Every looked back and wish you had bought a new Ford Excursion.
Well...maybe.... just maybe you can convince the person who owns these
to give one up. They have 10 BRAND NEW - untouched Ford Excursions
just sitting (covered in plastic).
At this point, it's hardly a surprise to hear about rare cars
surfacing in the Middle East thanks to mega-rich collectors that often
hoard their prized possessions in the unlikeliest of places. But while
most of these car stashes involve limited-edition European sheet
metal, sometimes?albeit rarely?they feature some serious American
muscle. Interestingly enough, a warehouse in Dubai was recently found
to be the home of a different kind of American muscle: nearly a dozen
zero-mile Ford Excursions still wrapped in plastic and in pristine
The story behind these Blue Oval rigs is murky, to say the least, and
we're working on uncovering more background info. Still, we do know
that there are 10 in total, eight of which are said to be 6.8-liter
V-10 models while the other two are 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesels. In
2005, each Excursion fetched between $40,000 and $50,000, meaning
someone certainly spent a pretty penny on this collection of American
iron. That's doubly true when you consider these were never sold in
Asia, so they each had to be transported to the United Arab Emirates
(UAE) at an undoubtedly high rate.
Of course, half-a-million dollars is nothing for those who bathe in
rose water and pat their foreheads with Egyptian silk. Given most oil
magnates' affection for all things trucks and off-roading, the only
wonder is why they sprung for run-of-the-mill Fords instead of
commissioning the Dearborn automaker to make custom models with 10
wheels and a matching superyacht?
Still, these are some special trucks as most examples have either been
hot-rodded or driven into the ground here in the States. Even after
all the abuse, it's no surprise to see a used Excursion sell for
$40,000 thanks to the upswing in popularity for diesel models. It's
anyone's guess how much these sealed-and-secluded examples could go
for...if they were up for sale.
These Excursions are, as it seems, not up for grabs and are rather
being kept until their values balloon even more. Hopefully, when the
owner does decide to sell them, they'll replace all the parts that
have surely fallen apart due to lack of use. Stale gas and diesel can
do a lot of damage to a fuel system, and these somewhat-fickle big-boy
engines don't need any help when it comes to (un)reliability. Combine
that with the 15-year-old tires and they'll certainly need some TLC
before being driven.
There is the possibility that these could be left forever to collect
dust, but that's a version of the future we'd rather not consider.
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