This Super Solid 1979 Bronco Stands Out from the Crowd

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Ford Broncos used to flood our local roads, especially in the 80’s and 90’s, when the Bronco II and the resurgent full size model were selling like hotcakes.  But how often do you see pre-80’s Broncos, let alone ones as nice as this 1979?

While imperfect, this is one seriously fine example of the breed.  The body and paintwork are very solid, as is the chrome.  It’s hard to find any rust save for a little surface decay, making this a rare survivor in a model notorious for such issues.

Under the hood resides a 460 V8 which has been stroked out to 490 cubic inches and features a laundry list of performance parts.  It’s backed up by a C6 transmission that has been built as well, turning a Dana 44 front axle and 9″ rear.  The suspension is mostly stock with no lift, but it has received a once over with new shocks.


The big Bronco sits on some 33 x 12.50 x 15 tires mounted on KMC aluminum wheels that fit the truck well without being too extreme.  Inside, things are mostly stock and in nice shape overall.  All in all, it’s an attractive package for someone looking for a late 70’s Bronco.

With so many 80’s and 90’s Broncos still out there, plus the skyrocketing popularity of earlier models, this fine ’79 is sure to make you stand out in a crowd.  It isn’t perfect, but it’s a great looking, solid truck that you can drive anywhere without a care.  And depending on what the reserve is set at, you might also get it for a very reasonable price.

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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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