1969 Ford Bronco Looks Cold With No Roof in the Snow, Someone Paying $55K for It

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It’s amazing how, despite the arrival of the new generation, the old Bronco is still rocking the sales charts (the used section, obviously). And, despite the official or less so efforts made by the Blue Oval to shift the public's attention to the newcomers, people still seem to be deeply in love with the long-gone SUVs and are willing to pay small fortunes to get their hands on one.
It was only yesterday (January 6) when we uncovered a mostly-stock, as-simple-as-they-get Bronco from 1977, selling for a fixed sum of $99,500, which would roughly be the price of two brand new Wildtraks and some change. And now this, a 1969 example going on Bring a Trailer for $55,000 – at the moment, that is, as there’s still a day left in the auction at the time of writing.

Unlike the 1977 example, this 1969 machine is no longer stock, as a number of things have changed compared to how it was when it left the line. Photographed in a snowy landscape somewhere in Ohio, it proudly displays the suspension and body lifts, as well as the massive 33-inch tires that support the open-top body, its black vinyl seats, and the roll cage at the rear.

The black over black apparition was the result of some serious work done not long ago, a process which included the replacement of the original powertrain with a new one comprising a 302-ci (5.0-liter) engine, a three-speed automatic transmission, and a dual-range transfer case.

There are no performance specs provided for the hardware, but we expect them to be up to whatever task the future owner envisions for the SUV, of course.

The Bronco shows just 500 miles (800 km) on it since work concluded, which makes it virtually new. People seem to appreciate this, and there was quite the bidding fight to get on top for this one not long ago.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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