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Launched for 1966, the Bronco is historic as Ford Motor Company’s first dedicated 4x4 sport-utility vehicle. The Bronco featured a purposeful square body design with fat glass, standard bumpers, independent front suspension, and a short wheelbase yielding a tight 35' turning radius. Initial body styles included a wagon, pickup style half-cab, and a no-frills roadster. Interiors included bucket seats, a rear bench seat, and tachometer. Standard power was provided by Ford’s 105 hp 170 cid six at launch, which was upgraded with a heavy-duty fuel pump and a special carburetor float ensuring fuel delivery on steep grades. Ford’s 289 V-8 was available in late 1966. A three-speed column-shift manual transmission was the sole gearbox available and automatic transmissions were only available from 1973. Original-series Bronco production continued through 1977, with the vehicles remaining as attractive, collectible, and useful as ever.
This late-production Bronco Sport from 1976 features two-barrel 302 V-8 power with a three-speed manual transmission. Optional features including dual fuel tanks, power brakes, and power steering provide driving ease. A recent restoration maintaining this Bronco’s mainly factory-stock styling includes a new interior, 3 1/2" suspension lift, CD player, and a floorshift conversion. Featuring beautiful cosmetics and handsome colors, this exceptional first-generation Bronco is both highly collectible and very enjoyable.