Jenson Button has been concerned within the improvement strategy of the Lotus Type 62-2 by Radford and we all know the 2009 Formula 1 world champion loves autos that look good and might go quick. The 41-year-old British racing driver additionally has a style for modified and traditional vehicles, although it appears that evidently he desires to promote considered one of his beloved autos.
The machine in query is a closely modified first-generation Ford Bronco produced for the 1970 mannequin yr. It has been in Button’s storage for the final 4 years following a restoration and improve program. It rides on 17-inch Method black alloy wheels, wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich tires. On the surface, it appears to be like principally inventory, however there are tasteful visible enhancements just like the gloss black wheel arch extensions and the darkish blue exterior coloration.
Under the hood, there’s a 302 cubic-inch (4.9-liter) small-block naturally aspirated engine, sending energy to all 4 wheels by a three-speed automated gearbox. The unit has been upgraded with Fitech gas injection, an Edelbrock filter, and an MSD ignition equipment with a push-button begin. An upgraded battery supplies the power for when the large engine wants to start out.
The advert for the Bronco on CollectingCars says there’s no prior service historical past, although all of the paperwork from the restoration and modification course of can be found. There are not any recognized accident damages, although there are a number of small marks on the paintwork. Ultimately, the vendor says, that is “a presentable and very usable classic.”
From what we’re capable of see with out checking the car in individual, this appears to be like to be a really strong first-gen Bronco with a pedigree and tasteful modifications. Given that, we’re shocked to see simply two bids have been positioned on the net bidding platform to date, although, with six extra days left till the tip of the public sale, the present value of $30,000 might go considerably larger.