We don’t know this modified Ford Bronco’s model year but the side marker lights make it a ’68 or newer. 1968 was the year they were legally required by the U.S.
The flashy Bronco is a prime example of why modified Broncos from this era regularly draw the most dollars at the top collector car auctions in the world (nine out of ten collected are modified).
This one has a 5.0-litre Coyote V8, the engine used since 2011 in the Mustang GT and the Ford F-150 pickup truck. Depending on which year the hot 302 is, the matte-black Ford Bronco could make anywhere from 412 to 460 horsepower.
The Bronco debuted in the summer of 1965. Ford’s first SUV was stylish, rugged like a truck but with a car-like footprint, affordable, flexible, capable and aimed squarely at the Jeep CJ-5 and the International Harvester Scout.
Through five generations until 1996, it held its loyalty among fans.
For 63 per cent of Bronco collectors, the first generation (1966-1977), like our East Coaster Today, remains the most in-demand. The median age of Bronco collectors is younger by seven years than for other classic cars.
Millennials love the Bronco, too, but are more interested in the fifth generation from 1992 to 1996.
We saw this first-gen Bronco at a car meet in Woodside, NS but couldn’t find the owner so we don’t know the exact year but would love to know more about the modifications and work done, obviously a labour of love.
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