The Ford Bronco is set to make its triumphant return for the 2021 model year. With an all-new, modern Bronco on the way, old-school Broncos from the 1990s, 1980s and before are certain to see a resurgence in popularity. Below, we’ve outlined five of our favorite classic Ford Broncos — with a few different models and body styles to choose from — currently listed for sale on Autotrader.
The most modern-looking of all the full-size Broncos is the XLT Sport model, which was only offered from the 1994 model year through the 1996 model year. Bearing a monochrome color scheme, the Bronco XLT Sport was offered in just white, black and red exterior colors, with the bumpers, grille and hardtop painted to match. Speaking of that hardtop, it wasn’t supposed to be removable after the 1992 model year, as doing so meant eliminating the center high-mounted stop light and rear shoulder seat belts, which put it out of compliance with new federal safety standards. Instead of redesigning the vehicle, though, Ford just changed the bolts to a proprietary pattern, and if you can find the right screwdriver, the top is just as easy to remove as it was on previous models. That means that any full-size Bronco — including this one, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with just under 74,000 miles on the odometer — is technically still a convertible. Find a Ford Bronco for sale
This is the oldest of the Ford Broncos currently listed for sale on Autotrader. While the listing title calls it a 1981 model, the description confirms that it’s actually from the 1978 model year. This thing is pretty gnarly-looking, with a big lift, black wheels and huge 38-in Super Swamper tires. Clearly built to be a rock crawler, this modified second-generation Bronco will tackle just about any trail thanks to its solid front axle and massive articulation, as shown in the listing photos. This rock-crawling Bronco is for sale in Lakeside, California, for $4,500 and comes with just shy of 96,000 miles on the odometer. Find a Ford Bronco for sale
Unlike the other Broncos on our list, which are ready to be driven as-is, this Bronco would be a bit of a project. Luckily, though, it’s priced like a project car at only $2,000. A 1986 model from the Bronco’s third generation, it looks to have been parked for a while. The good thing is that it packs a V8 engine under the hood, and given the popularity of the Ford F150, with which the Bronco shares many parts, a restoration should be a relatively simple undertaking. This Bronco is in El Cajon, California, meaning that it should come with very little rust, and apparently it has only 34,000 miles on the odometer. If that’s actually true, this is one Bronco that’s certainly worthy of a restoration. Find a Ford Bronco for sale
The Bronco II was to the Ranger what the full-size Bronco was to the F150. Small, compact and without a removable roof, the mini Bronco was only sold from the 1984 model year through the 1990 model year. A face-lift came for the 1989 model, shortly before the Bronco was discontinued in favor of the Ford Explorer, which was also based on the Ranger but offered four doors and more space. As such, 1989 and 1990 model year Broncos are quite rare. This 1990 model is listed for sale in Marietta, Georgia, with 205,000 miles on the clock, which is, admittedly, a lot. It comes with an asking price of $8,900, which isn’t too bad when you consider its immaculate interior and the fresh set of all-terrain tires wrapped around all four wheels and the spare. Find a Ford Bronco for sale
The most expensive Bronco currently for sale on Autotrader is this 1996 Eddie Bauer model. A trim level used on a few different Ford SUVs during the 1990s, including the Expedition and Explorer, the Eddie Bauer model generally featured a 2-tone exterior and an outdoors-themed interior with beige leather seats. Other features included an overhead console, map lighting and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. This one, for sale in Oakland, California, comes with the 5.8-liter Windsor V8 and has just 71,000 miles on the odometer, not to mention a lift, big tires and some aftermarket wheels. Find a Ford Bronco for sale