Well, you can pretty much forget about keeping a low profile in this dialed-in 1972 Ford Bronco 4x4, although we bet you won't mind that one bit. Featuring a beautiful restoration, 302 V8 power, a desirable automatic transmission, a host of choice options like power steering/brakes and air conditioning, and a lifted stance punctuated with a gorgeous white-and-red paint job " it's an awesome example of Ford's first SUV. And with only 938 miles on the build, the party's just getting .....
So many Broncos led hard lives, were bashed off road, cut up into custom crude Jeep-like creations, and lost to simple atrophy in the rust belt. This 1972 Early Bronco, however, is a clean, handsome, solid SUV with an incredibly attractive Red paint job professionally applied over straight sheetmetal. And straight is the optimal word, because the angular, flat panels of the Bronco have been smoothed and sanded and buffed, giving it a great look that certainly isn't perfect but is almost too nice to risk dragging through the brush. This EB came out of the factory covered in Code Z Copper Bronze finish, but the builders made the right choice by upgrading to the shade of red you see today. With less than 1K miles on the restoration, the finish still looks incredibly fresh, has a deep luster, and is very uniform throughout the body " all signs that point to an expensive, to driver-quality job that was executed the right way. The shiny red finish gives this Bronco a bright disposition that perfectly fits the era in which it was born and when combined with a contrasting white hardtop (removable, of course) and white fender flares, it just shouts ""Fun!"" The iconic front grille was finished in glossy silver that adds a sporty touch, matching the heavy-duty custom steel bumper just below it, and the corresponding rear bumper, tow-bar attachment, and spare tire carrier were purposely finished to match. And speaking of the spare, it actually matches the big and flashy oversized rims and tires that touch the ground, so this Bronco can hit the trails without missing a beat.
The interior is relatively basic, yes, but it's fresh and does 'basic' with lots of style. The high-back bucket seats are sportier, better sculpted, and a lot more comfortable than the stock units, and they've been upholstered in black vinyl that's as supple as it is durable. Custom door cards were fitted into the steel doors to add some flash inside, while the thick, black dash pad makes things feel more civilized, as does the taut black carpeting that insulates the cab from below. A sporty, leather-wrapped steering wheel feels great in the hands of the driver, and it's joined on the column by a column shifter that makes this Early Bronco a 'set-it and forget-it' cruiser with the transfer case shifter just a short reach away. The steel dashboard was painted red to match the exterior and upgraded with a new all-in-one gauge, wiring harness, fresh knobs and switches, a retro-style AM/FM/AUX stereo that powers JL Audio speakers, and an aftermarket R134a A/C unit that blows ice cold. And while your first choice will always be to drive the Bronco alfresco, the removable hardtop does seal up nicely, and the rear seat has room for two in a pinch.
The 302 cubic inch V8 under the hood is torquey and ready to rock. Finned Bronco valve covers and a chrome Holley air cleaner provide a little flash in the engine bay, although even with its upgrades the set-up looks very close to stock. You'll note that this Bronco was built for the business of driving, evidenced by the power front disc brake and power steering systems in place, welcome additions immediately recognized by anyone that's ever driven a classic and longed for such amenities. Note the clean satin black fenders and firewall, along with recent hoses and ignition system components, further proof that this Bronco has not been ridden hard and put up wet. The C4 3-speed automatic gearbox is somewhat rare to find in an Early Bronco and shifts very well, the 2-speed transfer case will take you just about anywhere, and both heavy-duty axles are ready to play in the dirt. The exhaust system provides an added rumble with the help of long-tube headers and a throaty, chambered muffler, but it doesn't overpower that awesome 5.0 soundtrack that everyone knows and loves. The lifted, off-road look is tied in perfectly by a set of beautiful 16-inch American Racing alloy wheels wrapped in 285/75/16 BFGoodrich T/A radials with plenty of tread left.
There's not much currently hotter on the market than an Early Bronco, and this one has been sorted better than most. With V8 power, an automatic transmission, and great options, it's a blast to drive on pavement and will still take you anywhere you want to go. Call today!