The Pick of the Day is an affordable SUV that could grow in value
Oh well, Monterey Car Week is over and it’s back to reality. But reality seems not half bad when the Pick of the Day is a sweet-looking 1977 Ford Bronco with an asking price under $20 grand.
This was the final production year for the Bronco, and this one is a fully equipped four-wheel-drive model with a 302cid V8, automatic transmission, power steering and brakes, and recently installed Vintage Air climate control.
“This truck has been with the same Atlanta owner since 2012 and has been driven regularly – including a cross-county trip on Route 66,” according to the Atlanta dealer advertising the Bronco on ClassicCars.com. “It’s mechanically well sorted with some nice upgrades: MSD electronic ignition, aluminum radiator, new alternator and aluminum intake with Holley carburetor.”
The 4WD truckette looks like it’s had a few custom touches, such as the tubular bumpers, grille guard and side steps, fog lights and white steel wheels. The blue-and-white look works well, and this Bronco appears ready for beach cruising or back-country exploration.
“Cosmetically, this early Bronco shows to a driver standard inside and out – the body appears straight and solid, and the paint shows pretty well with a good gloss,” the ad says. “It does have some rust and previous rust repair in the typical spots, notably in the inner fenders and inner rockers, but nothing that affects functionality, safety or outward appearance.”
The large gallery of photos show that the Ford is in decent condition, inside, outside and underneath, though a meticulous owner might want to perform some cleanup to bring it up to the next level, possibly for later resale at a profit. As it is, the Bronco seems like a decent SUV that would be fun to own.
These compact Broncos have seen some value growth in the collector car market as of late, which makes this one quite appealing at $19,900.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.