Well Maintained High Miler: 1995 Ford Bronco

As we all know, early 90s Ford Broncos have been appreciating nicely as of late, along with pretty much every square body SUV, including the likes of the Scout, two-door Cherokee, Bronco, and numerous others. Therefore, it’s getting hard to find one for reasonable money, unless you’re willing to take on a major project. This 1995 Ford Bronco is a good in-between vehicle, in that it has high miles and a lower price, but a lot of expensive maintenance work has already been performed. It’s listed here on Barn Finds Classifieds for $7,500 and located in Meridian, Idaho.

The Bronco has 217,000 miles, which is certainly up there, but not for a truck that was overbuilt from the factory. Whether you use it for a short commute or off the beaten path, the Bronco is a highly versatile vehicle – hence its popularity. This generation has been popping up all over eBay, usually in the form of a survivor that was used sparingly by a farm owner or retired couple that purchased it for traveling over some rural countryside to a retirement property. This Bronco hasn’t been used quite so sparingly, but it’s not exactly been abused, either.

Recent work includes a healthy list of repairs that aren’t just the typical belt and fluid changes. This includes a new gas tank and pump; new A/C; new brakes; and a custom muffler that hasn’t yet been installed (but the original is still good). Seat covers shield the leather from view, as the buckets will need fresh upholstery to be perfect. The transfer case was removed, cleaned, serviced, and replaced. The heads were rebuilt at 205,000 miles, and the valve and intake cover gaskets are new, t00. The paint may be tired, but who cares? This sounds like a turnkey truck.

Perhaps even more important is the fact it’s never been modified for off-road use. Even with those miles, it likely wasn’t abused if it’s survived to this point, and typically owners won’t dump that kind of money into a vehicle that’s otherwise been trashed. I’m one of the few “collectors” who sees no issue with high miles, as that usually indicates the vehicle in question has been maintained to a high enough standard that it should provide more years of dutiful service before needing to be put out to pasture. And when you’re talking about a nameplate like a Bronco, they’re just as happy to be put out to pasture as they are on city streets. Fix the paint if you want perfection and take it wherever the road goes.

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Comments

  1. Trashboat

    These trucks of the last generation are the greatest and worth every penny. Daily driving a last generation Bronco, I honestly forget that it’s over 25 years old until someone compliments it in a classic kind of way :)
    They’re crazy reliable and easy to maintain and can take you anywhere. What’s not to love. :)

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