Would you take this nautical Ford Expedition?

Here's a SEMA winner for only $6,500

1y ago

This is a 1998 Ford Expedition XLT. It's also a 1999 build by Advanced Automotive Technologies out of Detroit called the Ford Expedition Seascape. The build had cost over $100,000, and was good enough to win Best Ford Concept Truck at the SEMA auto show.

This vehicle is currently owned by Doug Tabbutt, although there were at least three owners before him after the vehicle left the builders. He found the truck several months ago in a McDonald's parking lot and used as the personal vehicle of an employee. Doug has brought attention back to it, with it featuring in the above VinWiki video and being shown at Radwood Detroit.

The rear sundeck is power-opening and stows the rear window to allow airflow into the truck

The rear sundeck is power-opening and stows the rear window to allow airflow into the truck

It's fully boat-themed in terms of appearance, featuring aquatic-inspired vinyls and teak accents on the running board, bumpers, and rear sundeck. That rear sundeck is power-operated to stow the rear window, which allows airflow throughout the cabin. For more airflow, the canvas roof manually retracts.

Doug acknowledges that it's a 20-year-old custom build, so it "needs some love." The condition isn't bad now though, and he says it still gets "massive attention" wherever he drives it. The mechanics are in excellent condition, although it needs a bit of work cosmetically. He says he'd love to see it restored to its former glory.

It'll only cost you $6,500 to buy it from him, although he'll consider interesting trades. Except boats.

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Comments (10)

  • "S.S. Bondo" 🤣

      1 year ago
  • That’s a Richard Hammond car if there ever was one

      1 year ago
  • It’s so 90’s it hurts!

      1 year ago
  • Sure...there’s nothing there that a sawzall and rhino-lining can’t fix in an afternoon 😉

      1 year ago
  • Um. No

      1 year ago