- $147,995 Get Financing
- Garnet Red
- Seller: streetsidenc
- Phone: 866-542-8392
Well, you can finally stop searching. You've just come across the coolest, fully-restored Early Bronco on the market. Having sold more of these early Broncos than just about any other dealer, we have a pretty good handle on what makes them so special, and this 1972 Ford Bronco 4X4 Restomod is a stunning example of the world's first proper SUV. Just finished (a scant 23 miles ago), it's essentially brand-new and offers a highly-desirable fuel-injected 5.0L Coyote V8 motor, a 6-speed automatic transmission, a miles-deep Garnet Red paint job, and an upgraded leather interior, making this one of the nicest Broncos we've probably ever featured. In a world filled with pretenders and patched-together vintage haulers, this Early Bronco stands out with killer good looks and an impressive build that would likely cost way more than the asking price to duplicate. If you're looking for the best, then your search is over.
In our expert opinion, the best Broncos take the factory Ford recipe and turn it up to '11'. Modifications are a matter of taste, but everyone can agree that this fully restored Bronco 4x4 is a great-looking truck. You can't go wrong with a high-impact color like the Garnet Red that adorns this beautiful, laser-straight steel body since it's going to be high-visibility no matter what you do, so you might as well lean into all that attention. Thankfully, the paint and bodywork were done the right way to a very high standard, completely taken off the frame and then meticulously put back together, and very recently finished with a deep luster, crystal-clear clarity, and consistent uniformity throughout. It's one of the nicer paint jobs you'll ever see on a vintage SUV, a top-end driver quality rig with very little to complain about, and the body looks so good it's obvious it was a solid Bronco, to begin with. It's reported that this Bronco only had 66K miles on the clock before the 2-year restoration began, but everything was completely redone. Great panel fit and a killer shine to the paint don't hide any nasty secrets underneath, and the offsetting black front grille, bumpers, side steps, and removable top offer nice contrast to the maroon finish. All the door hardware, side mirrors, rubber trim around the glass, and headlight/taillight trim are blacked-out, adding to the two-tone look, and the special 5.0 Coyote fender emblems let everyone know what time it is.
The interior is relatively basic, but it's fresh and does 'basic' with lots of style thanks to Classic Country Interior"s pros, which did all the work. Those are the original bucket seats and rear bench but thanks to new black leather upholstery and stuffing, they feel sportier, better sculpted, and much more comfortable than the stock units. A Tuffy-box center console features an upholstered armrest that matches the hides on the seats while matching upholstery also covers the door panels, dash, headliners, and wheel wells. A thick, black dash pad makes things feel more civilized inside, as does the taut rubber floor-lining that was stretched taut above Dynamat floor lining to insulate the cab from below. We love that wood-rimmed steering wheel, as it elevates the level of the build inside, and it was mounted atop a tilt column that gives the driver a lot more room in the cockpit. A column shifter means this is a 'set-it and forget-it cruiser, and the twin-stick transfer case shifters are a short reach away, while the steel dashboard was repainted Garnet Red to match the body and filled with Dakota Digital gauges, fresh knobs, and switches, and controls for the under-dash A/C system that blows ice cold. Other amenities include an upgraded AM/FM/CD/AUX/BT hidden away in the center console, upgraded speakers stashed throughout, cup holders, and seatbelts that add safety inside. And while your first choice will always be to drive the Bronco alfresco, the removable hardtop seals nicely, while the rear bed area was professionally finned with a rubber mat for a clean, finished look.
Under the hood, the upgraded Coyote 5.0L V8 crate engine was swapped from a 2014 Ford F-150 with 59,000 miles on the clock. The torque is smooth and way fun to drive. It matches the Bronco's personality perfectly. Appearing like it always belonged and was very clean under the hood. It took quite a lot of work to get the block to fit, including custom-fabricated inner fenders and a smoothed firewall lined to stand the test of time. More Mustang than Bronco, it's an incredibly strong runner that breathes easy through that custom cold-air intake and cone filter up front, status cool thanks to a big aluminum radiator, and the bark from the Flowmaster dual exhaust system makes it a lot of fun to run it through the gears, on the road or off. The AOD 6-speed automatic transmission came from the same 2014 F-150 shifts smoothly and feeds heavy-duty axles fore and aft that never seem to mind the work off-roading. There's a 2-inch body lift and a 2-inch front suspension lift that features upgraded shocks and springs to help set that wicked stance, along with a steering stabilizer, upgraded radius arms, and a reactive power steering system that all keep this Early Bronco tracking straight. Power 4-wheel disc brakes stop the truck on a dime, while Dick Cepek alloys wrapped in meaty 33x10.5x15 BFGoodrich T/A radials finish the look perfectly.
Make no mistake, Early Broncos are red hot and this one is an excellent example that's ready to show-or-go right now. Whatever the terrain, this Coyote Bronco 4x4 is always entertaining. Call today!