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1970 Ford Bronco

Wagon
Mecum Dallas 2022
Wednesday, 7 September - Saturday, 10 September
$42,900
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
9 September 2022
Sold Date
F265
Lot Number
#4+
Unrestored original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. U15GLJ13505. Light blue with white roof over Parchment vinyl. 302/205hp, 3-speed column shift manual, roof rack, rear-mounted spare, older aftermarket cassette.

Evaluation: Represented as single family ownership and with 34,733 actual miles. That single family definitely kept their truck outside, however, as the paint is faded, chipped and rubbed through in spots with surface rust poking out from underneath. The wheels in particular show a ton of surface rust and the tires look too old to drive on for very long. The frame is reasonably clean. The upholstery is decent, just discolored, and the dash is faded and cracked. It’s a weathered but honest Bronco, and if you’re into patina it has the perfect amount. These days it also stands out among all the high-dollar restored Broncos out there.

Bottom Line: It still feels weird to call anywhere near $40K as #4 money for an old Bronco, but here we are. This one would make for a pretty straightforward restoration, but it’s just the kind of thing for an Austin hipster to drive around as-is. It just depends on who bought it but, either way, they paid full retail here.

by Andrew Newton
16 September 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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