Bronze 1975 Bronco is Ready for the Mud Bog…or a Car Show
Modernized power, pickup truck utility, a lift kit and big tires allow this Bronco to do it all.
While flipping through the vehicle listings for the upcoming Mecum Las Vegas auction running from November 15 through 17, we came across this badass 1975 Ford Bronco. This pickup version of the popular sport utility legend has been restored and lifted while the original V8 has been upfitted with some modern gadgets to improve daily drivability. The restoration makes it a show-worthy weekend cruiser while the upgrades should make it a great off-road toy; provided that you want to risk scratching the spotless paint.
The Custom Look
On the outside, this 1975 Ford Bronco has been painted Lemans Sunset Metallic with Pearl White trim around the grille. The chrome trim along the sides has been replaced and matching chrome step bars have been added, as has the bed-mount for the spare tire that is tucked behind the short Bronco cab. Custom front and rear bumpers bolster the off-road-ready look with help from the polished wheels wrapped in 37-inch rubber.
On the inside, this classic Bronco has more Lemans Sunset Metallic with black carpeting, black door panels and black leather-wrapped bucket seats. The gauges and controls are original and the radio appears to be era-correct, so you won’t find any modern technology in the cabin.
Under the hood is a different story.
Under the hood of this sweet 1975 Bronco is a rebuilt Ford 351-cubic inch V8, but it features a variety of modern upgrades, including a full MSD electronic ignition system including coil and distributor, along with an Edelbrock throttle body fuel injection system. The engine also has headers and a high-rise intake manifold, so it likely makes more than it did when stock while also being more manageable for daily driving.
The power from the fuel injected 351 is sent through a 4-speed manual transmission to a 9-inch rear differential, while power steering and front disc brakes further this classic Bronco’s ability to serve as a great driver in any situation.
Finally, a six-inch Skyjacker lift kit adds ground clearance and makes plenty of room for those big tires.
The modernized engine makes this Bronco a great driver, the lift kit and tires make it a great off-roader and the flawless exterior allows it to fit in at any car show, so if you are in the market for a classic Ford Bronco that can fit in with just about any credit, it will be sold later this month in Vegas.