Merica! In case the 1st Gen Ford Bronco isn’t American enough for you, maybe a fresh coat of Shelby Guardsman Blue and a patriotic Explorer Custom decal package will put you over the top. We’re in love with this beautiful recently-restored 1969 Bronco being offered for sale by the team at Crown Classics in Ventura, California. At an asking price of $129,995, it won’t come cheap, but you’ll 1000% get what you pay for. If you’ve got the means, scoop this one and enjoy smiles for miles.
The First Generation Ford Bronco 4x4: Beyond Iconic.
With the International Scout taking America by storm with its brash utility and boxy handsomeness, Ford Product Manager Don Frey (the father of the Ford Mustang) sought to introduce something from the blue Oval that had all the off-road grit and might of the Scout, but that brought a bit more comfort for daily driving. Enter, the Ford Bronco. The legend.
Interested in a thorough deep-dive into the storied history of the Bronco? We highly recommend giving this article from our friends at Silodrome a read: First Generation Ford Bronco – The Essential Buying Guide
The Market Value of the First Generation Ford Bronco.
Market values for 1st generation Ford Broncos are really all over the map, and really depend on the originality, modifications, condition, level of restoration and year. Taking a quick look at the year to date data courtesy of our friends at www.classic.com, you can see that these values do swing wildly, from the custom 72 sold at Barrett Jackson back in January for a whopping $335,000, to the “beater” 72 that sold on BaT for $26,250 in September. At its current asking price, this is an upper-middle-of-the-pack example, but if you poke around below, we think you’ll find it’s a fair number.
Condition and Specs.
Pretty dang perfect. That’s how we’d describe this one. Having gone through a recent ground-up restoration, you’ll be hard pressed to find any visual or mechanical flaws with this bad boy. The team at Crown would love for you to fly or drive into Southern California and see for yourself.
Here are some of the highlights of this beautiful restoration:
- Rebuilt 302 Cubic Inch V8 Motor
- Holley Sniper Fuel Injection
- 3-Speed Column Shift Manual Transmission
- Recent Ground Up Restoration
- Shelby Guardsman Blue
- Explorer Custom Decal Package
- 3 Speed, Column Shift Manual Transmission
- Front Disc Brakes
- 3.5” Lift Via James Duff Suspension
- M/T Alloy Wheels
- 35” BFGoodrich All Terrain Tires
- Custom Saddle Interior
- Double Diamond Stitched Bucket Seats
- Billet Controls
- Full Soft Top