This is a pretty cool story. Sydney Sweeney, of Euphoria and White Lotus fame, is into classic cars and completely refurbished a 1969 Ford Bronco. Sydney started working on the car in February 2021 and chronicled her restoration process on TikTok, finishing in January 2022. Her car was included as part of eBay Motor’s New York Auto Parts Show, which is a new part (no pun) of the New York Auto Show that is intended “to demonstrate how car enthusiasts can build, fix, or maintain their dream car.”
Apparently Sydney got into this idea during quarantine, bought the car, then partnered with eBay Motors to complete her build and display her car. She attended the show to show off her new car and probably to get the inaugural event some press. She looks pretty cute in that mechanic’s jumpsuit!
Hey, Sydney Sweeney – we’re free for a spin!
After completely refurbishing her 1969 Ford Bronco, the Euphoria actress took the car to eBay Motor’s New York Auto Parts Show to show off her work as part of the show’s exhibit on restored cars.
“Since buying my Ford Bronco last February, I’ve done everything from rebuilding the transmission, to wire brushing out rust,” Sweeney said in a press release for the automobile show. “It’s really important to me to preserve the integrity of the original Ford build, so when I need a rare part – like a unique transmission adaptor that is next-to-impossible to come by – eBay Motors is always my first stop.”
Sweeney showed off the process of restoring the Bronco on her TikTok account, @syds_garage. She filmed videos of herself working on every part of the vintage car. The final video, posted in January, showed Sweeney driving the Bronco after finishing all of the necessary restorations.
In a conversation with Cosmopolitan, Sweeney spoke about why the hobby is important to her. “Anyone can go buy a brand-new car, but not everyone can have something rare that has history,” she said.
“In quarantine, my creative juices were overflowing. I was very bored and I got addicted to going to auction sites for cars. I wanted a Bronco so badly. But I wanted to build one so that when I drove it and people said ‘cool car,’ I could be like ‘yeah, thanks’ and know I made it.”
The Bronco won’t be Sweeney’s last project. The actress recently shared another vintage car she purchased on her TikTok account — a Ford Mustang she nicknamed Britney.
“Meet my new baby britney 🥰💙 gonna start working on her soon!” she captioned the video in March 2021.
I think this is such a cool hobby! I like cars too, but the extent of my hands-on knowledge is being excellent at the various iterations of Need for Speed. My in-game garage is unparalleled. If I had the time and money, I’d totally love to do stuff like this, but not with classic cars, with sports cars. I think I’m more of a Need for Fast and Furious Speed vibe than vintage vibe. But classic cars are super cool. And eBay Motors partnership or not, it sounds like Sydney does know what she’s talking about and worked really hard on her car herself.
I mostly know Sydney from that White Lotus meme of her in the glasses and articles I’ve read about Euphoria (I think I’m the only person who doesn’t watch it), but she has actually appeared in a handful of other shows I’ve watched as well. It really seems like she’s one to watch right now. She’s in buzzy projects, she has a cool hobby, and seems to be measured about things that give her anxiety and her personal life. She recently got engaged to a 37-year-old restauranteur that she’s been with for four-ish years (she’s 24), so that’s… interesting.
Sydney Sweeney Shows Off the 1969 Ford Bronco She Completely Restored: ‘I’ve Done Everything’ https://t.co/hQoFBPdcdM
— People (@people) April 14, 2022