Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is excited to offer for sale this 1971 Ford Bronco! The first-generation Bronco is built upon a chassis developed specifically for the model range, shared with no other Ford or Lincoln-Mercury vehicle. Built on a 92-inch wheelbase (sized between the CJ-5 and Scout; only an inch shorter than the later CJ-7), the Bronco used box-section body-on-frame construction. To simplify production, all examples were sold with four-wheel drive; a shift-on the-fly Dana 20 transfer case and locking hubs were standard. The rear axle was a Ford 9-inch axle, with Hotchkiss drive and leaf springs; the front axle was a Dana 30, replaced by a Dana 44 in 1971. In contrast to the Twin I-Beams of larger Ford trucks, the Bronco used radius arms to locate the coil-sprung front axle, along with a lateral track bar, allowing for a 34-foot turning circle, long wheel travel, and anti-dive geometry (useful for snowplowing). A heavier-duty suspension system was an option, along with air front springs. This Bronco is set up to be the perfect beach cruiser, in its roadster configuration without doors this vehicle is set up to enjoy the wind in your hair all year long. The rebuilt 302 with only 46 miles after rebuild purrs like a kitten and is mated to a C4 automatic transmission. The exterior is painted in a gun metal blue by Dupont. The interior is black with the floor being bed lined for easy cleaning and extreme durability. Jump in and cruise this Bronco down the road and you will see why this is the perfect vehicle for a beach day, camping or anything outdoors. Your chance to own it is right now so jump while you still have the chance on this excellent example of an early bronco. To see 100+ HD pictures and videos of this 1971 Ford Bronco please visit GatewayClassicCars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this vehicle in person, please call the Tampa showroom at (813)645-6200 or email us directly at Tampa@GatewayClassicCars.com
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