1972 Ford Bronco
The idea behind the Bronco began with Ford product manager Donald
N. Frey in the early 1960's, (who also conceived the Ford Mustang),
and engineered by Ford engineer Paul G. Axelrad, with Lee Iacocca
approving the final model for production in February 1964, after
the first clay models were built in mid-1963. Developed as an
off-road vehicle, (ORV), the Bronco was intended as a competitor
for the Jeep CJ-5, International Harvester Scout and Toyota Land
Cruiser. Today a compact SUV in terms of size, Ford marketing shows
a very early example of promoting a civilian off-roader as a
"Sports Utility", (the two-door pickup version).
For consignment, a 1st generation 1972 Ford Bronco, restored mostly
on the bottom end, but also a silver respray is in stain finish and
covers virtually every aspect of this truck. A white bucket and
bench interior, and more gray tones throughout for the inside I'm
seeing 50 shades of gray. Hi OHHHHH Silver! Giddyup...
From the front grille past the fiberglass bumped steel hood to the
passenger compartment covering to the rear its all matte finish in
silver. Like a Kennedy dollar coin, it has a nice matte sheen, not
too dull and not too shiny. Panels are straight with well minded
gaps; bumpers are painted silver and a black FORD badge rests on
the tailgate denoting the manufacturer. Other badging is chromed
and looks good. Some overspray is noted on the door sills, and a
bit of light bubbling in the finish near the hinge for the front
windshield. The cap is in good condition and in tandem with the
rear tailgate the upper glass framed hinged back door can also be
lifted for easy access. 15-inch black painted wheels are wrapped by
all terrain rubber around which have just been put on. Grab your
gear and let's go for a climb.
Swinging the nicely restored doors we now see silver panes with a
slightly lighter silver insert. Here is where the cranks and
armrest with inset actuator are housed. Inside a brushed aluminum
panel fronts the dash and houses a large round instrument gauge
cluster to drivers left, and some pulls and knobs as well as
ignition on drivers right. An AM radio is mounted centrally in the
dash, and an ashtray speaker and glovebox are residing here too. On
top is a black padded vinyl covered dash top with no cracks or
fading. Black indoor-outdoor carpeting covers the floors from the
white buckets to the back of the vehicle. In front is a durable
rubber. Slight rust is seen on the seat mounts. The white buckets
present nicely with just some slight soiling. Low backs and a
matching bench is in the back. Interestingly some maroon is showing
up on the inside rear wheel wells as well as below the seats
supporting the floor pans. A silver metal ribbed with structural
steel headliner is above and some white sun visors are showing up
above the tilt down windshield. A T shift lever is chromed and on
the hump and a slightly large steering wheel in black fronts the
dash and is assumed to be original to this truck. Saddle up!
Under the hood is a 302ci V8. It has been detailed and has blue
valve coverings, a blue air cleaner covering, and blue painted
water pump. It is topped with a 2-barrel carburetor and backed up
by a 3- speed manual transmission with a Ford 9 inch 4.11 gear rear
axle. Give it a kick in the sides with your spurs.
As the consigner stated his first project was the bottom end and it
is snazzy. All painted nice black and totally rust free, no runs,
drips, or errors under here. Radius arm and coil springs for the
front suspension, and on back leaf springs for the back. Drum
brakes are on all 4 corners, and a glass pack style exhaust nice
and clean and certainly rust free is on.
A quick starter, and smooth runner for sure. You can get a bit
goosey with your boot and get 'er going pretty good. A good gallop,
and a push in the brakes and there is plenty of woah factor! Seats
are comfy and all is in working order. A hard pull on the reins
yielded a strong pull to the left on the panic stop.
Silver and gray, is the key to this Bronco. A beautifully restored
undercarriage, all buttoned up powertrain, and nicely redone
interior, and all the bases are covered, fence posts mended, and
you are free to let the world's horses roam the well...wild!
G-302ci V8 2bbl 140hp
L-Michigan Truck Assy Plant
N60058-February 1972 Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.