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62k Original Miles: 1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer Edition

No vehicle encapsulates the cyclical nature of the new car market better than the Ford Bronco. Initially ignored by the buying public, it experienced impressive sales growth in the late 1970s. Volumes dropped during the 1980s, reaching a point where Ford discontinued the badge in 1996. However, the latest generation released in 2021 proved there was still life left in the old girl. This 1995 Bronco is an Eddie Bauer Edition, and with only 62,000 miles on the clock, it should offer its new owner years of reliable service. It is listed here on eBay in Miami, Florida. Bidding sits at $18,100, which is below the reserve.

Ford unveiled its Fifth Generation Bronco in 1991, with the final vehicles rolling off the line in 1996. Potential buyers viewed that as the end of the line for the badge, and it would take twenty-five years before a new Bronco would grace showroom floors again. This 1995 model is an Eddie Bauer Edition that the original owner ordered in a combination of Desert Copper and Light Santa Fe. Its presentation is impressive for an off-roader of this vintage, seemingly indicating the vehicle has been treated respectfully throughout its life. The supplied photos are limited, but there are no signs of significant paint or panel issues and no evidence or mention of rust in this garage-kept classic. The trim and glass are excellent, and the larger wheels with chunky tires should accentuate this classic’s off-road capabilities. One practical inclusion is the hitch, and with the powerhouse under the hood, this Bronco should drag heavy loads effortlessly.

Powering this Bronco is the range-topping fuel-injected 5.8-liter V8 that feeds its 210hp and 325 ft/lbs of torque to the road via a four-speed automatic transmission. Power-assisted steering and brakes were standard inclusions in 1995, as was four-wheel ABS. The relatively modest curb weight of 4,740 lbs made the Bronco a surprisingly energetic performer that could cruise effortlessly at 70mph. However, the low-end torque delivery of the V8 made it the ideal weapon for towing heavy loads or climbing into seemingly inaccessible locations. The news for potential buyers is positive, with the seller claiming this Bronco has a genuine 62,000 miles on the clock. They don’t mention verifying evidence, but the Service Records might reveal the truth since it has been meticulously maintained. The tires have covered less than 2,000 miles, and this Bronco is a turnkey proposition that runs and drives perfectly.

Life inside this Bronco should be anything but unpleasant because comfort and safety features abound. The driver slips behind the wheel equipped with an airbag while air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power seats, power mirrors, cruise control, a leather-wrapped wheel, and leather upholstery make occupants feel like royalty. The supplied images suggest the only aftermarket addition is a CD player, with the rest of the features intact and working as they should. The seats sport typical wrinkles associated with gracefully aging leather, while the Tan carpet looks fantastic considering the vehicle type and pale shade. This interior appears to need nothing and should be a pleasant place to spend time as the miles roll under the tires.

The Fifth Generation Bronco didn’t set the sales world on fire, with only 162,703 buyers handing over their cash to own one during the five-year production run. Our feature Eddie Bauer is from the most successful year, when Ford shifted 37,693 vehicles. Reintroducing the badge in 2021 brought sales of 35,023, but the Bronco proved it wasn’t a spent force in 2022, thanks to a sales volume of 117,057 vehicles. That brings us to a point worth pondering. Interested parties could wander into a Ford dealership tomorrow and drive away in a shiny new Bronco. The design and engineering will be state-of-the-art, but the price reflects this. Even the most basic new Bronco leaves little change from $40,000, with the new owner facing the double whammy of significant natural depreciation and the specter of off-road adventures inflicting damage that will further undermine its worth. The winning bidder won’t face either issue with the ’95 Eddie Bauer, so it deserves a close look.

Comments

  1. D

    Manufacturers NEED to get back to these roots!

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  2. Big Bear 🇺🇸

    Good looking Ford! Love those off road wheels. I been in one of these as a passenger. The comfort is unreal. Top of the line Bronco! I figured the reserve is $25,000. If I had this truck first thing I would put on is Mudguards! The big ones! Then change all the fluids. It’s worth it because it getting harder and harder to find these in this condition. Good luck to the next owner…🐻🇺🇸

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  3. Harvey Member

    Looks great! I was in one like this as both driver and passenger many times and while the seats were comfortable I thought they named it right. The ride was a bucking Bronco. I can’t imagine those tires would improve the on road ride or the dismal fuel mileage.

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  4. Kenneth Minnich

    Had one just like it. Started to get termites in it. Tailgates weren’t the best in these trucks. Always had window issues. I always liked the 5.7 engine. Wish you could still get these 4x4s

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