1974 Bronco Is Prime Example of Perfect Restomod

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1974 Bronco

Modified Ford Bronco That Nabbed $52,000 at Auction is a Good Example of What can be Done with an Already Great SUV

When restomods are done correctly they can be a beautiful thing, especially when it comes to the first generation Bronco. It was a notoriously slow vehicle but one that was otherwise capable and very much loved. Vintage Broncos are now begging for a modern drivetrain and suspension to unlock their full potential. Well, your wishes have been granted! Need proof? This gorgeous 1974 Bronco just went for $52,000 at auction.

1974 Bronco

That’s exactly what the owner of the recently auctioned 1974 Bronco has done. The owner kept the best stuff that makes these early SUVs so great, and then he added some modern goodness. Aside from the highly professional restoration that involved every nut and bolt being replaced, there’s a lot going on under the glossy candy-apple-red paint. As a result, this Bronco is a stunning machine.

1974 Bronco

Power comes from a Ford Motorsport crate 347, which pumps out 400 horsepower. It’s backed up by a proper 5-speed manual transmission, which is enough power to spin all four of the 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires. Needless to say, it required cut fenders and a 3-inch lift to fit properly.

1974 Ford Bronco

Additionally, the interior is all custom and modern, with a nicely done aluminum dash housing and aftermarket gauges. In addition, the suspension is custom as well, with sway bars, dampers and springs specifically designed to eliminate the death wobble.

1974 Ford Bronco

Overall, this 1974 Bronco is a great example of what can be done with an already great SUV. In conclusion, it’s reliable, capable, and safe, which is everything we expect from our trucks these days.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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