2023 |Amelia Island Auctions 2023
1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLTRegister to Bid
$150,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve
Over $260,000 Spent on Refurbishment and Upgrades
Fitted with Powerful Fuel-Injected Coyote 5.0-Liter V-8
Beautiful Dark Jade Metallic Paint Over Green Vinyl and Patterned Cloth Upholstery
Equipped with Fox Shock Absorbers and Wilwood Disc Brakes
A One-of-a-Kind Off-Roader with Exceptional Build Quality and Removable Roof
4,951 CC Coyote DOHC V-8 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
435 BHP at 6,500 RPM
6-Speed 6R80 Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Wilwood Disc Brakes
Front Live Axle with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Please note that following the mechanical refurbishment carried out by Exoticar, East Coast Rover in Rockland, Maine, performed restoration work, which is documented by photos available for review in the vehicle’s history file. Please also note that this vehicle is not accompanied by invoices as stated in the published description.
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First sold to the public in August 1965, Ford’s Bronco was one of the earliest examples of a sport utility vehicle and became an American icon. Designed to better compete in a growing utility market, the second generation was unveiled in 1978 as a larger truck with improved on-road manners. Based on a shortened version of the F-100 4x4 pickup, the Bronco was powered by either a 351 cid Cleveland V-8 or 400 cid V-8, and they all came standard with four-wheel drive. The second-generation Bronco was only produced in 1978 and 1979, making it a particularly uncommon body style.
This professionally restored and modified 1979 Bronco is presented in a stunning shade of Dark Jade Metallic over a green vinyl and patterned cloth interior and has been the subject of a comprehensive mechanical refurbishment and cosmetic detailing. Under the hood lies a fuel-injected, 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 from a modern Mustang, paired with a 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission that sends power through an Atlas two-speed transfer case – all installed by Exoticar in Los Angeles, California. The suspension has also been upgraded with a set of Fox shocks, and Wilwood disc brakes are fitted all around. This incredible Bronco Ranger XLT is accompanied by invoices showing over $260,000 for all the work carried out and is an exquisitely crafted restomod ready to offer an understated and modernized experience to its next lucky caretaker.