Last Sunday I drove over to Dahl Ford in Davenport. One of the owner’s collector cars, a 1959 Fairlane 500 Galaxie Town Sedan, was being sold off to make room for-you guessed it-more vintage cars.
I found the unmistakable pink and black ’59 immediately! More on that car later, by the way, don’t worry.
But as is my wont, I wandered around the dealership for a while after, to see if there was anything else interesting. And in so doing, saw my first 2020 Explorer.
SUVs and crossovers aren’t really a huge interest to me, but as the ’20 Explorer shares its platform with the upcoming 2020 Lincoln Aviator, I strolled over for a look.
Not bad. And since the earlier Explorer had been around since 2011 (and even earlier, with a different body and called the Freestyle/Taurus X-funny how a station wagon sold better when it was given an SUV name, eh?), a new one was due.
This one was an ST, and as blacked out as you can get, with color-keyed paint, wheels and interior. I’m kind of wondering how robust the A/C is with that heat-sink color combo! But I digress.
As crossovers/Mini-Me SUVs go, it’s pretty attractive, though I’d prefer something in a medium blue metallic with beige interior and silver or chrome-plated wheels. But I’m certain the blacked-out ST will be popular once these start arriving en masse at Ford dealers.
So, has anyone else seen one out in the wild yet? At any rate, I’m sure K V will be able to let me try one out once they get several in stock.
I’m even more curious to check out it’s flossier Lincoln cousin when they start appearing at Strieter. Until then, keep calm and Brougham on!