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Armored Diplomatic Ford Excursion: For Sale on AutoTrader

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2003 Ford Excursion

author photo by Jeffrey Archer
  • Armored Excursion owned by Jordanian embassy
  • Used to transport Jordan's King Abdullah II
  • Available near Washington, D.C. for $145,999

This 2003 Ford Excursion might seem plush thanks to its three TVs, high-end Pioneer audio system and elegant leather upholstery. But it can also withstand machine gun fire, as the Jordanian embassy armored it to transport the nation's king. For shoppers who want the last word in security and luxury, it's for sale at FC Auto in Falls Church, Virginia.

According to Frederico, a salesperson at FC Auto, the Excursion's armor job cost around $275,000 when the Jordanian embassy bought it new in 2003. The SUV was armored by California firm Becker Auto Design, a prominent company known for armoring luxury vehicles, such as the Excursion, the Cadillac Escalade and the Mercedes Sprinter full-size van.

"We have all the plans from Becker in a notebook that will go with the car," said Frederico, who added that the armoring documents read like an architectural blueprint. "It's kind of interesting to see how it's all done, and it would cost a lot more to do now."

The Jordanian embassy used the armored Excursion only sparingly, putting less than 5,500 miles on its odometer in nearly a decade of ownership. But Frederico says that's because it was only driven when Jordan's King Abdullah II was visiting Washington -- a fact that's proven by its virtually spotless interior and CARFAX report, which confirms the Excursion's usage as a diplomatic vehicle.

The Excursion's next owner is sure to appreciate its high-quality interior along with its impressive array of luxury items. Such features include three televisions -- headlined by a large flat-screen in the partition between the driver and rear passengers -- and a refrigerator. The Excursion is also trimmed in leather, and features a rear-facing second-row bench seat so passengers can face one another as the vehicle drives. Thicker windows, reinforced suspension, Kevlar door panels and upgraded wheels and tires help protect occupants from would-be assassins.

While the 2003 Excursion doesn't offer the latest design among full-size SUVs, this one boasts some of the best protection money can buy. If that's on your wish list, consider contacting FC Autos, but be ready to open your wallet, as the dealership is asking $145,999 for the high-security SUV.

What it means to you: This Ford Excursion is a tempting choice for shoppers who need to combine high security with high class.

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