This 1987 Ford Bronco ii for sale in Dallas, TX caught my eye not only for it’s looks but for the trade offer that was listed. The ad listed this Bronco ii for $1600 or willing to trade for a small metal lathe. I’ve never seen a car being traded for a small metal lathe before. I guess the owner likes trades because he also mentioned that he bought the vehicle with the intention of trading it for a boat. Which brings up the question, why didn’t he just buy a boat in the first place?
I’m sure if he thought about the hassle of buying the Bronco 2, storing it for a few months, registering it with the state, and then listing it for sale or for trade, he would have realized the errors of his ways. But then again, maybe he was just trading for a boat so he could trade for a metal lathe. Does anyone remember the old song, “I knew an old lady who swallowed a mouse, to catch the spider, to catch the fly, I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps, she’ll die.”
This Ford Bronco 2 is not a 4×4 but it still looks pretty cool. The top has been chopped off and it appears to be in mostly good condition. The owner said that he made a top covering for the front two seats but I can’t imagine it would do much good.
This is a really good fishing vehicle. I had a friend that owned some farm land and a couple of ponds. A vehicle like this would have really come in handy and been a lot of fun traveling back and forth to those ponds. Just toss in the fishing poles, beer, dog, and away you go. Wouldn’t have been too bad for a little coyote hunting as well.
As you can see by the picture on the right, the interior looks pretty good for a $1600/small metal lathe vehicle. There is a nice big roll bar installed in case things get a little too crazy and you want to keep your head. I’m not really sure if this is the type of ride people consistently wear seat-belts in so the roll bar might be protecting it’s post wreck resale value more than your dome.
I’ve always been a fan of the Ford Bronco ii. It’s a fun ride and it looks great when people take the time to customize them. There are many fans and collectors out there that are keeping these babies alive, but they are starting to get old and harder to find. The more years go by, the more rust builds up and the less of these little SUVs will be cruising around with tops chopped off.