On Friday 21 January the auction will close for one 1970 Ford Bronco which has several special details, one in particular relating to the seller. In fact, he is the 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button, who has decided to part with a car that he has used on occasion in Los Angeles, the city where he currently resides. The announcement of the sale of the model was entrusted to Collecting Cars, and the car is recoverable in California.
This Ford Bronco is actually a restomod, almost completely revised and updated, with only a few scratches on the bodywork. Button has accumulated 274 kilometers in four years, and then he didn’t drive it much, but the off-road vehicle with dark blue body deserves attention. In addition to the color details in red, particularly in the front area, the car is fitted with 17-inch Method alloy wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich tires. The suspension was raised and Bilstein shock absorbers and Wilwood brakes were added. Under the Ford’s hood is a 4.9-liter V8 that drives all four wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission.
A look inside the cabin reveals the use of cream leather on the vintage seats, a black finished cage and a bimini top. The steering wheel with has a wooden edge, and the Kenwood stereo and push button start also stand out. No previous accident damage is known, and as part of the restoration and upgrade program, the rust on the bottom of the car and wheel arches has been rectified by repairs or replacement parts. The selling price could be between 50,000 and 100,000 dollars.
Jenson Button is busy with the program today Radford, which is responsible for creating ad hoc bodywork and liveries for all Lotus and British car enthusiasts. He is also present in the Extreme E electric championship with his team, demonstrating that his passion for cars has not diminished even after his farewell to Formula 1.
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