Curbside Outtake: A Pair Of Tired Old Broncos – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Horses live to be about 25-30 years. These old nags are 30-33 years old; in other words, living on very borrowed time, from the looks of them. Awaiting euthanasia?

These are from the 1987-1991 model years, thus a few years older than O.J.’s famous ’94. After selling some 78k and 108k in its first two years (1978, 1979) the big Bronco had long settled into a routine of selling some 25 – 65k per year, with a couple of extra good years as exceptions, like this generation in 1989, when it sold 69k times. Its sales, like pretty much all big trucks, was a barometer of the economic conditions of the times, as these were mostly discretionary sales.

One of these has a license plate.

The other not.

They both have the detritus of old automotive life in them.

And a shovel, for good measure.

Who knows what their actual future will be? I’m guessing it’s not going to be a very long one.