Sport Package Survivor: 1971 Ford Bronco

$42,000 is the firm price for this 1971 Ford Bronco, which is equipped with the “Sport” trim that was offered as a cosmetic dress-up kit by the factory. The Bronco has resided in Arizona since new, and effectively has a very straight body without a lick of rust. Demand for early, clean Broncos remains strong, and this one seems like a top-shelf survivor. Find it here on craigslist in Monterey, California.

Boxwood Green paint looks great (and what a wonderful name, when colors actually had meaning) and all of the chrome trim, down to the hubcaps, remains in outstanding condition. The seller the Sport package combined with the paint code makes this Bronco one of just 1,077 outfitted this way. The included Marti Report helps confirm its configuration as original, too.

1971 marked the year that the beefier Dana 44 front axle became standard equipment, so that improvement alone makes an example like this a compelling buy. The interior looks excellent, with nicely preserved carpets, door panels, seating surfaces, and door sills. The Sport package included a bright-finished horn ring, seen here, along with a cigarette lighter and unique instrument panel trim.

The seller notes that the 302 V8 and 3-speed manual transmission are original, and paired to a conventional 3.5 rear axle. Mileage is recorded as 61,560, and based on the Bronco’s condition, it’s easy to believe that’s original. The seller doesn’t go into great detail about engine health, but these are stout machines even when neglected. This Bronco is a survivor, and priced accordingly – will it sell for $42K?


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  1. CapNemo CapNemo

    I bet it will. Not by me, but by somebody. Very nice example! It’s cool that it’s so original, even the wheel covers.

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  2. zackman

    Where’d you get the idea that it was located in Monterey, CA.? It’s in Tucson, AZ. 520 area code…..

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    • chrlsful

      Cali guy who vacations in Az tryin to sell it 4 Cali price? Better bring it home to do so?
      For that price better show more…makes mine worth 20K $.

    • Steve R

      It’s listed on the Monterey Craigslist because this is the week of their annual historic races, Pebble Beach concourse de elegance and associated auctions. It’s a smart move since savvy buyers will be checking to see what’s available for sale locally.

      Steve R

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  3. RayT Member

    I see nothing not to like here. Always thought early Broncs were cool, and better still with the V8 option box checked.

    Not for $42K, at least for me, but this is one I’d look at if I were in the market.

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  4. TimM

    Super clean and never restored!! Worth every penny!!!

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  5. Keith

    42k? Uhmmmmmm No! Now if it was a rusted old Mopar or VW bus or clapped out rusty Porsche then maybe? Haha!

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  6. Skorzeny

    Great write up Jeff, but those are wheel covers, not hub caps.

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  7. Rosco

    At $42k it’s priced about $20,000 too high. Calling it a survivor is nice, but doesn’t make it worth anywhere near that kind of money. Would have to inspect, but I would imagine there has been some paint work done being a 60,000+ mile vehicle.

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    • Steve R

      Low-20’s is a joke. I wouldn’t be interested in it but there are those that would be. Just because a particular person doesn’t like a price has absolutely nothing to do with its value, that is ultimately only determined by the buyer and seller.

      Steve R

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      • Rosco

        A joke? It’s my opinion of what I think the value is and has nothing to do with not liking the asking price. I actually own one and would love to see it sell at $42k! Has it sold at $42k? Apparently not as ad is still up. When and if it does sell, unless you are the buyer or know the buyer you have no idea of the actual price paid! Your reply of ” its value, that is ultimately only determined by the buyer and seller”. Wow, great to know.

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  8. ace10

    4 Pics? FOUR PICS???

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    • CapNemo CapNemo

      Fore picks!!

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    • Bodyman68

      Lousy ad for the demand of 42g on a bronco. Not a pic of engine ,underside,seats or even passenger side ! The seller seems to think a few pics will draw you in but in reality 42g and no pics pushes people away . If it were me really wanting one id go look at it . And 60,000 on a bronco and it looking this good is hard to believe no matter where its at ! I’ve been in this field over 40yrs and i have seen alot of cars and the originals people have bought or so they thought were original, most over 40k have had work done . I have seen only 5 or 6 cars that had over 50k in great original shape ,not saying there not out there but i find them hard to believe. This truck is a nice looker but no pics makes it hard to believe.

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      • Rosco

        Wow, perfectly said! Agree with you 100%!

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  9. Neil G.

    $42K. This Bronco Bubble is getting insane..

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  10. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Nice Bronco. Boxwood Green is one of those period-correct colors that looks good, specifically on trucks. I don’t think the price is out of line given the current market. But for this vehicle, I think Ebay or even Mecum would have been a more appropriate sales medium…. with more pics please.

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  11. Bob McK Member

    Have Bronco buyers lost their minds? These were nothing special when they were new. Now some people are willing to pay crazy prices for them. Great time to sell. But beware, this fad will pass.

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  12. Jerry

    Ok. Enough arguing. Let’s see what the experts say…

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    • leiniedude leiniedude Member

      More experts talking at Mecum. I just saw at todays Mecum auction a restored 1966 Bronco go unsold at $35,000. The Tribe has spoken.

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  13. Woody

    Good example of preservation,someone knew what they had.I think the chrome trim was to blame for keeping this Bronco nice!

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    • chrlsful

      this 1 has it on the grill too.

      Mine’s at 15,6$ (according 2 them) Jerry, but they have no idea how to price them. The IKONS and krazy ones go up over 100K$ due to all the ‘extras’ Hagerty doesn’t C (NADA, K’s BB). Coyote motor, 4 link rear, etc.

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