Spares Included: 1966 Ford Bronco

Uncut Ford Broncos are rare, but we’ve seen a rash of them these last few months. Here’s another one, presenting nicely enough with its original six-cylinder motor and some light body damage on the right rear fender. The seller is including the necessary repair panels, and the seller says it runs out quite well. With prices seemingly on the rise for square-body 4x4s, I doubt you’ll ever lose money on a Bronco like this. Find it here on eBay where bidding is over $10K and there’s no reserve.

The original details are wonderful on this Bronco, from the lettering on the tailgate still nicely painted and the original bumpers in surprisingly fine shape. The original dealer plate frame is a treat, too. The body damage is visible here, and it looks like the sort of issue that a previous Bronco owner chose to live with when these were nothing more than a cheap truck to knock around in. Original hubcaps are present and accounted for, too.

The interior is spartan but complete, with a factory bench seat and three-speed manual transmission. The dash looks to be in excellent, crack-free condition, and the door panels are quite tidy as well. Even the original steering wheel is in very good cosmetic condition, and the cabin gives you the impression this Bronco was never put away wet. There is some rust in the floors, and photos show an old license plate used to fix a hole under the pedal box.

By saying “original,” I’m going to assume the seller means numbers matching. Regardless, the engine bay looks un-messed with, and if it runs as well as he claims, this will hopefully be a mostly-cosmetic restoration. Even then, given how purists like to see their Broncos with unaltered sheet metal, I’d have a hard time disturbing that matching finish to replace the damaged fender – which will undoubtedly require a partial respray. Would you fix the damage or leave it alone?

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Comments

  1. Todd Zuercher

    I see rust where the inner fenders meet the cowl too – usual spot. And these trucks aren’t “numbers matching”.

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  2. Howard A Member

    What? Nobody here for the 5 figure Bronco? Aw, come on, these were such miserable vehicles to drive on the street. Maybe people are finding that out. Another over bloated segment of the hobby that hopefully will go bust soon too. Don’t get me wrong, great for what they were originally intended for, direct competition with the Scout and CJ, and rode and drove about the same. You want to spend 5 figures on a Buckin’ Bronco ( they called these Bronco for a reason), be my guest.

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    • tasker

      will disagree with you, I drive mine on the street (a lot) and off road. Mine is not stock but with the right tire and suspension choice they are very comfortable. The bubble can burst at any time….won’t matter to me. The people you meet due to owning one of these great rigs is second to none as a bonus.

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  3. Piros1

    If this is considered a purist vehicle I would be the wrong guy for it. I think they have a cool factor when properly equipped. I’m not a guy concerned about collecting if I can’t use it. But thus would be a good starter vehicle if you wanted to do a frame off build of any kind.

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  4. mainlymuscle

    “prices seemingly on the rise ” ?
    Basically at the top of Haggerty’s fastest appreciation list for at least 2 years.I finally got around to buying one 2 hours ago;driveable project for $13 k Canuck loonies.Expect to spend 2-3 times that to get it to where I need it to be.

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  5. Del

    Indeed its very rare to see one not cut up and jacked up.

    This could be fun to restore its in decent shape

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  6. Del

    Been a long time since I saw one that was this unmolested.

    I like it. It would be a fun resto.😁

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  7. Joe Daliessio

    I’d like to buy this Bronco !

  8. lEMAN

    very not worth the price.

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  9. chrlsful

    up ta twelve three now. Good yr for’em.

    After 37 yr ownership Ill put the 4.0L / NV 3550 in my ’70/’77 this summer.
    Spent several yrs to get a frnt bench. Will C if it fits w/the PTO handle there…

  10. Brett Bailey

    How do you bid on this

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