Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Nothing says, "Go anywhere, do anything," quite as well as this lifted 2003 Ford Excursion XLT. This Excursion uses V10 power, so it moves effortlessly regardless of the terrain, and with a long list of options and upgrades, it's the ultimate machine for taking everyone you know to some pretty remote places.
Incredibly, that's original green-on-gray paint on this big Excursion, and it's in great condition. Despite the off-road-ready looks, it appears that this one has spent most of its life protected and carefully driven and the shiny finish is a testament to the care it has received. It has few scratches and maybe a chip or two here or there, but most of that was sustained in drive-thru car washes (don't use them!) and could be remedied with a buff and wax. These trucks are still handsome and functional-looking, one of the best designs if you're a fan of big SUVs, and with details such as the flared fenders, roof rack, and matching electric step ladders, it takes on a very serious look. We don't see any evidence of paint work or repairs and having lived in the care of only two owners its entire life, there's signs of great maintenance and care everywhere. It sports the desirable dual "barn door" configuration instead of a conventional tailgate, which makes loading it up in close quarters a lot easier. Shiny chrome bumpers, big driving lights up front, tinted windows, and a 4WP lift kit only add to the highly capable look.
The sumptuous tan leather interior was one of Ford's best, rivaling anything from Lincoln and making the Excursion one of the most luxurious full-size SUVs you could buy in 2003. The seats, having been recently recovered, are in excellent condition with minimal wear and no damage or discoloration. Heavy-duty mats have been protecting the carpets and the second and third rows are almost like new. Unquestionably someone loved this truck and treated it like something special. Just about everything was standard, including front and rear A/C, a powerful Kenwood AM/FM/CD touchscreen stereo with custom speakers, an amplifier, and even a built-in subwoofer the left "barn door". In addition to that there's cruise control, power windows, locks, seats, and mirrors, and the list goes on. The instrument panel has been dressed up with a slightly darker tan finish and there are a myriad of storage cubbies, cup holders, and other useful touches. There's also massive storage in the rear area, even with the third-row seat in place, making this this ultimate road trip warrior.
As I mentioned before, this particular Excursion came with a 6.8L V10, and with only 61,801 miles on the clock, this powerful motor has a long life ahead of itself. The truck has been dealer-maintained regularly, and is absolutely running like a champ right now. It's all stock under the hood with signs of careful maintenance and care over the years and as with most Ford trucks of the period, parts are plentiful and service is easy. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission handles all that V10 torque well and the transfer case and axles are fully operational. A re-gearing tune was applied for the larger tires and lift, and even with 4.30 gears with limited slip differential, this big brute can still easily handle highway speeds. Other than the lift components the undercarriage is all-stock, and although it's a little dirty (come on, could you resist the puddles?), everything is solid and as it should be for a low mileage truck. Slick Fuel alloy wheels are part of the tough package and wear 35-inch Nitto A/T Terra Grappler G2 rubber all around.
With lots of receipts for all the recent work, this immaculately kept Excursion is a rare find. So many of these trucks were abused and used up, it's remarkable to discover one that's been loved. Call today!
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