Well, you can forget about keeping a low profile in this 1968 Ford Bronco 4x4, but I bet you won\'t mind one bit. With a great restoration, 302 V8 power, a rare automatic, and added options, it\'s an awesome example of Ford\'s first SUV.
So many Broncos led hard lives, bashed off road, cut up into custom crude Jeep-like creations, and lost to simple atrophy in the rust belt. This one, however, is a clean, handsome, solid truck with an attractive red paint job and straight sheetmetal. And straight is the word, because the angular, flat panels of the Bronco have been smoothed and sanded and buffed, giving it a great look that certainly isn\'t perfect but is almost too nice to risk dragging through the brush. The bright red finish gives this Bronco a bright disposition that fits the era in which it was born and combined with a contrasting white hardtop (removable, of course) it just shouts Fun! Much of the trim has either been painted white (like the grille and wheels), so it has a classic look, and the matching white fender flares are the perfect addition. A tubular front bumper gives it an off-road look and helps protect the nose at the same time.
Some folks mistake Bronco buckets for early Mustang pieces, and we\'ll admit that these black vinyl pieces are pretty similar, but the Bronco chairs are definitely unique. They were also standard equipment on the Bronco, a key to its do-anything attitude, and the simple door panels and trim add a bit of civility. Later models like this finally got a padded dash, so don\'t worry about the rough stuff, and a three-spoke steering wheel helps with the upscale, sporty look. The original gauges make way for an all-in-one digital unit that lives in the white dash, which is about as modern-yet-simple as It gets, and the remainder of the dash offers factory spec knobs and an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit. The 3-speed automatic transmission is managed by a floor shifter that splits the front buckets, and just up ahead of it is the shifter for the transfer case. This is an SUV after all, so there\'s a good amount of storage in back, even with the matching black bench seat in place. A nice mixture of old and new, the cabin of this Bronco looks great and is very comfortable.
The 302 cubic inch V8 under the hood is torquey and ready to rock. Ford Blue paint coats the block and valve covers and gives it an OEM look, and the chrome air cleaner and girthy aluminum radiator provide a little flash to go with their upgrades. You\'ll note that this Bronco was built to have an enjoyable driving experience, evidenced by the 4-wheel power disc brake and power steering systems in place, welcome additions immediately recognized by anyone that\'s ever driven a classic and longed for such amenities. Note the clean satin black fenders and firewall, along with recent hoses and ignition system components, further proof that this Bronco has not been ridden hard and put up wet. The 3-speed automatic gearbox is somewhat rare to find in an Early Bronco and shifts very well, the 2-speed transfer case will take you anywhere, and both axles are ready to play in the dirt. The dual exhaust system sports an added rumble with the help of glasspack-style mufflers but doesn\'t overpower that awesome 5.0 soundtrack that everyone loves. The look is tied in perfectly by a set of beautiful white 15-inch wheels wrapped in 31x10.50-15 off-road radials.
There\'s not much currently hotter on the market than an Early Bronco, and this one has been sorted better than most. With V8 power, automatic transmission, and great options it\'s a blast to drive on pavement and will still take you anywhere you want to go. Call now!
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