Get out and Explore Some Trails in This 1973 Bronco Explorer!

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Long before the Explorer emblem was affixed to a modern SUV, it existed as a trim package on the F-Series pickup truck and Bronco. Bowing in 1972 on the latter, it consisted of unique color choices, stripes that ran down the side of the body and the hood, and interior appointments that matched the exterior color.

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If you’re a fan of the Explorer treatment on 1st gen Broncos, it’s hard to go wrong with this 1973 example. Thankfully the owner retained the original look on the outside, which is pretty unique these days. The red and white color combo is a nice and classic look on the early body style.

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The same cannot be said for the underside of the diminutive 4×4, which has clearly received quite a few upgrades to go explore trails with. The ’73 sits up high on a set of big rolling stock, ready to tackle the trails in style. Power comes from the venerable 302 V8, and a C6 automatic transmission provides a beefy backup.

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The interior is quite tidy and original appearing. It’s a package that is almost too nice to take off road to explore, but it’s more than capable of doing so. Plus, you’ll be the envy of everybody on your local trails, even if you have to explain to everybody what a Bronco Explorer is!

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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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