2021 Ford Bronco First Edition, VIN 001, Auctioned for More Than $1 Million
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The new Ford Bronco is already a hot commodity, but the first limited edition with chassis number 001 is the rarest of the rare ones, which is why Ford auctioned one for charity last night.
The MSRP for a first edition Bronco is just over $ 60,000, but chassis number 001 sold for $ 1.1 million. Proceeds will go to two Bronco Wild Fund organizations, the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound.
Another VIN 001 Ford, the limited edition Mustang Mach 1, sold for $ 500,000.
Demand for the new Ford Bronco is strong, but demand for the first peaked at a breathtaking high last night at a Barrett-Jackson auction event. The auction house announced last night that the first 2021 two-door Bronco, with chassis number ending 001, sold for $ 1.1 million. As a charity auction, the entire hammer prize goes to the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound, two organizations that are part of automaker Bronco Wild Fund's new mission to encourage people to get outside and experience the great outdoors.
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Ford only makes 7,000 of these first editions for the 2021 model year, and there is only one with the first chassis number. The multi-million dollar First Edition Bronco features an exclusive Lightning Blue exterior and Dark Space Gray and Navy Pier interiors. This unit uses the 2.7 liter V-6 EcoBoost engine that produces an estimated 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed Advanced 4x4 system.
Photo credit: Barrett-Jackson
The special features of the First Edition are a mixture of the various decorations that Ford has developed for the new Bronco range. The darkened exterior is from the Wildtrak fairing and the interior is from the Outer Banks. Most of the mechanical components are in the Badlands fairing, along with the Sasquatch package and its 35-inch tires. Further improvements in the field are an independent front suspension with bilation position-dependent Bilstein dampers and a solid Dana 44 axle with five links at the rear. This Bronco comes with a black painted hard top and removable doors, plus a list of off-road technologies: trail-turn assistant, electronic stabilizer disconnect switch, and front and rear locking differentials. The initial Bronco edition starts at $ 60,800.
Other Ford vehicles also did well at last night's auction, including the last remaining Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake CSX 3015, which sold for $ 5 million, and a Mustang Mach 1, also with VIN 001, which was sold for $ 500,000 was sold. The limited edition Mach 1 is equipped with the 480 hp V-8 engine option of the model and a six-speed manual transmission as well as the ready-to-use handling package. The Mustang Mach 1 features a Fighter Jet Gray exterior color and enough exterior badges and features - a new front fascia and grille, wheels, orange accents, and custom badges - to set it apart from the standard Mustangs. The Mach 1 money goes to the JDRF, which funds research into type 1 diabetes and was formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
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