Purchase Price: $8,000
Final Cost: $25,404
Selling Price: $40,000
Work Completed: “Three on the tree” manual column gearbox replaced with 4-speed automatic gearbox with tilt steering and new steering wheel, new front locking hubs, new body painted in Sequoia Brown with new power master cylinder, new prop shafts, new 2.5″ lift kit, new headliner and carpet, new dashboard trim with modern Bluetooth stereo unit, front drum brakes upgraded to vented discs, new engine cooling system, new alloy wheels and tyres, new rollbar and upholstery, new brightwork.
Notes: Original owner did a partial restoration on the chassis and suspension. Parts purchased from Tom’s Bronco Parts in Medford, Oregon. New body is a 1972 model that was abandoned after its original owner was unable to pay for the US$4,000 restoration job. Restored car taken to a forest to test its off-road capabilities. Sold at asking price.