• May 20th 2007 at 1:46PM
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eBay Motors has been a treasure trove of good finds this week, and today we bring you another rare SUV like the Saleen Explorer XP8. Though there are more than a few full-size SUVs on the market today, for decades the Chevy Suburban ruled a segment of one before the Ford Expedition arrived in 1996. But until Ford could develop a suitable Suburban fighter it made do by offering the Bronco Centurion, a four-door version of the Ford Bronco that was converted by a company named Centurion Vehicles.

The Centurion began life as a four-door club cab short bed F-Series pickup. To it was added a Bronco tailgate and fiberglass cap to close off the bed. A third-row bench was also donated by the Bronco to make the Centurion capable of carrying 8-9 people.

This particular Centurion is built off of the eighth-gen F-Series, though Centurions were also built on the ninth-gen F-Series up until 1996 when the tenth-gens arrived. It's powered by Ford's big 7.5L 460 c.i. V8 using the three-speed C6 automatic. Sure, it's got 220,000 miles on the odo and needs some TLC, but chances are any interested parties aren't looking for a show vehicle.

[Source: eBay Motors via GM Inside News]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think I've seen one of these once, ever. Admittedly, they're pretty cool, especially given their context (i.e., pre-SUV fad)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yup, taking a page out of the books of what guys did to the 67-72 Chevy trucks. Many custom companies made crew cabs out of them. This truck, has show truck potential, its very unique.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If memory serves, these were available both a half-tons (Bronco with an added door) and one-tons (F350 CC with a bronco tail added on)
      Very Cool
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks for posting this item. I saw one of these at a highway rest area years ago, couldn't figure out what it was (it was night, and I only got a quick look at it). I was guessing it was some kind of custom vehicle - thanks for filling in the details.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I remember seeing one of these for sale brand new at Bondy's Ford in Dothan, Alabama back in about 1994. As I recall, it was about $40,000 which was a tremendous amount of money at that time. It was a red half ton 4x4.

      A very neat vehicle indeed, and an interesting blast from the past.
      • 8 Years Ago
      have a f350 centurion for few years, will exchange for jeep, bronco is in Tijuana Baja mexico.
      new tires, 2 roof racks, 12,000 Lbs. winch. original

      will sale or trade please reply.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd go for a 6 door F-350 conversion before I'd buy one of these. Very cool though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      All the info you need at fourdoorbronco.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw one of these (on the ninth gen. F-Series platform) last summer. It was all black. Looked cool. And it was in great shape.
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