Too Good To Be True: 1977 Ford Bronco – $25,000

Nov 2019 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

If you’ve been following vintage SUV prices over the past several years, you know first generation Ford Broncos appreciated to ridiculous levels during that period.  Consequently, we normally pass on featuring nice examples as we truly believe there is a bubble in the making on these.  However, listed yesterday is what appears to be a nice driver quality 58K original mile example here on Craigslist in Yardley, Pennsylvania the private seller is currently asking $25,000 for.  Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool reveals the current caretaker has his Bronco priced less than halfway between #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $38,100 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $19,400.  If you are serious about purchasing this Bronco, you can call or text Steve at (609) 847-5930 to start the conversation.

Watching International Harvester’s success with its Scout, Ford launched its Bronco in 1966 with three cab configurations:  a wagon, a pickup, and an open model with cut-out filler panels instead of doors to compete with Jeep’s CJ-5. While rugged off-roaders, rust prevention was non-existent from the factory and in the rust belt Bronco bodies literally disintegrated around their frames.  Today, companies like Dyancorn offer complete replacements which make a lot of sense versus trying to repair a tired rusted body.

We’re intrigued by this Bronco as the low mileage has us wondering whether the example spent most of its life out west.  The engine swap to a Mustang 5.0 liter mill is a nice upgrade as long as the brakes and suspension have been upgraded properly.  We strongly encourage you to look underneath this Bronco carefully during your in-person inspection to ensure the shiny red paint isn’t hiding structural rust.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s very brief description:

“1977 Ford Bronco, 58,000 miles , Mustang HO 5.0 motor, auto , runs excellent. Super clean driver 

Do you have a first generation Bronco story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!


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