Muscle Car Builder Gives Ford Expedition Some Punch

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Ford Expedition

A few subtle changes is all it takes to turn a regular Ford Expedition into an aggressive, trail-ready ‘ute!

We’re big fans of the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts. And for good reason. Ford’s latest full-size family hauler is comfy, luxurious, handsome, and pretty darn quick. But of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t make them better. We saw this with Ford’s custom Baja Adventurer Expedition they brought to the L.A. Auto Show, which was pretty darn awesome. And now renowned modern muscle car outfitter Classic Design Concepts has built a cool custom Expedition of their own.

Ford Expedition

Much like the Baja Adventurer, CDC’s custom Ford Expedition was built with an eye toward unpaved roads. Which is why they fitted it with excellent 305/55/20 BF Goodrich T/A K02 tires. Wrapped around a set of sweet-looking 20×9-inch Fuel Trophy wheels, the aggressive rolling stock is enough to give this new Ford Expedition a dramatically different look. But CDC didn’t stop there.

Ford Expedition

They added a Borla exhaust to amplify the raspy notes of the twin-turbo V6 under the hood, then got to work on some subtle cosmetic changes. The grille and C-pillar were painted/wrapped in gloss black, the latter treatment giving the truck more of a “floating roof” look. Red accents were added along the bottom, just above the power running boards. That, along with a black/charcoal beltline stripe, break up the stock slab sides of the Ford Expedition nicely.

Ford Expedition

Trucks like this might not be CDC’s typical wheelhouse, but maybe they should be. With a few simple changes, they took this stock ride to the next level. Instead of looking like your average mall crawler/soccer mom ride, this Ford Expedition now looks like something ready to tackle some local trails. And that, friends, is no small feat!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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