Why Did This 2003 Ford SUV Sell For Over $100,000?

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What's so special about it?

The Ford Excursion is long gone, having been discontinued following the 2005 model year. The Ford Expedition Max is currently the Blue Oval's biggest SUV, and that's more than enough for a majority of customers shopping in this segment. The Excursion lasted for only one generation and shared a platform with the F-Series Super Duty, giving in impressive towing capabilities.

The Expedition, to compare, is essentially an F-150 underneath, so it gets a twin-turbo V6 under the hood. Because the Excursion rode on a Super Duty architecture, it could fit a larger engine, specifically Ford's 7.3-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 with 250 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque paired to a four-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case.

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This three-row SUV was a beast that wasn't really aimed at soccer moms, but rather outdoor workers and construction manager types. It was an interesting experiment that ultimately didn't work. There are still many Excursions still on the road today but very few probably aren't in as good of shape as this one recently sold on Bring A Trailer for - wait for it - $100,000. It has only 16,000 miles on the odometer, but still that's a huge sum.

As a Limited trim, it has all of the bells and whistles available at the time, such as beige leather upholstery, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and chrome-finished 16-inch BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires. A few additional creature comforts include power-adjustable and heated front seats, power windows, automatic climate control, rear climate control and entertainment system, cruise control, and an in-dash six-CD changer.

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But $100k? A fully-loaded Expedition Max doesn't cost that amount. But it's also not exactly unique. The Excursion was. It was big, thirsty, and highly capable of doubling as both a work and family vehicle. Plus, it had a turbo-diesel option.

A $100k might at first seem way too much for an SUV like this but low-mileage examples in solid condition could be one of the next big things in the collectors' market. We're left wondering whether its new owner will drive it or store it. We'll understand if they opt for the latter.

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