1977 Ford Bronco
|Performance:||140 HP, 302 cubic inch displacement, overhead valve V8 engine|
|Transmission:||column-shift Cruise-o-Matic automatic|
|Suspension:||Mono-beam front suspension, full-floating axles using coil springs attached to frame, forged radius rods & semi- elliptical leaf springs|
|Color exterior:||Copper Metallic|
|Tires:||Goodyear/ Wrangler RT/S P235/75R15|
|Brakes:||power-assisted dual master-cylinder brakes w/ front discs & rear drums|
(SOLD) Used very sparingly since its restoration, this Bronco Ranger has been transformed into a work of art. Unlike some vehicles where nearly every piece or part can be readily bought, the love and care that went into searching for the proper items or into the detailed restoration of original parts shows an affection for perfection. Over the past few years the interest in these original sport utility vehicles has gained a major amount of momentum, and beautiful examples such as this are rare in showroom condition, so values are sure to increase. At even the most prestigious of shows this Bronco could do just what those driven in the desert races did back in the 1970s, and that is come home a winner.
This outstanding Bronco Ranger was born at Ford's Michigan truck plant actually coming off the production line on February 25, 1977. In recent years it has been treated to a full Concours quality restoration befitting the finest of classic cars. After being totally disassembled, this Bronco was given a top-quality repaint in its original Copper Metallic with all of the light tan accents have been professionally applied. Interior amenities include plush interior with houndstooth pattern cloth inserts surrounded by foam padded vinyl bolsters for both the front bucket seats and extra-cost rear seat, loop pile carpeting for the floor, wheel housing and even the tailgate, upgraded burl wood-tone interior door panels and padded dashboard with matching dual sun visors. Passenger comfort is achieved through the lever and knob controlled heater-defroster system and in the dash is the original push-button AM radio. This is an extremely well-appointed example which was factory equipped with the heavy duty front stabilizer bar, an auxiliary seven-gallon fuel tank complete with skid plate, extra cooling package, the very desirable "Free Running" front hubs, plus chrome front and rear bumpers as well as the deluxe body-side moldings. One upgrade employed was the use of the 1978 Bronco chrome wheels, which really sets off this entire package. Under the hood, the original and optional small-block V8 engine looks just as it did when new, detailed to include factory markings and decals while showing off the unique dual-chamber master-cylinder that controls the front disc and rear drum brakes, power steering and dependable full electronic ignition. Nearly anyone can drive this off-roader with ease by using the column-shift Cruise-o-Matic automatic transmission, and shifting from rear-wheel drive to full four- wheel drive is achieved with a simple shifting of the floor mounted lever.