This 1977 Ford Bronco has the right look-you know, the one that says, I'm up for anything! From cruising the streets to finding some remote, never-before-seen spot in the mountains, few vehicles are as versatile as the Bronco.
Finding a first-generation Bronco that hasn't been beaten to death or left to rot is no easy challenge, but this spotless 1977 model has obviously lived the good life. For a truck that's designed to go anywhere, it's clear from the tight steering and ultra-straight bodywork that it has not done much serious off-road work. The bright blue finish is exactly what you picture when you think of an early Bronco, and has been done to the right levels. That means it's nice, but not so nice you're afraid to get a little mud on it, because that's exactly what these tough little trucks were designed to do. You'll also note this one makes it a little easier thanks to flared fenders and tubular bumpers fore and aft, and for a slightly sportier look, there's a cowl-induction hood that looks great on the Ford. The original hardtop remains in place, offering a more civilized feel, and the rear-mounted spare has its own hard-shell cover that has been painted to match.
Ford was ingenious about their parts-sharing, but if you own a vintage Mustang, you'll feel right at home in the Bronco. The buckets wear fresh seat covers, and the floor is covered in a durable material that looks good and hoses off after a day on the trail. The dashboard appears original, and I'm guessing that's 1977 vintage paint, but it wears well and like the bodywork, means you won't' be afraid to use this one as intended. A Grant GT steering wheel lends a sportier feel than the original, and the entertainment system gets a big upgrade in the form of an AM/FM/CD stereo fitted below the dash. The column shifter manages the C4 3-speed automatic, but the 2-speed transfer case that gives the Bronco its remarkable off-road abilities is handled by the shifter on the transmission tunnel. Don't worry, it's easy to figure out.
A warmed-over 302 under the hood provides entertaining performance in a vehicle as light as the Bronco. With upgrades like a massive aluminum radiator, a Holley carburetor atop an Edelbrock intake, and an MSD ignition, it easily cuts through traffic and feels nimble, not sluggish, even on pavement. The rebuilt small block also makes a lovely V8 sound thanks to a dual exhaust system, and a glance under the hood will reveal that this truck hasn't been driven much since the work was completed. Underneath, it's solid and clean, but not detailed for show, but again, that's a good thing because you won't hold back. Upgraded shocks, fresh skid plates, and oversized 31-inch off-road tires on classic American Racing wheels round out the package.
Always popular, the first-generation Bronco is now a legitimate collectable, too, and this one is nicer than most. Call today!
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