1969 Ford Bronco: Welcome to the Concrete Jungle
Broncos were made to go off-road, but they also make excellent fair weather cruisers, too.
The Ford Bronco was designed from day one as a capable off-road vehicle. But it didn’t take a genius to figure out that they also make incredibly fun cruisers. Take off the top on a sunny day, crank up the tunes, and hit your local strip for a guaranteed good time. And aside from upping your Vitamin D intake, early Broncos also tend to turn a lot of heads. Like this city slicker of a ’69 Ford Bronco we spotted over at Bring a Trailer.
While most Broncos live their lives in places like rural ranches, this particular ‘ute has faced a very different upbringing. The previous owner purchased it out of Arkansas in 2012, then proceeded to bring it to the urban jungle of New York. Along the way, a fiberglass body and Mustang-sourced 5.0-liter were installed. The whole thing was covered in a distinctive orange before it received a roll cage and beefy bumpers.
Other mods include a short-throw 5-speed manual transmission, Dana rear axle with 4.11 gears, and Corbeau seats. A mild suspension life makes room for 33×12.5 BF Goodrich tires wrapped in contrasting white 15″ wheels. Overall, it’s a pretty attractive package that its city-dwelling owner used sparingly over the years as his beach home cruiser.
Despite these nice mods, this first-gen Ford Bronco failed to meet its reserve with a high bid of $47k. That’s a lot of dough for a mostly fiberglass, non-original Bronco short of A1 condition. But in our current state of Bronco mania, we aren’t totally surprised by this result. Now, if it had a Coyote under the hood and it was a little cleaner underneath, we bet it would’ve brought a lot more. Regardless, sunny day cruisers don’t get much cooler than this! Check out more shots of the Bronco at Bring a Trailer
Photos courtesy of Bring a Trailer