Lithia Springs, GA
351 Windsor V8 · 1,048 miles
The first Ford Broncos pretty much created the modern SUV craze. There were others before the Bronco, but few combined utility, rugged good looks, and go-anywhere abilities as well as the Ford. This 1970 Bronco is an excellent example of the breed, and its set up properly with a lot of upgrades that make it a pleasure to drive, on-road or off. Part of the Broncos appeal is most definitely the look. Not too big, not too small, but just right to be comfortable yet maneuverable. Then theres the classic upright profile thats instantly identifiable from a mile away. Of course, this one has been augmented and features wide fender flares to cover the oversized Mickey Thompson rubber and that roll bar has gone from safety feature to styling statement in this trucks case. The bright blue paint job is right for the application, not so nice that youll be afraid to use it as intended and it does show a few bumps and bruises that show it has definitely been exercised properly. Theres a giant brush guard/bumper up front thats pretty extreme, but it looks right at home on the squared-off Bronco. Theres also a set of hood pins, some off-road lights above the windshield, and a tubular rear bumper that looks clean. These trucks were notorious for rusting in the most demonic ways possible, but this one appears to have been clean from the get-go and today exhibits no obvious signs of trouble, then or now. Its not ornate or showy, but its definitely functional and fun. The interior has been tastefully modified without diminishing any of the trucks legendary functionality. Spray-in bedliner material protects the floors, there are simple door panels, and a steel dash are still the primary elements, but upgrades like the high-back buckets, a custom shifter, and a Grant GT steering wheel add a whole new dimension. Theres also a full array of white-faced Auto Meter gauges to monitor the trucks vitals, a bunch of lighted toggle switches for auxiliary functions, a beefy roll bar, and a matching back seat, so you can take the party with you wherever you go. This truck also includes a snug-fitting top, so theres always the option of open-air motoring, and it is pre-wired for the stereo of your choice with speakers already in place. Early Broncos were saddled with a slight inline-six, but this one is powered by a thumping 351 cubic inch Windsor V8, which is built to have fun in the dirt. Clearly upgraded from its stock configuration, it includes goodies like a Holley carb and Edelbrock intake manifold, all new accessories, and an upgraded Mallory ignition that will probably even fire underwater. Dressed up with aluminum accents and gold engine enamel, the engine bay has a functional look thats only a little flashy, and power steering makes it easy to wheel around the underbrush. Theres also a giant radiator up front that means slow-going in the rough isnt a problem. Underneath, its fully equipped with a C4 3-speed automatic transmission with a Wild Horses twin stick shifter, freshly rebuilt Dana 20 2-speed transfer case, fresh Dana 44 axles, and a James Duff 3.5-inch lift kit that allows the use of giant 315/70/15 Mickey Thompson off-road tires that look like they could climb a wall. If youre looking for a trail-ready early Bronco, this one is ready to roll and built for fun. You can leave the show fields to the other guys and just get busy having fun in the dirt thanks to this trucks awesome build. Call today!