A Blast From the Past: The Ford Bronco II

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Ford Bronco II

The Bronco holds a special place in the heart of many Ford truck enthusiasts. After all, it was a wonderful creation that really ought to be brought back into production.

Many people still purchase Broncos and restore them to their former glory, and for this we thank them. However, there is one special type of Bronco that sometimes slips our minds when we think of the loud and mean beast that is the Bronco, and that model is the Bronco II.

Today we’re going to step back and take a look at a very classic review for the Bronco II that might give us some renewed appreciation for this interesting truck.

Ford Bronco II

Before we go on, let’s acknowledge that not everyone is a fan of the Bronco II. After all, it was downsized and was even marketed more as a station wagon than as a Ford truck, but let’s not get too critical here.

Originally the rig was offered with a 2.8L German-made V6 and the choice between a four or five speed manual transmission or a three speed automatic.

The Bronco II was rated at 115 horsepower and 150 pounds of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle of its size. In addition to that, the Bronco II had a towing capacity of 4,500 pounds and wasn’t even given a 2WD option.

Ford Bronco II

This video, showing the “Retro Review” of a 1984 Ford Bronco II definitely reminds us of why we still see them cruising around today, despite their production ending back in 1990.

The rig may be a smaller Bronco than some of us like, but there is no doubt that it has earned its place in Ford’s history. The truck was valid competition to the S-10 and the Cherokee of the era, even outdoing them in many ways. So when you’re looking for your next project maybe you should consider the Bronco II.

Not only is it unique within the Bronco line, but it also has surprisingly good gas mileage as well! Take a look below at the review for the Bronco II and enjoy a refreshing blast from the past!

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