Perhaps no vintage classic car has appreciated in value in recent times more than the original Ford Bronco. At least not when you consider the exponential worth of these vehicles. For a car that started out at $2,194 in 1966 (over $17,000 in today’s dollars), those same SUVs, restored to perfect condition, are often worth literally 100 times that today, with many going for over $200,000.
There’s something about the nostalgia and perfection of a classic Bronco that is hard to describe. It’s impossible to replicate, as much as we hope the upcoming 2021 Bronco will attempt to do. We have high hopes for the new release, but we also aren’t getting our hopes up.
Hopefully Ford can do the classic Bronco justice. Here are 15 stunning pictures of beautiful, classic Ford Broncos.
15. Modernized Classic Matte Black Roadster
Vintage Ford Bronco fans should be delighted to hear that Gateway Bronco, an independent company, will now sell you a first-generation Bronco with Ford’s blessing! You could have your very own matte black convertible classic like this beauty here, or you can get the modernized vehicle in any number of paint jobs. Bronco fans unite.
14. 1972 Bronco Restomod With Spotlights
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This beautiful 1972 bob tail Bronco is perfectly spotlighted to show its awesome paint job and classic style. The red and white color combination is not unique among Broncos, but it’s one of the most popular color options. You can truly never have enough perfect restomods like this one, if you ask us.
13. Prized Baby Blue Bronco On A Gorgeous Lake
via Hemmings Motor News
This gorgeous picture of a baby blue first-gen Bronco looks like it was taken straight out of the ‘90s. The color of the Bronco itself, mixed with the serene background, gives it a peaceful feeling. For an SUV that had a 30-plus-year lifespan, we’re excited to see what the 2021 version will give us, but it might never match up to the glory of the original vintage Bronco.
12. 1969 Velocity Restoration Surfer’s Dream
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Velocity Restoration is an independent company that specializes in restoring and modding classic Ford Broncos and other vintage vehicles. Most of their Broncos are innovative, yet also keep the original sleek looks of the Bronco. They also go for $200,000 and above, so be forewarned. It seems the ‘70s Broncos are their favorites, such as this orange Bronco that is an absolute surfer’s dream car.
11. Beautiful Red Off-Roader In The Wilderness
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Where do Ford Broncos shine the most? Well, off-roading, of course, in the wilderness. That’s why this beautiful red Bronco looks so… right, in this setting. It stands out among the green hills and woods in the background, and looks ready to trudge through the countryside with its slight lift kit and massive tires.
10. Vintage 1969 Bronco Restomod With 460 HP Coyote Engine
This custom 1969 Ford Bronco restomod sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction for $203,500, and we can see why. It looks powerful with its elongated length and size, but also classy with its orange interior. It was also implanted with a 460-hp Coyote V8 crate engine, given a unique four-door design, but maintains its classic Bronco styling cues, such as the in-dash air vents, OEM-style gauges, and in-dash tachometer.
9. 1966 Restomod Roadster
Before the Jeep Wrangler was creating convertible roadster SUVs, the Ford Bronco was way ahead of the curve. And now we have company ICON who will build you restomodded, original looking Broncos, albeit without the hundreds of thousands of miles on them! This white beast looks beautiful with this slight sepia tone in the picture, and it’ll let the wind blow through your hair with its top-down attitude.
8. Zero Labs’ All-Electric Vintage Bronco
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If this looks like a Ford Bronco of the future, that’s because it totally is. You’ll notice that rather than sporting the “Bronco” badge on the front, as is customary, it reads “Zero Labs,” for the company who created this all-electric, vintage-looking Bronco. Starting at $190,000, these factory steel or carbon fiber Broncos are customizable and will lessen your carbon footprint. Their 70 kWh battery packs get 190 miles per charge, too, and the 600 power from its electric motors is a huge improvement over the original.
7. 1976 Ford Bronco Ranger In Pristine Snowy Land
This is another beautiful picture of a gorgeous, clean Bronco, with some of the best lines and paint jobs we’ve seen. It looks totally at home in these snowy hillsides, with a wide snow-covered plain in the background. The light orange color is sweet without being gaudy, and it’ll make sure you stand out among the crowd.
6. Amazing Bronco With Another Snowy Mountain Background
If you thought the snowy background in the entry before was good, take a look at this snowy mountain range! The cherry red paint job looks perfectly slick on this vintage Bronco, which is easily a six-figure monster. It looks ready to trample through those mountains. We have to wonder if this is Iceland, or somewhere similar? It sure looks picturesque.
5. Yellow Beauty
There’s not much more we can say about this other than calling the classic Bronco a vintage yellow beauty. Shining like the sun in this picture, it perfectly represents a warm sunny day, and makes you feel at peace with everything around you. This is definitely a head turner, with another immaculate paint job to signal all the gearheads.
4. Jay Leno’s 1968 Bronco With Shelby GT500 Engine
At the 2019 SEMA show, Broncomania was in full effect, with tons of the vehicles on display in preparation for the upcoming 2021 Bronco. Included was this 1968 Bronco from Jay Leno’s collection, which was stuffed with a huge Mustang Shelby GT500 engine and manual transmission. Leno got this dilapidated Bronco as a gag gift, and then he transformed it into this black beauty.
3. Classic Red Bronco With Another Epic Background
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We simply can’t get enough of these classic Broncos in their natural habitat—which is anywhere that off-roading is allowed and encouraged. These snowy peaks and mountains make the perfect background for a cherry red Bronco that looks like it totally belongs on those roads. This 1970 Bronco is another that we can’t stop drooling over.
2. Vintage 1966 Bronco In The Hills
This vintage brown 1966 Bronco seems to have been misplaced directly in the center of Middle Earth, somewhere near the Shire and Mordor. The green, mountainous background is perfect, but the Bronco is even more impeccable, completely stealing the show. And how about that color choice? If you were going to gauge Broncos by the “classiest looking,” this one might take top honors.
1. 1976 Ford Bronco Ranger And Sunny Skies
We’ll end with another brown Bronco, this one a 1976 with more of a matte paint job than the glossy one before. But that doesn’t make it any less enviable. The sunny background and pleasant trees only make this car more worthy of all the honors it deserves. This is clearly a car that everyone would love to own… if they had over $100,000 to shell out!