The Sun Always Rises Around this Yellow Bronco Sport

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1972 Ford 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.

1972 Ford Bronco Sport

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.

1972 Ford Bronco Sport

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.

1972 Ford Bronco Sport

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.

1972 Ford Bronco Sport

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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