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2021 Ford Bronco First Edition Set To Hit The Auction Block

Though things have improved as of late, the sixth-generation Ford Bronco got off to a bit of a rocky start, thanks mostly to the fact that it launched smack in the middle of the pandemic, after plants were shut down and parts were hard to come by. While the automaker is still working to catch up on orders to this day, the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition figures to be a pretty sure-fire collectible given its status as a fully-loaded, one-year only offering that celebrates the return of the iconic model following a 25-year absence. Now, this 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition is set to hit the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction, putting that theory to the test.

2021 Ford Bronco First Edition - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters - Option - 2023 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction

After initially planning to build just 3,500 First Edition Broncos, Ford later doubled that number, making this one of 7,000 produced in total. Aside from choosing two- or four-door configuration and colors, most of these left the factory essentially identical, at least in terms of equipment. That means pretty much everything is standard, including the Sasquatch Package, the twin-turbocharged Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine, and 10-speed automatic transmission.

2021 Ford Bronco First Edition - Interior 001 - Option - 2023 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction

Discerning the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition from something like, say, the Wildtrak is relatively easy, however, thanks to its First Edition hood and bodyside graphics, though both share the same black-painted beadlock wheel rings. This particular First Edition Bronco is finished in Area 51 with a black interior, making for a pretty enticing combination in that regard.

2021 Ford Bronco First Edition - Engine Bay 001 - Option - 2023 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction

Inside the cabin, it’s fully loaded as well thanks to the Lux Package, which adds Adaptive Cruise Control, a 10-speaker B&O sound system, Evasive Steering Assist, a heated steering wheel, universal garage door opener, two additional front row smart-charging USB ports, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and a wireless charging pad. Though the market has cooled somewhat as of late, it’ll certainly be interesting to see just how much this somewhat rare and very special Bronco brings at auction.

We’ll have more cool auction finds to share soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Dave

    The didnt make the full 7,000. The final number was 3,531 4-door models and approx 900 2-door.


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