For Sale: 1978 Ford Bronco in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

This 1978 Ford Bronco was restored to be powerful, custom, comfortable, and absolutely memorable. And as you look over the whole package, you'll find a distinct V8 classic that has a solid feeling on and off-road.

The second-generation Bronco is where Ford turned it up a notch. Larger styling, larger engines, and just an overall larger presence. So when it debuted in 1978, it was an instant legend. This bolder Bronco idea was really taken to heart in this example. It was given a multi-year restoration complete in 2019, and there have even been the right investments since then. It was resprayed in a modern color called Electric Silver Metallic borrowed from a European sedan. That gives this classic a look of sophistication, especially with the removable hardtop painted to coordinate. The trim has been removed so you can really see the clean lines that debuted on this Bronco. Plus, the front end has the distinct wide grille look from an earlier '76 model (many purists wish Ford kept this look all the way through the sixth generation.) And shining chrome bumpers and polished 17-inch alloys complete a smooth and distinct total package that is all about bringing style to this rugged 4x4.

The black interior looks terrific against the silver exterior. You understand that any time you take off the removable rear hardtop and turn this into an open-air Bronco. But just like the exterior, it's going to be the upgrades that really attract you to this one. You first notice it on the front seats. These are supple leather buckets borrowed from a modern Cadillac. That means they have all the right power adjustments to be all-day comfortable. They also made sure that the rear seat, carpeting, dash, door panels, and the other details were up to a quality standard. And even the little details have been looked after, including new door stripes and seals within the last couple of years. The radio has been upgraded to a modern AM/FM unit with Bluetooth and a USB input to plug in your phone. We bet you're just imagining taking down the power back window, cranking up your favorite tunes, and sitting on the tailgate everywhere from the football game to the campsite.

While the previous generation Bronco stopped at Ford's 302 V8, this one has what's believed to be its original 351 cubic-inch motor. The thorough restoration means the top end of the motor was gone through. It includes new items like pushrods, rockers, gaskets, distributor, plugs, wires, coil, and rebuilt carb. It's supported by newer components like the starter, electrical harness, power steering pump, alternator, voltage regulator, and radiator. It fires up nicely, and the addition of headers adds power while also contributing to the rumble of the dual exhaust. The undercarriage photos reveal more investments. This lifted 4x4 has stout parts like Dana Spicer driveshafts and a rear end with 31 spline axles. And the newer stabilizer bar, stabilizer bushings, and drag link give this quite good manners on the road, too. Plus, the four-speed manual transmission, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and new BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/As make a great package for all conditions.

The second-generation Bronco was only available for a couple of years. So when you can find such a nice example that's been given all the right investments for power, comfort, and distinction, then you know you need to hurry on this deal. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Ford Bronco
  • Listing ID: CC-1607191
  • Price: $42,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Bronco
  • Exterior Color:Electric Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:485
  • Stock Number:7480-CHA
  • VIN:U15HLCC4719
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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