The Sun Always Rises Around this Yellow Bronco Sport
Packing a 302 from an Explorer and a set of faux-alligator buckets, this 1972 Bronco is ready to pop the top.
The first-gen Bronco is too cool for a lot of people who aren’t already Ford fans (though it can convert a few over to the Blue Oval). A compact SUV with classic looks and an amazing ease of upgradability mean tons of fun all around.
Thus, it always warms our hearts to see such majestic stallions out and about, like this 1972 Bronco Sport we found on Bring a Trailer the other day.
And warm our hearts this Bronco does. Originally delivered in Hot Ginger Metallic, the current owner repainted this pony in school-bus yellow during a recent refurb. If only we went to school in Broncos like this one.
Under the hood is a little bit of the Nineties, in the form of a 302 from a 1996 Explorer. There’s also a starter from a 1993 F-150, and a few other bits from the era of grunge and glam rap. All of that power goes through a four-speed manual and a Dana 20 to the 17-inch black wheels, wrapped in 33-inch Mickey Thompsons.
Inside this modded Bronco Sport, a full set of faux-alligator buckets welcome you and three friends to the party, which always rocks with the top off. There’s also a six-point cage to keep everyone safe, and diamond plating for extra ruggedness points.
As the days grow longer, we can’t think of anything better than this little sun of a Bronco keeping us warm no matter the time of day.