1966 Bronco: Showstopping Tribute to Ford’s Road-racing Heritage

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1966 Le Mans Tribute Bronco Front Corner

Ford’s dominating win of the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race is celebrated with this stunning classic Bronco.

While the 1966 Ford Bronco has nothing to do with the GT40 race cars that dominated the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race, this classic SUV looks right at home in the vintage racing livery. Best of all, it isn’t just a looker. With a drivetrain and suspension built to perfection, this Bronco performs just as great as it looks.

This gorgeous 1966 Bronco ‘Heritage’ comes to us from Galpin Auto Sports. They built this custom Bronco for SEMA in 2015 as a cool nod to Ford’s racing history. And it is currently for sale.

1966 Le Mans Bronco Rear

Le Mans: 1966

Back in 1966, Ford Motor Company sent a trio of GT40 race cars to France to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Motor Company’s goal was to put up a strong showing against the long-dominating machines from Ferrari. The GT40 teams didn’t just put up a strong showing, they crushed it. One of the Ford’s GT40s, won the legendary endurance race, and two other team cars took second and third place. Ford swept the podium in the world’s greatest endurance race–a feat that Ford and racing fans still talk about today.

1966 Le Mans Ford GT40

1966 LeMans Bronco Front

To commemorate that incredible domination at Le Mans, this 1966 Bronco was built from the ground-up and finished with a paint scheme that copies those unbeatable endurance race cars.

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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