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Stroppe Equipped: 1970 Ford Bronco

This 1970 Ford Bronco was a one owner vehicle for its entire life until the original owner passed away and the Bronco was bought from the Estate. The Bronco is located in Campbell, California and is listed for sale here on eBay with seven days remaining in the auction. The Bronco has received bids up to $20,600 but the reserve has not been met. According to the description, the Bronco was stored on the original owner’s family from 1984 to 2020 and is said to have engine issues that caused it to be retired from regular use.

The white interior looks original and the seats are soiled and stained. The driver bucket seat is torn and the dash is cracked and warped. The exterior paint color is Boxwood Green and the suspension has been modified with Stroppe parts from race car builder, Bill Stroppe, who built special off road Baja Broncos. Some of the the Stoppe equipment on this Bronco includes a deluxe roll bar, steering wheel, dual front and rear shocks, fender flares and key fob. This Bronco was sold at the Leon Ames Ford Dealership which is about 20 miles from the Signal Hill Stroppe facility.

This 4WD Bronco is powered with a 302 cubic inch V8 engine. The 5.0 liter motor is not running but is said to turn over and hold compression. The seller mentions that the engine may be equipped with a performance aftermarket cam. There is an aftermarket tachometer mounted to the steering column next to the 3 speed manual transmission shifter.

The body has some surface rust and the doors show rot in the lower area. The floorboards are said to be solid and the odometer shows 58,084 original miles. The 9 inch rear end holds 4:11 limited slip gears. Of note, this Bronco is equipped with an auxiliary fuel tank, heavy duty 70 amp battery, engine cooling package and skid plates to protect the running gear and underside of the Bronco. It will be interesting to see what this beauty sells for.


  1. Avatar photo michael h streuly

    I don’t see it being worth 20k at all. It looks like it needs a complete restoration and i am sure it won’t be cheap.

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  2. Avatar photo Raymond Smith

    Interesting that it doesn’t run. I see some attempts to get it going. Looks like a new fuel pump and lines. The carb looks freshly rebuilt. These things are simple. Fuel, spark, correct timing and if in good health otherwise these run. Something doesn’t add up here.

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  3. Avatar photo Dave

    I like how the patina is pronounced at the front, then fades away to just paint towards the rear. I think I see a new trend emerging: Patina Flames!

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  4. Avatar photo angliagt Member

    Is this one of those “Rust free California vehicles”?

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  5. Avatar photo Howard A Member

    ( chuckle) Oh boy, a Stroppe prepared Bronco ( visions of Parnelli Jones flying over bumps in the Baja come to mind), hey, if you think that makes this beater worth $20g’s, by all means have at it. Rational thinking folks, I hope, or folks that actually drove these when new, aren’t so easily swayed, fancy steering wheel and key fob aside. For probably lack of anything comparable to buy today, 1st gen Broncos are all the rage. We ( I) go through his everytime, these are nothing more than a CJ, or Scout equivalent, and I wouldn’t pay $20 grand for ANY of them. But that’s me.

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  6. Avatar photo Ranchboy

    I’ve been around 1st Gen Broncos since they came out. We used them to patrol natural gas pipelines here in SoCal. The joke was “unsafe at any speed”. People have lost their friggin’ minds. It’s a box on wheels and that is wall they will ever be.

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  7. Avatar photo BobH

    I see a rust bucket. What’s driving the price?

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  8. Avatar photo Rustytech

    Prices on these have gone through the roof for some reason. I just saw an auction report where one brought over $100k. Granted it was in way better shape than this one, but lots of room for an upside on a restoration. Not that I like it, but it is what it is.

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    • Avatar photo angliagt Member

      I wonder how many of these will be for sale
      six months after they’re bought,when the new owners
      find out that they’re not much fun to drive daily.

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  9. Avatar photo Barney

    I had a friend who owned a body shop in the early seventies in central Arizona. He kept an inventory of several of the tops for these because people rolled them so often.

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  10. Avatar photo chrlsful

    Stroppe. Nope.
    What: the ster wheel’n tack?
    If it were, may B add 50% more to the price?
    Ck the vin’n go frm there.
    “What’s driving the price?” try’n buy a used car, drivable/wrkable. Now go fer a ‘classic’ (desirable). The net has made it “what the mrkt will bear.” No more “supply’n demand” – it’s deep pockets against deep pockets, internationally

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