302 V8, AUTO, 4X4, GREAT BODY, INT, & PAINT, WELL MAINTAINED, UPGRADED STEREO
First generation Ford Broncos are becoming extremely popular on the classic market, so finding one that mixes originality with nice upgrades really amps up the desirability factor. In the case of this one, added attractiveness does not mean added price.
We like good Broncos at Streetside because no matter what modifications have been done, each one of them is a survivor. These were built to spend years tackling the tough trails, and often many of them today don't meet our high standards. So when we a see a 4x4 Bronco like this that has a healthy list of restoration receipts, we know it has been cared for correctly. The boxy bodywork gives this truck a real machismo, but there is a lot of style to this one, too. The original shade of Candyapple Red could have just as easily been used for a hot rod, and this shade looks more modern on the grille where most Broncos are silver. There still is plenty of bling on this one thanks to the chrome door mirrors, shiny side trim, and optional chrome bumpers. Another part of this classic style is the optional swing-away rear-mounted spare tire. One nice modern upgrade is the Class III trailer hitch that allows this Bronco to tow more toys if you choose.
Inside is exactly how a classic truck with real functionality should look. The floor has been sealed with a tough rhino lining and then disguised with the original factory red paint. The bucket seats have the correct white vinyl, which looks especially striking when hardtop is removed and this Bronco rides around like a classic convertible. The heater/defrost also means the temperature can drop a little more before you have to think about putting the top back on. In between the seats sits a custom center console to add comfort for everyday driving, and a modern CD stereo furthers this Bronco's usability even more. The steering wheel shows a cool aftermarket touch, and the smaller diameter makes better use with the power steering. What can clearly be seen through the wheel is the new SunPro tachometer, which provides welcomed additional info about what's going on with the truck. Another handy piece on the steering column is what Ford Motor Company did by making it the first year that the selector for three-speed automatic transmission was backlit. This might seem like a small detail until you drive your Bronco at night.
There are plenty of upgrades on this Bronco, but the best one is the 302 cubic-inch V8 motor that was a factory option. This is one of the stoutest V8s that Ford offered at the time, and it makes for the perfect powerplant for a trail ready Bronco like this one. The 4x4 is engaged via the Dana 20 transfer case, and its grip is aided by a later set of Ford truck wheels that allow for larger tires. Among many other, one great thing about Broncos is the short wheelbase is ideal for scaling obstacles and tight turns. Also, if anything needs to be mended after an adventurous day off-road, all the major mechanical pieces are shared across the Ford's robust truck line. This means even though 1st generation Broncos are becoming rarer everyday (less than 19,000 were sold in 1974,) finding replacement parts is often quite simple.
This Bronco has a classic look with the right modern touches. With what we have seen others going out of our showroom for, there's no doubt it won't last long under our lights. Call today!!
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- Removable Hard Top
- Vinyl Interior
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