1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT - 351ci V8 - Automatic Transmission -
4x4 - Red and White Exterior - Red Interior - 37k Miles Shown
Shifting to a larger platform and sharing body-style components
with the F-Series, the second-generation Bronco debuted in 1978.
The first two years of this larger and more luxurious Bronco were
some of the most popular in the namesakes 30-year production run.
With key off-road capabilities including maneuverability and things
such as approach, departure and breakover angles, the sales of this
generation of Bronco reach record levels short after its launch.
The introduction of the 1978 Bronco was heralded in many off-road
publications and received many awards. Touted in ads as the first
4-wheeler that puts it all together. The second-generation Bronco
upped its toughness game from the previous model by including
off-road-ready optional features like dual shocks for the front
suspension, heavy-duty rear shocks as well as front and rear sway
bars to improve ride and handling. In addition to mechanical
advancements, these Broncos offered new exterior styling with a
wide assortment of bold two-tone paint treatments and a fiberglass
top creating a ruggedly handsome physique. Available Custom or
Ranger XLT Broncos included the Free-Wheeling package which
included tri-color striping, black front and rear bumpers,
low-mount side mirrors and optional painted spoke steel wheels.
Highlighted here is an original 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT that is
displayed with a two-tone red and white paint scheme. Being noted
as being unrestored and untouched, other than the wheels, you can
tell that this truck has been garaged and expertly maintained. The
paint shines with all the luster of being new and is quite
impressive for being original. All trim, moldings, and exterior
chrome shine beautifully with no visible dulling or pitting.
Although not being original, the chrome wheels offset the two-tone
paint nicely and are also in excellent condition. The all-red
interior is exactly what you would expect from the late 70s, with
striped inserts on the front bucket seats and rear bench seat.
Noting just over 37k miles on the odometer, the interior shows this
lack of road wear and has been very well kept. The only points of
concern might be a slight rip on the drivers bucket seat and minor
discolorations on the carpeting from what looks like sun exposure.
The burlwood dash inserts and chrome bezels are in superb shape as
well. Powered by a 351ci V8 paired with an automatic transmission,
this 4x4 truck is meant for the road. Completely stock under the
hood and with an undercarriage/frame just as solid, I can only
imagine that this truck has no problem getting started and is in
well working order. Lovingly known among collectors as the Big
Bronco, this 1979 model lives up to this larger-than-life stature.
With all the capability of a large truck and the additional
passenger room of a sedan, this Bronco is the best of both worlds.
If it were me, I would grab some friends, crank up the tunes,
remove the top and head towards the beach for a day of adventure
and fun. We hope that the next owner of this truck does the same.
Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thank
you for looking.
1979 Ford Bronco
Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
Exterior Color:Red & White
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