For Sale: 2008 Ford Explorer in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin

With the SVT Lightning's run ending in 2004, there was a void left for a high performance truck at Ford. It didn't take long for the folks at SVT to pick a target and create a prototype in 2005 from the Sport Trac model line which originated in 2001 and was headed into a second generation. The Adrenalin prototype had a supercharged 4.6 liter V8 with 390 horsepower and was cosmetically enhanced for an aggressive look. Well, long story short, the SVT project was cancelled but the nameplate and cosmetic treatment stuck, and nearly 6,000 Adrenalins were built between 2008 and 2010.

For consignment, a shining example of a 2008 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin with a title verified 69,292 actual miles. While most Adrenalins had a V6, this is one with the naturally aspirated V8. The layout of the Sport Trac provides a usable short bed along with four doors and seating for five. The Adrenalin adds an upgraded sound system, special gauges, and of course, enhanced exterior cosmetic features.

This truck has been well taken care of because the Colorado Red paint is in fantastic condition. The color extends onto the front fascia which is augmented by a black grille with a bold black cross piece over a gaping air intake. The headlights are also backed in black and our example has a bug deflector on the hood. An extended fascia with headlights is part of the Adrenalin package and adds to the aggressive presentation of this sport truck. From the side, the proportions are unique and was developed essentially as an Explorer pickup truck, only this version has attractive side vents, a color keyed running board, and 20-inch chrome wheels specific to the Adrenalin. The rear hits design marks too with a lower rear valance from which twin exhaust tips protrude, a hard tonneau cover, and the Adrenalin moniker spelled out in a unique font. The bed is clean and features a bedliner that was standard on this model. A couple of rock chips on the front fascia and minor blemishes on the wheel clear coat are the only demerits on this clean truck.

Molded plastic door panels have an adventurous feel with varying shapes and textures, reminding us stylistically of a Jeep. Black leather bucket seats are up front, and the condition belies the mileage on the truck but supports our "pampered" conclusion. The rear seats, also in black leather, seat three across and the outside passengers have headrests. The monochromatic black continues with the basic steering wheel with thumb controls for cruise control and the radio. Two white faced gauges are in the driver's sightline and relay RPMs and speed while a center digital screen shows additional information. The clean center stack supports a 6-CD changer and AM/FM radio with SYNC and Bluetooth, Adrenalin add ons. In the center console, a shifter with a straight, vertical handle sits next to a pair of cupholders and in front of the armrest/storage bin. Black vinyl floor cover takes its place in lieu of carpet and Sport Trac rubber mats are on top. The gray headliner, overhead console, and power sunroof, all look great.

A 4.6 liter 3-valve V8 is under the red hood and is rated at 292 horsepower. It's fuel injected and tied to a 5R55E 5-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the transfer case which in hand sends shafts to meet 3.73 gears in the front and the back. Power assisted disc brakes are at all four corners with the rears being new. The engine bay has been detailed and is clean.

Generally clean and driver quality underneath with the usual amount of surface rust. Everything looks dry as well and the single exhaust flows into the original muffler and then splits at the tailpipe and sends out two tips. Independent suspension is at both ends with MacPherson struts in front and coil springs in the back. We also note a trailer hitch and spare tire underneath.

The concept of the Sport Trac is appealing. Four doors and a bed in a truck that's not overly wrought and AWD to boot? This truck started right up and hit our test loop with eagerness and decent acceleration. The big 20-inch wheels have us up high with good visibility and since we're not towing anything, good maneuverability. The sound system, the A/C, the lights, and everything else passes our test with flying colors, or at least bright red!

As a Lightning fan, I remember when the prototype was shown, (it was featured in Car and Driver), and was excited for the new design. Ford was calling it an "SUT" for Sport Utility Truck and we're glad that monogram was dropped. Despite not getting the SVT treatment, the Adrenalin is still a great looking truck and fairly rare to see on the street. This is a great example that could easily be used for shows and just as readily used for daily duty.


F-Ford Motor Company
E-3001 Thru 4000lb GVWR
U23-Explorer Sport Trac
8-4.6 Liter SOHC 3V V8 292hp
4-Check Digit
U-Louisville, KY Assy Plant
A99090-Sequential Unit Number

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Vehicle Details

  • 2008 Ford Explorer
  • Listing ID: CC-1844925
  • Price: $30,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:2008
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Explorer
  • Exterior Color:Colorado Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:69291
  • Stock Number:6345
  • VIN:1FMEU23848UA99090
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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