1971 Ford Bronco

Base Wagon 4x4
Sale Price
1 July 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Truck Restoration
Auction House
Chassis number U15GLK66887. Reams Red and white over white vinyl. 302ci/205hp V-8, automatic, wheel covers, 2.5-inch lift, Grant GT steering wheel, CD stereo.

Evaluation: Body-off restoration finished this year. Represented as the original engine. Gorgeous underbody with everything looking like new. Very good paint with a handful of minor flaws, including a bubble on the driver’s door. Restored interior. Solid, tasteful, attractive, mostly stock vintage Bronco.

Bottom Line: We’ve become accustomed to early Broncos setting the auction block on fire, and any Bronco shopper was spoiled for choice in Vegas this year, with both early examples and brand new 2021-22 models in ample supply. Almost all of the vintage Broncos in Vegas, however, were custom builds with modern drivetrains, crazy wheels, etc. Most of those sold very well, while the only two mostly stock Broncos (this one included) were softer. Not cheap, just sensible compared to the ever-growing prices we’re used to. Maybe the Bronco market is softening?

by Andrew Newton
8 July 2022
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