Tuesday, November 6, 2012
2001 Ford Urban Explorer Concept
Sold for $33,000 at 2010 RM Auctions.
The Urban Explorer edition is a sport utility that was meant to remain on the pavement. It is a multi-functional mode of transportation that met the cargo, passenger, and load-carrying needs. It has four-wheel drive and a 4.6-liter all-aluminum SOHC V8 engine delivering 240 horsepower. There is a five-speed automatic gearbox with overdrive and four-wheel hydraulic power disc brakes.
The Urban Explorer Concept has a lowered suspension and understated side-cladding, the latter doubling as protection against stone chips. There are eye-catching, five-spoke 20-inch wheelbase that are housed within wide wheel flares, giving it a sporty stance.
the front fascia has an integrated, uniquely-styled driving lamps and functional brake cooling ducts. The rear fascia has center-exiting dual exhaust with bright-polished tail-pipe tips. A roof-spoiler on the trailing edge of the lift-gate replaces the standard SUV roof-rack.
Inside, there are quad-sport bucket seats and a thick-rim sport steering wheel. There are a full front-to-rear center console, a unique sport gauge cluster and new molded interior badging. The high contrast interior color theme is black and lime green with iridescent piping.
In 2010, this vehicle was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $30,000 - $50,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $33,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.