An Uncut, Unmolested, and Super Rare 1969 U14 Bronco

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What you see before you might look a little strange at first.  After seeing countless early wagon/SUV Broncos with cut fenders, you probably forgot about the less common half cab and roadster variants, and we can’t blame you.

While not as scarce as the roadster version (only around 150 are estimated to be in existence today), the half cab Bronco that bowed in 1969 is still a rare sight.  Especially one that hasn’t been cut up and lifted, let alone modified in any other substantial way.

This example is a real beauty in its silver metallic paint with black accents.  The steel wheels and hubcaps keep the original charm but hold bigger 31-inch tires.  The only real miscue and deviation from stock is the aftermarket hood scoop, a curious addition.

The interior looks nice with a recovered bench seat and the trim is mostly original and a bit tired, but it’s not offensive by any means.  The engine bay and undercarriage are in similar condition – nice but not perfect.  The original 302 and manual transmission reside under that ugly hood (seriously, somebody please remove that scoop).

For the collector or just the guy who wants a solid early Bronco, this is a great get.  It isn’t perfect by any means, but the cosmetic work needed to bring it up a notch are pretty simple.  On the other hand, this Bronco is perfectly serviceable just the way it is.  And considering its rarity, you’ll turn heads no matter which road you choose to take.

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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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