If You Can't Wait for a Ford Bronco, Why Not Go Vintage? (2024)

If You Can't Wait for a Ford Bronco, Why Not Go Vintage? (1)

The latest, and likely greatest, Ford Bronco has finally made its public debut and it looks like it will be a beloved addition to the Bronco’s history. If you want one NOW though, you might look at the vintage market to try to curb your Bronco cravings until you can add the new model to your stable. With that in mind, we looked over a smattering of Bronco auctions that wrapped this year to give you an idea of what different Bronco models might cost you if you’re so inclined.

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1968 Ford Bronco: $83,000

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It might not be a surprise that the older the Bronco, the higher the price. Add a plethora of custom work into the mix and the price can get even higher. This ’68 Bronco is proof. Powered by a fuel-injected 347 CID small-block Ford V8, this Bronco also features enough custom touches that made it fit right in at the 2018 SEMA show, where it was featured as part of a giveaway.

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1979 Ford Bronco: $29,500

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This ’79 Ford Bronco is on the milder side when it comes to modifications. Recently refinished in Ford’s white chocolate paint with blue decals reminiscent of the original paint scheme, this Bronco should give you lots of curb appeal. Still powered by a 351 CID Ford V8 that was rebuilt, reportedly, ten years ago, the new owner won’t exactly be screaming down the quarter-mile. Though, that’s not the point of a Bronco. This Bronco has had some bodywork done, with a quarter panel, door and tailgate replaced, so that might give you an idea of what a Bronco with some resolved issues will bring.

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1974 Ford Bronco: $40,000

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This Bronco didn’t sell for the $40,000 it was bid up to, which should give you a good idea of what the market is like on lightly modified, refinished first-generation Ford Broncos. Powered by a small-block Ford that is mated to a recently rebuilt automatic three-speed transmission, this Bronco will give you factory performance. Big rubber and a Bestop soft top help make this Bronco look ready for the trails, too, but might detract for those looking for originality.

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1977 Ford Bronco: $63,000

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This beautiful example of a restored ’77 Bronco is reflected in its sale price. Refinished to its factory medium copper finish, this Bronco looks factory fresh. Of course, there are some subtle modifications that make it better than stock like an upgraded suspension, a 23-gallon fuel tank and a Bluetooth audio system. Though, these modifications aren’t as obvious as some custom work in this gallery. If you’re chasing a higher-end first-gen Bronco, you might expect to pay something like this.

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1973 Ford Bronco: $48,000

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If it’s not clear by now, snagging a first-generation Ford Bronco is going to set you back. Though, this well-maintained example from ’73 is proof that it doesn’t always have to break the bank. Substantially cheaper than the previous first-gen Bronco, this example hasn’t been returned to its factory finish, nor has it been meticulously maintained. Instead, this is a great example of a good-looking driver quality car that probably will only increase in value.

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1968 Ford Bronco: $30,250

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Did you honestly think we were done with first-gen Broncos? OK. Good. Anyway, this is another example of a no-sale on what looks like a sound ’68 Ford Bronco. As noted in the images, this Bronco has been extensively refreshed with a replacement quarter panel in place. The floor pans and footwells have also been replaced. Now, the work seems to be well done, but extensive work does sometimes come with a price penalty. All that said, this Bronco would have made someone really happy for $30K.

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1988 Ford Bronco: $13,700

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Obviously, later examples of the Ford Bronco will demand less cash than the older ones. And, this ’88 model is living proof. Selling for a fraction of the price of first-generation examples, this ’88 still looks like it offers just as much fun for a lower asking price. The Eddie Bauer package might add some value down the line, but definitely adds some fun accent colors and a nice conversation starter.

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1996 Ford Bronco: $16,250

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While older examples are generally pricier than newer, this ’96 model is a beautiful outlier. Selling for more than the previous example on this list, it is just that nice of a truck. Refinished to factory colors in 2014, this well-maintained ’96 model will take you back to the mid-'90s in style. The fact that this Bronco is also the final year of the Bronco’s run until the 2021 model was revealed, probably helps with the price.

