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.
This 1975 Ford Bronco offers V8 power, an off-road-ready stance,
and just the right patina to make it OK to take it into the dirt
when you want to play.
The best Broncos stick to the factory recipe instead of going too
hardcore. Modifications are a matter of taste, but just about
everyone can agree that this 4x4 is a great-looking truck. You
can't go wrong with white paint on something like this, since it's
going to be high-visibility no matter what you do, and while the
work is a few years old, you won't mind the attention it generates
today. Good panel fit and a great shine to the paint don't seem to
be hiding any nasty secrets underneath, although it's impossible to
guarantee a truck like this hasn't had its share of fun off road.
The lack of doors isn't a problem since the factory built something
similar with the Sport Roadster, and it has an integrated roll cage
to keep you in place, no worries. The black bikini top offers some
nice contrast as well as some shelter from the sun, and the fender
flares just look butch. Bumpers are just simple stampings with
chrome plating, emphasizing the Bronco's no-nonsense attitude. It's
just a nice truck!
The interior is basic, yes, but it does basic with lots of style.
The factory bucket seats are clearly close relatives of those found
in early Mustangs, and they've been reupholstered using
reproduction seat covers for an authentic look, including the rear
bench. The dash puts all the gauges in a single round pod to the
left of the steering column, while the secondary controls are
arrayed across the middle. That big center console houses a
marine-grade stereo head unit and provides some locking storage.
The shifter for the three-speed manual transmission is on the
column, but second lever on the floor is, of course, for the
2-speed transfer case, and the combination of the fat steering
wheel and quick reflexes make the Bronco easy to handle even in the
The 302 cubic inch V8 offered in later Broncos like this is what
should have been there all along. Torquey, smooth, and way fun to
drive, it matches the Bronco's personality perfectly. It appears
fairly stock under the hood, with a 2-barrel carburetor, heavy-duty
air cleaner, simple painted valve covers, and even the original
exhaust manifolds. It's a little dirty, but isn't that what you
want from a truck built to play off-road? If you can tune a vintage
Mustang, you can tune this Bronco and the bark from the exhaust
makes it a lot of fun to run it through the gears, on road or off.
The 3-speed shifts crisply and the heavy-duty axles never seem to
mind the work off-roading. It's been lifted a bit to give it a
slightly taller stance that allows plenty of room for those big
33x12.50-15 off-road tires on a set of aluminum wheels from a later
Make no mistake, early Broncos are red hot and this one is a good
example that's ready to enjoy as intended. Whatever the terrain,
the Bronco is always entertaining. Call today!