Originally Posted by gcvt
Was it just a theft recovery vehicle by any chance?
Roof was fully caved in after a house collapsed on it from an avalanche. The previous, previous owner ordered a brand new Excursion body and swaped everything over.
Actually, now that I think more about it, it had a Salvage title at one point, but maybe it cleared the Salvage status after the vehicle sold to the owner I bought it from in Arkansas. The Salvage status does still show on Carfax but I'm not sure AAA cares about that. Everything was fully disclosed to me, but with some states not paying much attention to things like this, you can see how it can be fairly simple to "wash" a title.
A salvage title may make financing more challenging too.