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1Why is there such a wide range of prices for restored Ford Broncos?
Hagerty has ranked 1966-1977 Ford Bronco as the #1 hottest classic car on the market. With the new 2020 Bronco coming out soon, demand is high while supply for good, rust free, properly restored Broncos remain low. There are 3 tiers of restoration and within each of those tiers are different levels of quality. Nut and bolt restoration- every single nut and bolt and component on the Bronco is brand new. These builds are labor and capital intensive and cost $100k-$200k. Frame Off Restoration- the body is completely removed from the frame. While separated, body/paint work is done on the body while mechanical work is done on the frame (engine, transmission, suspension, etc). These builds are labor and capital intensive and can range in the $60k-$100k range. Frame On Restoration- The body is not removed from the frame during restoration. These builds can be less labor and capital intensive than Frame off and Nut and Bolt restorations and range in the $60k and below.
2Can I daily drive an early Bronco?
Yes, it is possible to daily drive an early Bronco. We daily drive ours. Depending on your commute, climate, etc. there are a handful of common modern upgrades that make Broncos more livable. Basics such as power steering, power disc brakes, updated suspension, and air conditioning for warm climates can make driving a Bronco more similar to what most people expect from modern day cars.
3Should I upgrade to a fuel injection system?
This is our favorite and most commonly requested upgrade. Fuel injection ensures that your Bronco will start up reliably every single time wether it's cold out or it hasn't been driven in a long time. We take fuel injection for granted but it's standard on modern day cars and has been for 30 years. This upgrade is worth every penny if you want peace of mind.
4Should I upgrade to an overdrive transmission?
Most broncos come equipped with a 3 speed automatic (or 3 speed manual). With the 3 speed transmission you can drive on the freeway at 65+mph but the engine will have to work hard (3,500+ rpm) to maintain speed. Automatic overdrive transmission (AOD) is popular upgrade for those who plan on driving on the freeway. Overdrive allows the Bronco to cruise on the freeway in 4th gear at a lower, more comfortable RPM. AODE/4r70w is a more modern electronically controlled 4 speed transmission.
5Do classic cars leak?
Early Broncos were designed in the mid 1960's-- that was 50 years ago. Engineering, design, and technology have drastically improved since then. Even though after a Bronco has been restored, for the most part they have been restored to their original state with modern improvements in some areas. You should expect some seepage from time to time. Owning a classic car has its quirks but you learn to love them unconditionally.
6Can I see your Broncos in person?
Our shop is conveniently located 20 minutes north of Atlanta. Most of our clients are from out of state so we are used to sharing pictures, video, facetime, or are always happy to host guests in our shop by appointment. Contact us and we'll set it up. If you're lucky you'll even get to meet Winnie our mascot.
7Do you offer financing?
Yes, we work directly with a lender that specializes in financing classic cars. Contact us for an intro and a quote. It's easier than you think and the rates are competitive.
8Can you help me ship my Bronco?
Yes, we ship Broncos all over the US and sometimes overseas. We can help arrange shipping on an open or enclosed trailer and make the process easy on you. Contact us with your zip code for a shipping quote.
9What else should I know before buying a Bronco?
Pay now, or pay later, either way you're going to have to pay. Broncos come in all different conditions, past history, price points, etc. This is not a time to be penny wise, dollar foolish. When purchasing a 40-50 year old truck know that a significant amount of money needs to be invested to make them modern, safe, and reliable. We choose to invest labor and capital into our Broncos up front so our customers can drive them with confidence. If you can't afford an expensive Bronco, you probably can't afford a cheap one.
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