Perfect Restoration Project? 1968 Ford Bronco

This 1968 Ford Bronco is going to need some TLC, but just might be the project you’ve been looking for. The seller describes it as the “perfect donor for a full restoration.” It can be found here on eBay with a current bid of $4,650. Located in Massillon, Ohio, the buy-it-now price is $9,500. Five-figures would have been a dream number for this Bronco a few years ago, but they continue to go up in price. Check out this classic and see if it may be right up your alley.

The interior looks fairly rough, but not too far gone. This will be a big project for sure but isn’t beyond repair. The photos of the engine aren’t very clear, but the seller says it is a 289 cubic inch V8. It was last on the road in 1992, so hopefully, it won’t take a ton of work to get it running.

Overall, the body and chassis don’t look too bad. Some of these older Broncos are rotted through and are virtually unusable. This one looks like a decent project. Unfortunately, the rear fenders have been trimmed to accommodate larger tires. This is a common modification done to these older Broncos. There are replacement factory-style quarter panels, but if the new owner chooses to keep the patina paint, it will be very difficult to match a new panel with the original ones.

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Comments

  1. Gaspumpchas

    Sure is a ruffian– the rust on the dash and inside kinda looks like it spent some time underwater?? Especially since the seller didn’t bother to clean it out. I don’t see the fascination in these top heavy cars, and couldn’t imagine paying 10 grand for a rust bucket like this then having to spend mucho to get it in shape. Looker over good. Price better than what we have been seeing. Good luck to the new owner!
    Cheers
    GPC

    • Jerry Brentnell

      these things were ugly turds when they were new! cheap every where you looked and started to rust sitting on the factory lot! they had one at work for a parts chaser, spent more time broke down than running! ended up getting scrapped 3 years old!

  2. Jimmy

    He should take the current bid as that’s too high for the work to even make it presentable and road worthy.

  3. Scott

    I have to say right at the start the bid is now in all honesty more than the truck in its present condition is worth and their “Buy It Now” price of $9500 is insane. This is what happens when those with no understanding of what they have or what it’s worth get ahold of something. The rust on these can be severe on trucks that do not appear to have much rust. Chas I think you are right, this truck looks like it has been underwater for quite some time. It is missing tons of parts and the body has been cut by some meathead during its life to shoehorn larger tires under it. The amount of money it would take to restore the truck is beyond reasonable leaving someone with the option of a Resto Mod which will kill any collector value. This is a $2500 parts donor plain and simple.

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    • Mark Member

      Honestly, I’d offer $50 for it tops!

  4. Scott

    I just checked the eBay listing and Thank GOD nobody else has bid on this truck. The reserve has not been met so the present owner will be keeping it and more importantly some unknowing individual will not get burnt. I did not look at all the eBay pics yesterday, after studying each of them closely I have to say the truck is in far worse condition than I originally thought and my first thought was not good. I have owned and restored 5 First Gen Broncos and they are a labor of love to say the least. With all of the hype over First Gen’s they have been financially feasible however the paradigm is shifting. This truck is just too far gone to make a restoration feasible when you factor in the present owners vision of the Gold Mine they think the truck is worth. Collins Brothers is currently restoring a First Gen and they have said flat out it will be their last. Buyer Beware, they simply want way too much money for this truck.

  5. TimM

    $9500 for junk!!! Total restoration!!!!

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