And it's for sale.
It's no secret that Ford dominates police car sales with its Explorer SUV. The auto manufacturer controls nearly two-thirds of the market and shows no signs of slowing down. The Explorer Interceptor police vehicle has become a prominent symbol of everyday life in America: cops have been using them to catch criminals, and cause chaos, and the fact that the Explorer is one of the best-selling cars in America helps make it difficult for criminals to spot undercover cop cars. This special edition pink 2013 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility on sale at Mecum auctions will accomplish the exact opposite.
This fifth-generation Ford Explorer features most of the gear you'd expect to see on any ordinary police car: you get your mounted spotlight, heavy front nudge bar, and LED lights, but a few key things are missing: the heavy-duty tires, police sirens, cop radio, and most importantly, the massive sign that says "Police" on the side of the car. Instead, you get a big set of multi-spoke alloy wheels, and the pinkest paint job we've seen in a long time. Not only has the exterior been covered in the nauseating color, but the interior has been ruined too. The seats feature a two-tone pink and white upholstery with pink carpeting.
Other than the pink color scheme and alloy wheels, this Explorer seems pretty stock. Under the hood, you get the standard 3.7-liter V6 engine mated to an auto transmission and AWD system. The interior also retains its stock features such as power windows, an AM/FM radio, and dual-zone air conditioning. This pink monstrosity is expected to reach between $15,000 and $20,000 when it goes on the auction block on April 8. This Explorer would be the worst possible option for catching crooks in Nashville but could work quite well in San Francisco.