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1975 Ford Bronco Denver Bronco’s edition: $25,000

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While a lot of the examples on this list are well-maintained or restored examples of vintage Bronco SUVs, this one is maybe on the rougher side of the spectrum. Selling for $25,000, this rare Denver Broncos edition Ford Bronco might be one of the more on-the-nose special editions. Restored versions of this odd Bronco bring big bucks, but this example is missing some key features and has some wear and tear. Naturally, that’s reflected in the price and makes it a reasonable way to jump into a rare example of a first-gen Bronco.

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1978 Ford Bronco: $46,000

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What might be my favorite Bronco of this list, this Ford from ’78 simply oozes cool. This recently refinished ’78 looks like it was ripped right out of the late ‘70s with aftermarket aluminum wheels and big rubber. While it was refinished, this example seems like it was a nice starting point for a restoration, which combined with the execution helped it command a solid figure.

Introduction

As an automotive enthusiast and expert, I have extensive knowledge of the Ford Bronco and its history. I have followed the development and release of the latest Ford Bronco model and have a deep understanding of the vintage Bronco market. I can provide you with information about the different Bronco models mentioned in this article.

Vintage Ford Bronco Models

This article discusses various vintage Ford Bronco models and their prices in the market. Here is some information about the concepts mentioned in the article:

  1. 1968 Ford Bronco: This model is a highly sought-after vintage Bronco. It features a fuel-injected 347 CID small-block Ford V8 engine and custom touches that made it stand out at the 2018 SEMA show. The price for this model was $83,000.

  2. 1979 Ford Bronco: This model is relatively milder in terms of modifications. It has been refinished in Ford's white chocolate paint with blue decals, reminiscent of the original paint scheme. It is powered by a rebuilt 351 CID Ford V8 engine. The price for this model was $29,500.

  3. 1974 Ford Bronco: This model did not sell for the bid price of $40,000, indicating the market for lightly modified, refinished first-generation Ford Broncos. It is powered by a small-block Ford engine and has a recently rebuilt automatic three-speed transmission. The price for this model was not disclosed.

  4. 1977 Ford Bronco: This restored '77 Bronco features a factory medium copper finish. It has subtle modifications such as an upgraded suspension, a 23-gallon fuel tank, and a Bluetooth audio system. The price for this model was $63,000.

  5. 1973 Ford Bronco: This well-maintained '73 Bronco is a more affordable option compared to some of the other first-generation Broncos mentioned. It has not been returned to its factory finish but is considered a good-looking driver quality car. The price for this model was $48,000.

  6. 1968 Ford Bronco: Another example of a first-gen Bronco, this '68 model has undergone extensive refreshing, including the replacement of quarter panels, floor pans, and footwells. The price for this model was $30,250.

  7. 1988 Ford Bronco: Later models of the Ford Bronco, such as this '88 model, tend to have lower prices compared to the older ones. This '88 Bronco, with the Eddie Bauer package, offers fun accent colors and a lower asking price. The price for this model was $13,700.

  8. 1996 Ford Bronco: This '96 model stands out as a beautiful outlier, selling for more than the previous example on the list. It has been refinished to factory colors and is well-maintained. Being the final year of the Bronco's run until the 2021 model, it holds some significance. The price for this model was $16,250.

  9. 1975 Ford Bronco Denver Bronco's edition: This rare Denver Broncos edition Ford Bronco is on the rougher side of the spectrum. It sold for $25,000, reflecting its wear and tear and missing key features. It offers an opportunity to own a rare example of a first-gen Bronco.

  10. 1978 Ford Bronco: This '78 Bronco is a personal favorite from the list. It has a cool, late '70s vibe with aftermarket aluminum wheels and big rubber. It was refinished and served as a starting point for restoration. The price for this model was $46,000.

These are just a few examples of the vintage Ford Bronco models mentioned in the article. The prices mentioned reflect the market value at the time of the auctions. Vintage Bronco prices can vary depending on factors such as condition, modifications, rarity, and demand.

I hope this information helps you understand the different vintage Ford Bronco models mentioned in the article. If you have any further questions or need more information, feel free to ask!

If You Can't Wait for a Ford Bronco, Why Not Go Vintage? (2024)

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