Cross-marketing by automakers with high-profile consumer brands has a long history, resulting in such mashups as the AMC Gremlin Levis Edition, the Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus Edition and, most recently, the Nissan Rogue Star Wars Edition.
The Pick of the Day, a 1990 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer Edition, seems to have connected the dots with a four-wheel-drive SUV and an outdoors adventure outfitter. But while you might think that would signify a more-rugged off-roading character for the Bronco, it’s actually a luxury package comprised primarily of styling and interior upgrades, and Eddie Bauer badging.
Nonetheless, the Eddie Bauer Bronco is a highly desirable setup that provides better comfort, more features and stylish appearance for the compact SUV, the second-generation of Ford’s Jeep CJ competitor.
This Bronco is a lifelong Georgia car that has never seen rust and is largely original, according to the Lithia Springs, Georgia, dealer advertising the Ford on ClassicCars.com. “It has never been hit, damaged or repainted, and obviously someone loved it.”
“With the upscale Eddie Bauer trim… it remains very handsome for being nearly 30 years old,” the dealer adds. “The two-tone Metallic Taupe and Tan combination is subtle yet sophisticated, giving the small 4×4 a big dose of class.”
The interior remains in great condition, according to the ad, with all the special-edition trim intact and a modern audio system.
“The Eddie Bauer upgrade is most evident inside, where you’ll find comfortable high-back bucket seats wrapped in comfortable striped fabric,” the dealer notes. “Matching tan carpets and monogrammed floor mats add to the rather luxurious feeling, and as the top-of-the-line model, everything was standard. That means you get things like cold A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, a rear defroster, and even a tilt steering column.”
The Bronco is powered by Ford’s 2.9-liter V6 with 4-speed automatic transmission and a push-button four-wheel-drive system that includes a low range for rugged going off road. Although, this little SUV looks too nice for any rough stuff.
The asking price seems quite reasonable at $14,995, especially considering that Broncos have been climbing in value of late.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.