1978 Ford Bronco Hot Rod Is the Definition of ‘One-Of-One’

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When was the last time you saw a slammed, 1978 Ford Bronco with over 600 horsepower? Oh most likely, never!

When you think of a Ford Bronco you probably think of lift kits, big knobby tires, and legendary off-road performance. After all, the mighty SUV was designed to appeal to America’s newfound fascination with off-roading from the get-go. Just because we primarily think of the Bronco as a trail-destroying machine, that doesn’t mean it can’t serve other purposes as well.

Take this wild 1978 Ford Bronco, for example. Instead of tearing up local trails, it’s more likely to tear up the local drag strip because someone opted to shun the SUV’s roots and build a hot rod instead. Rest assured, there’s a proper motor under the hood in the form of a stroked 427ci Windsor, pumping out an insane 603 horsepower!


The modified mill puts the power down through a three-speed automatic transmission, which is connected to a Moser rear-end. While the listing doesn’t specifically negate that the Bronco is 4×4, we’ll assume that’s the case here. Not that the smaller front tires would provide much traction, but the rears present a very different story with lots of meaty rubber on them.


Unfortunately, the modified body with the exception of the top doesn’t look much like a Bronco anymore. We’ll take a guess and say that a few non-Ford fanatics will wonder what they’re looking at when they catch a glimpse of this seemingly shrunken pickup.

Whether that’s a good or a bad thing is up to the new owner to figure out. But when you’ve seen a million 1978 Ford Bronco 4x4s, it’s somewhat refreshing to see one that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

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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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