Well, you can finally stop searching. You've just come across the nicest fully-restored and uncut 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 uncut 1977 Ford Bronco is a stunning example of the world's first proper SUV. With a comprehensive restoration that was completed just this year, it offers a powerful 302 V8, a C4 automatic transmission, a showroom quality paint .....
job, and a comfortable A/C interior, making this the nicest Bronco we've probably ever featured. In a world filled with pretenders and patched-together vintage haulers, this Early Bronco stands out from the crowd with killer good looks and an impressive build that would easily cost way more than the asking price to duplicate. If you're looking for the best, then your search is finally over.
The best Broncos stick to the factory recipe instead of going too hardcore, and these days it's getting harder and harder to find one with 'uncut' fenders (and no oversized flares) like this. Modifications are a matter of taste and for some it's the way to go, but for our money, maintaining the factory look of the Early Bronco is paramount, and the restorers of this '77 agreed. Sequoia Brown and Ivory are the truck's two colors, and although it's not an exact factory combination (it was originally Vista Orange, and although the Sequoia Brown is a Ford color, the Ivory comes from Toyota's color chart), we absolutely love the finish and how it perfectly captures the feel of the era. Just about everyone can agree that this little 4x4 is a great-looking SUV. Completed to top-driver quality standards, we could find very few flaws in the finish and bodywork (and trust us, we looked), which means that this beauty is ready to be shown at your local circuit. But it could just as easily handle itself out on the 4x4 trail, too. Excellent panel fit and a great shine to the paint hide no secrets underneath, and although it's impossible to guarantee a truck like this hasn't had its share of fun off-road, we'd be surprised if it's seen as much as a puddle since it was restored. By the look of the sheetmetal, it may have never seen one before the restoration either. The removable white top offers nice contrast that matches the painted grille up front, and the bumpers are just simple stampings with chrome plating, emphasizing the Bronco's no-nonsense attitude. All the factory badging is still in place right where it's supposed to be, and the gorgeous trim molding that encircles the top of the body completes the factory look perfectly.
The completely restored interior is mostly basic, yes, but it does 'basic' better than most. Factory bucket seats do a great job fitting in with the utilitarian feel of the Early Bronco, and they've been reupholstered in comfortable black vinyl with perforated pleated inserts, and there's a matching bench seat in the rear. The rest of the cabin offers restrained luxury within the confines of Ford's factory parameters, with a durable black pad atop the Ivory steel dash, durable vinyl coverings on the floor, gorgeous pleated door cards, Vintage A/C, a sporty, woodrimmed steering wheel, and an all-around well-tailored feel, so it's really not at all as 'basic' as you might think. The dash puts all the gauges in a single round pod to the left of that flashy steering wheel, while the secondary controls are arrayed across the middle. Entertainment comes via a modern AM/FM/AUX/USB head unit that powers the upgraded PowerBass speakers below, and the twin-stick shifters just beyond them are Wild Horses units that manage the front and rear differentials, respectively. The padded black roll bar adds safety whilst stiffening the body in the turns, and there's plenty of storage space behind the rear seat. And while your first choice will always be to drive the Bronco alfresco, the hardtop does seal up neatly thanks to all new glass, weather strips, and door seals.
The recently rebuilt 302 V8 motor offered in this Bronco is a welcomed upgrade, offering added power and torque for the relatively lightweight SUV. Responsive, smooth, and incredibly fun to drive, it matches the Bronco's personality perfectly, and with a Brawler 4-barrel carburetor, a Weiand aluminum intake, a big aluminum radiator, and all-new wiring from American Autowire, it sparks to life with ease, idles smoothly, and pulls strong just like a modern vehicle. The engine bay's been dressed for show, completely painted to match the level of the exterior, and the finned valve covers, chrome air cleaner and Ford Blue engine enamel all dress up the engine itself. If you can tune a vintage Mustang, you can tune this Bronco, and the soundtrack from the JBA ceramic-coated headers that feed into the throaty dual exhaust system below is downright sexy. Power steering and power front disc brakes dramatically improve the driving experience, and combined with the low-mileage motor, help this Bronco drive more like a modern SUV without losing the spirit of 1977. The rebuilt C4 automatic transmission shifts crisply and spins a new driveshaft that feeds into a Dana 44 front axle and freshly rebuilt rear end, and this Bronco never seems to mind off-roading, thanks to a fully restored solid axle suspension and 2.5"" lift kit. Bilstein shocks, coil springs, leaf springs, and bushings are all new, and the super-clean undercarriage allows plenty of room for those beefy 31x10.5x15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires wrapped around flashy slotted alloys.
Offered with a stack of build receipts that document the entire build, there's a lot more to this amazing Bronco than we covered here. Make no mistake, Broncos are red-hot and this is an unbelievable example that's ready to enjoy or show-off today. Call now to find out more!