1979 Bronco: Classic Example of Love at First Sight

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Striking blue 1979 Bronco proves that beauty is more than skin deep, but a pretty face and a solid rack never hurts.

Confessions, as they say, are good for the soul. Today, we have a confession for you, our loyal FTE readers. We spend a lot of time surfing the web and looking at Ford trucks, including lots of Broncos. So, it goes without saying that it takes a special kind of truck to catch our eye these days, but when we ran across this 1979 Bronco on eBay, our scrolling finger came to a screeching halt!


We’re self-proclaimed suckers for second-gen Broncos, and we know that you are, too. This one immediately grabs your attention thanks to the gorgeous blue paint, and this dealership obviously knows how to use the showroom lighting to their advantage. But even upon closer inspection, it still passes the eye test.

1979 Bronco

The chrome bits look equally nice, and we won’t hate on the dated alloy wheels, either. Mostly because they have a proper set of BF Goodrich T/A tires wrapped around them. And hey, at least they aren’t those outrageous black abominations that everybody apparently uses nowadays, so there’s that.

1979 Bronco

This Bronco’s interior is equally stunning, with custom two-tone gray seats nicely complementing the otherwise stock components. The most interesting thing about this 1979 Bronco might be what’s under the hood: a clean and somewhat unusual 430ci V8 Ford block.

1979 Bronco

We don’t know if the powerplant came out of a Lincoln, Mercury, or Thunderbird. But we do know that it’s a unique choice for this Bronco, and we’re digging it. The MEL series engine might be a little on the heavy side but every version produced respectable power right out of the box.

It’s a classic example of love at first sight.

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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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