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What's a Bronco worth?

Trying to determine the value of an early Bronco can be tricky. It's not like other classic cars. With an old Mustang or Corvette you can look up the estimated average value on any number of published Price Guides. You determine what condition the car fits into on the chart, then add or subtract a percentage for variables like engine size and options.

Unfortunately Broncos don't fit into this pricing model because most of the time their value is dependent on aftermarket upgrades and modifications. Certainly there are Broncos out there that are fully restored and their value comes from how close they are to original condition as they rolled off the assembly line. An uncut 1966 Roadster or Baja Stroppe would be two good examples of this.  But more often then not the value of a Bronco lies in how well it's been built up for the trail or street. The Bronco is unique because unlike other collector cars, a highly modified Bronco will usually outsell it's factory original counterpart. Read the rest of this entry »

One of the most often asked questions when looking at Early Broncos for sale is, "what year should I look for?" As you might expect the answer is... "it depends." At first glance the Early Bronco doesn't seem like it changed much over it's 11 year history from 1966 to 1977. But while the sheet metal may look the same, there were definite changes in options, trim packages, axles, engines and transmissions.

The best year(s) for you will depend  a lot on how you plan on driving your new Bronco. Will it be a daily driver or a restored show queen? Do you want it for scenic camping trails or hardcore rock crawling? The breakdown below should help narrow down your choices based on the changes from year to year. Read the rest of this entry »