4X4 EARLY BRONCO, 302 V8, 3-SPEED FLOOR SHIFT, RESTORED AND READY TO CRUISE!!
Having sold more of these early Broncos than just about any other dealer, we have a pretty good handle on what makes them so special. This 1972 Ford Bronco offers V8 power, an awesome color combination, and just the right patina to make it OK to take it into the dirt when you want to play.
The best Broncos stick to the factory recipe instead of going too hardcore. Modifications are a matter of taste, but just about everyone can agree that this little red 4x4 is a great-looking truck. You can't go wrong with red paint on something like this, since it's going to be high-visibility no matter what you do, and while the work is a few years old, you won't mind the attention it generates today. Good panel fit and a great shine to the paint don't seem to be hiding any nasty secrets underneath, although it's impossible to guarantee a truck like this hasn't had its share of fun off road. White fender flares permit the use of oversized rubber and they match the bumpers and grille, giving the Bronco a cheerful disposition. The only brightwork on the whole truck is the stainless rub strip along the flanks, the mirror, and the door handles, all of which are in good shape.
The interior is basic, yes, but it does basic with high style. The bucket seats are clearly close relatives of those found in early Mustangs, and they've been reupholstered in correct black vinyl with vertical pleats with a rear bench seat to match. The rest is pure industrial-strength utility, from the painted floors with diamond-plate reinforcements to the 4-point roll bar overhead. The dash puts all the gauges in a single round pod to the left of the steering column, while the secondary controls are arrayed across the middle. It includes an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit and a cue ball knob for the 3-speed manual transmission. The second lever is, of course, for the 2-speed transfer case, and the combination of the big steering wheel and quick reflexes make the Bronco easy to handle even in the suburban jungle. And while your first choice will always be to drive the Bronco alfresco, there's a recent white convertible top that offers decent weather protection, just in case.
The 302 cubic inch V8 offered in later Broncos like this is what should have been there all along. Torquey, smooth, and way fun to drive, it matches the Bronco's personality perfectly. It appears fairly stock under the hood, wearing bright Ford Blue engine enamel on the air cleaner and valve covers, a 2-barrel carburetor, and even the original exhaust manifolds. If you can tune a vintage Mustang, you can tune this Bronco and the bark from the twin pipes out back makes it a lot of fun to run it through the gears, on road or off. The 3-speed shifts crisply and the heavy-duty axles never seem to mind the work off-roading. There is a recent set of shocks under there, along with what appear to be new coils up front, giving it a slightly taller stance that allows plenty of room for those big General off-road tires.
Affordably priced, but only for now, this would be a great starter collector car or even a fun daily driver. Whatever the choice, the Bronco is always entertaining. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 302 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 45,583 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console