Formula 1: Buy Jenson Button’s 1970 Ford Bronco with 127 miles While You Can
It isn’t too often you get to drive a Formula 1 car, especially a 1970 Ford Bronco belonging to Jenson Button. While it isn’t a race car, this Bronco SUV has been meticulously restored and cared for over the years. With a ridiculously low mileage noted, this might be one of the lowest-mileage 1970 Broncos out there.
You can buy Formula 1 driver Jenson Button’s 1970 Ford Bronco
According to the listing on Collecting Cars, no stone was left unturned in this 1970 Ford Bronco restoration. Collecting Cars says this Bronco has been in Jenson Button’s possession for about four years now, while he upgraded it. It has a naturally aspirated and fuel-injected 302ci (4.9L) small-block Bronco V8 under the hood. Collecting Cars says the Ford Bronco makes an estimated 300 hp from that new engine.
“This Ford Bronco 302 V8 is a bespoke example of the classic 4×4, which has been mechanically and cosmetically upgraded.”Collecting Cars | 1970 Ford Bronco
A Fitech fuel injection system offers more capability on and off-road. The auction listing on Collecting Cars notes that the screen display for the fuel injection system is not working. Plus, Button installed a new MSD ignition kit with a push-button start for added technology. A new Optima battery was installed, along with a battery cut-off switch for emergencies. The auction house notes no other electrical problems.
This Ford Bronco has been meticulously restored, inside and out
Button and the restorer finished the dark blue paint with gloss black wheels. The auction house says the paint is in OK shape, overall, with some small chips on the outside. A crack in the paint is present on the tailgate weld. For a 1970 Bronco, this SUV is in good shape. The Ford SUV has upgraded satin black 17-inch Method alloy wheels and 35-inch BFGoodrich tires.
In addition, Button upgraded the classic 4×4 Ford Bronco interior with period-correct seats in new cream-colored leather. There is no noticeable wear on the seats, along with the inside panel trims. The bimini top is also in great shape with no obvious marks or damage.
No prior accidents are known. Unfortunately, there isn’t much history provided on the Bronco before the Formula 1 driver purchased it. The last maintenance record was from 2018, when ASC Auto did some work on the SUV. That included work on the Fitech fuel injection system and a new steering column. ASC Auto added a new power steering rack and a new seat bracket.
Classic vehicles like this don’t come around often
Jenson Button knows a thing or two about cars and SUVs, so you can bet this Ford Bronco has a lot to offer buyers. Button won the 2009 Formula One World Championship and raced in F1 for almost 20 years. He has 15 wins under his belt and a variety of other achievements in the racing world.
This 1970 Ford Bronco has an astonishing 170 miles on the odometer. At the time of publication, the Bronco SUV is at $85,000. The auction ends on Jan. 20, and there is no reserve. If you are in the market for a restored Bronco, this one is worth looking at.