Buy Rating: ’71 Ford Bronco Bill Stroppe Edition
I was reading this month’s issue of Hemmings and there is an article declaring the ’66-’77 Ford Bronco has a “Buy”. They go on to say that there is no bad time to buy a Bronco and values will continue to rise steadily in the coming years. But that isn’t the reason to buy a Bronco. They are easy to come by in various stages of condition and parts are relatively inexpensive. A decent Bronco could cost $8,000 all the way up to an eye-popping $40,000. Now let’s get to today’s featured Bronco. It is the holy grail of Broncos: the limited edition Bill Stroppe Edition. They built them from ’71 to ’75 and are pretty rare. Bill Stroppe is a veteran off-road racer. Think the Carroll Shelby of the desert. Hemmings says in the article that they were red, white and blue but today’s Bronco was always orange. It isn’t a fake either because there is a registry for Baja Broncos and this one is on it. This Bronco is a totally restored example powered by a whopping 351ci singing through a pair of glasspacks. Wow. It has a few custom touches and a suspension lift but all the Stroppe pieces are intact. This is an auction with the first bid at $28,000. Let’s see how many Bronco fans are watching. Click here for the listing.