Several Mint Ford Broncos, Trucks, and Mustangs are Up for Grabs
Since Ford isn’t going to build a new Bronco any time soon, if you want one, you have to buy one of the originals. If you want to get a truly original Bronco, you have to pick up one of the first-generation models.
Luckily, two of them will be for sale at Dana Mecum’s 28th Original Spring Classic 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Ford dealer and collector Rick Baker will be putting his Blue Oval collection of nearly 30 vehicles on the block for the event, which takes place May 12-17.
One of them will be a Skylight Blue 1966 Bronco U140 Half Cab Pickup that was frame-off restored 10 years ago. It features a white removable hardtop and a three-speed manual gearbox hooked up to a 170 cubic-inch I6.
Another 1966 Bronco will be available, too. Back in the day, it was modified for hardcore off-roading by KbarS Bronco Specialties for Dirt Devil Magazine. The supplier fitted the SUV with “cut-out doors, dual shocks, lift kit, fender flares, pre-runner bumpers and roll cage, dual fuel tanks, a bed-mounted tire carrier and lockouts.”
Under the hood, there’s the familiar 170 cubic-inch I6. However, it features an upgraded cam, intake, head, and exhaust header. That engine’s connected to a three-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter.
Rick Baker will also be selling a pair of F100s (a frame-off restored ’53 and an award-winning ’67), a flare-side short-bed 1985 F150, and several cars, including a loaded 2005 Ford GT with only 310 miles on it and several Mustangs – Shelby, Boss, and Mach 1.
See all of the Rick Baker vehicles that will be heading to auction in May by clicking the Mecum Auctions link below.
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