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1978 Bronco value???

I was interested in purchasing a 1978 Bronco, the guy is asking 3000, I was wondering what is a good price? I attempted to Kelly Blue Book the truck, but KBB only goes to 1987, I understand there are many factors influencing price, but if someone could give me fair consensus of your guys thoughts that would be a great help. I believe it has approximately 92,000 miles.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 11:02 PM
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Do you have pictures and a good description of the BKO?

I prefer 1978 because:
1. Fewer made than the 1979.
2. Are not required to have Cats or smog pumps (1979 are required).

So for me the 78 has more value than the 1979.....but it is hard to say what it is worth without more information.

If it is in good shape with as few of miles as you say then I would say it is worth 3K, but that is my opinion.
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At that age and whatnot, it's going to be a matter of whether you're willing to pay $3k for it. Local market is gonna have too much of an effect to really allow us to provide good advice on that.

I'd check for rust at the frame, corners of the doors, under the hood, around the wheel wells floorboards (best to look from underneath). Does the window roll up and down? Spray water on the top- does it leak between the solid roof and the camper?

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I don't know how good, or bad I did in buying my Bronco a couple weeks ago...but I personally thought it was a pretty fair price, so I paid 1000 for it. Honestly, I don't think I have looked at the odometer yet...which is kidna dumb I guess, but the motor ran fine, and has good compression...which is worth more to me than anything the odometer says anyway. Mines a 400, c6, with 4" skyjacker (I think) and a set of 33x12.50/15 on 12" wide Mickey's. It does have some rust around the rear wheel wells, under the battery is pretty bad, one spot on the drivers floor board, and at the bottom of the door corners. It doesn't have carpet...or door panels...but I'd probably take out the carpet anyway, as I'm going to Rhino line it. Otherwise, all else works really well, and for what I'm using it for, it's perfect. I hope that might help to put it in perspective...but like they said, localality is giong to play a big part. I will say this, a few people have already offered me 1500, knowing what I paid for it. Good luck, and these are good trucks, and a sound plattform for offroading.

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Way too many factors, could be worth 200 bucks or 7000 bucks. Need pictures. information.
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If it is in decent shape and has little rust, and you are looking for a classy older truck, then yeah it's worth it. You can rebuild stuff and the basics are there. If it was me, I would just look for missing parts, body damange, and rust, and not care about the mechanicals to much. Also, Look at the package options. IE much easier to buy one with AC then to put it in later.
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