The success of the first-generation Ford Bronco line between 1966-1977 was immediately realized, but perhaps the strongest evidence was what followed. It was succeeded by a short-wheelbase variant of the F-150 for 1978 and developed through three more evolutions from 1980-1986, 1987-1991, and 1992-1996 (let alone the new 2021 model just released). Along the way Ford would celebrate that success with special edition releases, and the one marking 25 years in continuous production was the Silver Anniversary Edition.
Featuring an exclusive Currant Red paint finish and a gray leather interior – the first time leather upholstery was used for the Bronco – Silver Anniversary production was estimated at only around 3,000 vehicles for the 1991 anniversary year. This relatively rare 25th Anniversary Edition Bronco is highly desirable with outstanding condition due to proper care and garage storage when not in use. It now comes to market with 89k seller-stated miles and features include the powerful 5.8-liter H.O. V8 engine, automatic transmission and pushbutton 4x4 drivetrain including limited-slip axles front and rear.
Per the seller, this Bronco retains original paint that looks great and shines nicely, cloaking a damage-free body with nice panel gaps and a retaining a solid, rust-free undercarriage. The engine bay is in similarly clean condition and the seller advises the truck has recently received service including an oil change, new battery and tune up. The A/C has been converted to modern r134 refrigerant and is reported to blow cold, and other highlights include a rebuilt transfer case and a set of almost new and barely used 31-inch tires. The very clean original interior retains the special leather seats with normal wear, plus a sag-free headliner, crack-free dash, and fully functional features.
Modifications include an updated Bluetooth radio and new Pioneer speakers, all reported to sound great. New period correct KC off road lights have also been installed for a purposeful look. According to the listing, this Bronco’s 4x4 drivetrain works great, and the truck is stated to run and drive great with no leaks. While the paint finish does have some small blemishes, this is not unexpected on any 30-year old vehicle. In addition to a clear title and clean Carfax report, the seller can also share many more pictures and an inspection video for further information.
Broncos of all generations populate a very wide and dense channel of completed sales and high bids on Bring a Trailer, generally from the $10k to $50k range, with a growing number of outliers near the $100k mark and beyond. First-gen models and show-quality resto-mods built with no possible expense spared are the highest fliers in the space, but later Broncos are now starting to feel the love from collectors and enthusiasts, thanks to their more generous proportions, improved comfort, and more-powerful engine choices.
This Silver Anniversary Edition Bronco looks very good, comes from sunny California, and benefits from proper and attentive care, making it an exciting find in today’s market. The 5.8-liter engine is rugged, and parts stocks are strong for the “big” Bronco in general. The seller’s asking price is also negotiable, and as the saying goes, it only takes a willing seller and ready potential buyer to get a deal done. We believe that later, bigger Broncos are not going to get any cheaper in coming years as more collectors – often from the later generations that experienced them when new as children – are experiencing their many joys. Therefore, while it’s not a low number, we’re calling this one fair market until we see any evidence to the contrary.