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Someone left this beautiful Bronco in storage for 25 years. Would you fork out 50,000 for this one or get a base model 2021?

the friggin battery tray blows my mind
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I wouldn't take either. The new one will be worth 20k in 5 years, if that.

The 96 will be a nightmare of problems, sure it sounds nice in theory, but it will need every system gone thru, every seal replaced cuz after sitting unused for 25 years, everything will leak, need seals replaced, then every connector will be brittle, wiring chewed by mice, ect...

I'd take a nice 78-79, full restored to new & increasing in value, which at 50k for a 96, it wont be worth 50k assuming you drive it. It's a losing proposition on both counts for the new & the 96 Bronco in my opinion.
 

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The thread title is misleading. 24k miles is not brand new... I was expecting a zero miles relic with a crazy backstory, which would make it an interesting question. But, for a low mileage vehicle whose only value at that price point is to not drive it, the answer is either the 2021 or neither. Not even close.
 

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if they drove it 24000 miles, why is it covered in plastic? and, why does the battery tray look like it was painted by someone other than the factory?

I could be way off base, but something doesn't smell right.

If I had that kind of money, I'd get a 7.3 Excursion 4x4.
 

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You could get a nice, driven, and cared for 96 for a third of that price. If you want a new Bronco, get one; it will be a long time until the price on a used one comes down. Might as well get one exactly how you want.
 

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Neither are worth it really. The 96 looks suspicious and the new Bronco is Fords new Edsel
 

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Yeah neither. If I had throw away money I'd use 12-15k to get a pretty good full size bronco. I dont personally like the new bronco, so I wouldn't buy it at all.
 

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You could get a nice, driven, and cared for 96 for a third of that price. If you want a new Bronco, get one; it will be a long time until the price on a used one comes down. Might as well get one exactly how you want.
The price of the FSB is never going to come down… they are becoming hard to find without needing a ton of repairs. I just JD a guy the other day offer me 25k for my 89… I turned him down because I can’t replace it for under 25k
 

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Yo Paul,
I'm better off with our 96 XL 5.0 E4OD.
 

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I have a 2021 on order and I have a 1995 that I bought not running with 110k miles on it for 2200 bucks still in great shape. Turns out it ran just really poorly and it had 4 of the spark plug wire connected to the cap wrong. fixed it for literally 0 dollars. All that said I would never fork out 50K for any 1980-96 bronco unless it was something that was a built prerunner or something comparable.
 

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I've seen several new ones around here, not impressed at all, But to each their own. Did see one last week that already had the rear drivers fender damaged, looked like a swipe & scratch, wheel flare ripped off. And there was a bleach blonde driving, not to insinuate of course.
 

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I've seen several new ones around here, not impressed at all, But to each their own. Did see one last week that already had the rear drivers fender damaged, looked like a swipe & scratch, wheel flare ripped off. And there was a bleach blonde driving, not to insinuate of course.
I agree with you when it comes to the looks of the new broncos. They need a lot of help, just like a stock jeep needs a lot of help but my wife likes them and thats why I ordered one. It will be her car but it is gonna get some aftermarket love and a set of 37s
 

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This that hit me odd on that one.
its a Eddie Bauer but has Black windshield trim, the leather on the front seat looks wrong, pretty sure the tray should be black. It is on my '96 f-250 with 80k miles.
 

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The price of the FSB is never going to come down… they are becoming hard to find without needing a ton of repairs. I just JD a guy the other day offer me 25k for my 89… I turned him down because I can’t replace it for under 25k
PM me his contact info I have almost exact truck going to be for sale.
 
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