For Bring a Trailer, zero to 100,000 took less than 10 years. That’s impressively short for the site to transform from a place to find cool classified ads to an online auction platform where you can buy almost any vehicle. Especially obscure and cool rides.
The very first listings on Bring a Trailer were a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, a 1990 BMW M3, and a race-used 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT. The first 4×4 came to BaT a month later, when a super-cool and extremely original 1964 Nissan Patrol crossed the block.
10 Best 4x4s Ever Listed on Bring a Trailer
Since those early days, the listings have kept getting more interesting, with nearly 16,000 trucks and 4x4s being auctioned. We wanted to show you the best, but how do you define that?
The coolest, priciest, and most viewed? All three have their upsides and downsides. So instead, we’re blending together all three. Hey, it’s our list, after all.
Bring a Trailer: Most Expensive 4x4s
1949 Dodge Power Wagon 4-Door
The six top listings and most of the top 10 are Mercedes-Benz G-Class models of one special sort or another. So let’s skip past them for now to this one. The coolest and meanest looking Power Wagon we’ve ever seen was built by Desert Power Wagons in Scottsdale, Ariz. The extended cab is custom and there’s a beefed-up 5.9L Cummins diesel under the long and louvered hood. The cab has been modified with parts from a Cadillac CTS, among other sources. It sold for $405,000 in 2021.
1968 Ford Bronco 4-Door
No, there was never a four-door factory Bronco in the 1960s. The Bronc wouldn’t get more doors until 2021. This one got its doors from Maxlider Brothers Customs in 2018. There’s a longer body and a stretched frame, and under the hood lives a supercharged 5.0L Ford Coyote V8. The rest of the driveline has been modernized, including the suspension. And while this $300,000 Bronco has four doors, it actually has three rows of seats — making it better than any minivan ever.
Ringbrothers 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer
Next up is a 1972 K5 Blazer built by Ringbrothers in 2019. This one was completely restored with goodies like a carbon fiber hood, GM ZZ430 V8, and tons more. The interior work is exquisite and the truck sold for $300,000.
Bring a Trailer: Highest Bid 4×4
2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Brabus
The most expensive 4×4 ever sold on the site was actually a 6×6 (hey, I said it was our list!). A very modified Brabus G-Class 6×6 monster that sold for $1.17 million back in May of last year. We’re not sure how much off-roading this monster could actually do, but no matter how far down the trail you go, everyone is going to see you.
Bring a Trailer: Most Popular 4x4s
Enough of the expensive ones already, here are the 4×4 vehicles that have been the most popular, which means the most viewed.
Supercharged Bronco-Style Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
I have no idea what this is. Other than awesome, that is. It started with a 1979 Ford Bronco and a 2011 F-150 Raptor as the donors and was built by Sweet Brothers Restomods. It’s a four-door with an open rear, but it’s not quite a pickup. And that’s because the bed is open to the cab, just like it would have been in a Bronco. The engine is a supercharged 6.2L V8, the interior is Raptor, but the body is nothing that Ford ever built. It’s just wow.
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser
It’s a bone-stock 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser. Why is this one of the most popular 4x4s ever listed on the site? Because at the time of the sale it only had 1,005 miles on the odometer. That’s right, it’s the closest anyone has been to a brand-new 1994 Land Cruiser since 1995. With beautiful dark green metallic paint just waiting to be taken out into the dirt.
1979 International Harvester Super Scout II
This 1979 International Harvester Super Scout II was modified by the Midas Van Conversion Company way back when it was new. That means that while the paint and graphics were refreshed in 2014, this is what it looked like back in the day. Period correct, as it were. The blue graphics are stunning, even if the not the same blue as, well, something else.
1985 Toyota Pickup
Is a 1974 Ford C-750 cab with a matching motorhome trailer and custom snowmobiles a 4×4? Ok, it’s probably not, even on our list. But this one definitely is. It’s a 1985 Toyota pickup that has been transformed into an ultimate 1980s icon. A near-perfect copy of the Marty McFly truck from Back to the Future. A mild lift, loads of KC lights, and black paint with black tubular bumpers. It’s perfect.
Bring a Trailer: Most Extreme 4x4s
Bring a Trailer sent us a list of the 4x4s it thinks were the most extreme. And we picked our two favorites from that list.
2013 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
Want your own Mad Max apocalypse adventure rig? That’s exactly what this Tundra promised. The Toyota has a 7-inch suspension lift and a 3-inch body lift for starters. Then it has air suspension, FOX shocks, a 17,500-pound capacity winch, roof racks, a snorkel, and a 46-gallon extra fuel tank. Then there are all the cosmetic modifications that make this just the right amount of over the top.
2021 EarthCruiser FX
We thought this EarthCruiser was so cool that we covered it when it was listed earlier this year. The overlander starts with a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter chassis with a low-range transfer case and diesel engine. Then the EarthCruiser box was fitted with a heater, AC, water filtration, and almost everything you need to go camping almost anywhere you’d want to go.