For Sale: 1970 Ford Bronco in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

The Early Ford Broncos pretty much created the modern SUV craze. Technically, there were others before the Bronco, but few combined utility, rugged good looks, and go-anywhere abilities as well as the Ford. This dialed-in 1970 Ford Bronco 4x4 Restomod is an excellent, updated example of the uber-popular breed, and it's set up properly with a lot of upgrades that make it a pleasure to drive, on-road or off. With a Ford Lightning-spec 351 V8 under the hood, a 5-speed gearbox, choice options like 4-wheel disc brakes and cold A/C, and a drop-dead gorgeous Red-on-Black color combination, this Early Bronco is one of the cleanest, most practical, powerful, and road-ready beauties we've ever featured. They don't get much better than this...

Part of the Bronco's appeal is most definitely that legendary look. Not too big, not too small, but just right to be comfortable yet maneuverable out in the wild. The new Bronco tried to replicate it, and although Ford's new retro entry comes close, it's just not the same as the vintage hauler the entire world loves. It's classic, upright profile is instantly identifiable from a mile away, and when lifted and covered in a high-impact paint job like this one, it attracts crows like moths to the flame. Of course, this lifted beauty has been professionally augmented and features wide fender flares to cover the oversized Mud-Terrain rubber and blacked-out Mickey Thompson wheels and it even has a multi-point roll cage inside that's just as much a safety feature as it is a styling statement when the hard top is off. The bright red paint job was finished to a very high standard, and with only 863 miles on the build it's still incredibly fresh, featuring a strong, driver-quality presentation with only minor imperfections to speak of. The bodywork is in great shape too, with great gaps, straight panels, and no dings or dents in the sheetmetal to report, meaning the finish went on smooth and uniform. That bright red shade is enhanced with black exterior accents including the 'Stinger' bumper up front that comes complete with a mounted Smittybuilt winch and an LED lightbar, black gaskets around the fender flares and all the glass, blacked-out Bronco fender badges and 'FORD' tailgate lettering, heavy-duty step-bars at the flanks, the matching heavy-duty rear bumper and spare tire carrier out back, along with all the miscellaneous accoutrements - including blacked-out wipers, side mirrors, door hardware, and a sporty black gas cap. A fiberglass cowl hood was added to kick the aggression up a bit, and it's a perfect complement to the hardcore Stinger bumper and oversized fender flares, while the iconic silver grille up front adds a little flash punctuated further by a pair of LED headlights.

The interior has been tastefully modified without diminishing any of the truck's legendary functionality. Durable, plush black carpets protect the floors and reduce road noise, pleated vinyl door cards with bright accents punch-up the door panels, a taut headliner lines the roof, and the black-and-silver painted dash is protected by a thick, vinyl pad up top. It doesn't stop there though, with upgrades like the high-back bucket seats up front framed around a Tuffy box center console, a leather-wrapped Ididit steering wheel mounted on a tilt column, and a multi-point roll cage all add a whole new dimension inside. The dash was reworked to accommodate a full array of AutoMeter ProComp gauges, switches, and toggles to monitor the truck's vitals, a big tachometer was mounted atop the dash to monitor the revs, Vintage A/C keeps the cabin comfortable, and there's even a matching back seat so you can take the party with you wherever you go. A tall TBP shifter manages the 5-speed gearbox and feels great in the hands of the driver, as does the accompanying billet shifter that manages the Atlas 2-speed transfer case, and there's even a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit inside the locking Tuffy Box that provides the entertainment. This truck also includes a snug-fitting hard top that comes right off with the help of a couple friends, so there's always the option of open-air motoring.

Many Early Broncos were saddled with a slight inline-six, but this one is powered by a thumping 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 that was swapped-in from an uber-powerful Ford Lightning - complete with a modern fuel-injection system and cold air intake. Built to have fun in the dirt or to conquer the asphalt, it fires with ease thanks to a modern alternator and gel-cell battery, stays cool via a giant aluminum radiator up front, and sounds terrific breathing through long-tube headers that connect into a Magnaflow dual exhaust system below. Dressed up with Trick-Flo valve covers and a neatly detailed block, the painted engine bay has a functional look that's only a little flashy, and modern power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, and a Ford 9-inch rear end with 4.10 gears make it easy to wheel around the underbrush. Underneath, it's fully equipped with a Ford 5-speed manual transmission, an Atlas 2-speed transfer case, Selectro locking hubs, an Air Lockers ARB differential, and heavy-duty TBP shocks, springs, and a modest lift kit that allows the use of giant 35x12.5x17 Federal M/T tires wrapped around blacked-out Mickey Thompson wheels that look like they could easily climb a wall.

If you're looking for a trail-ready Early Bronco that can also win its fair share of trophies, this one is ready to roll and built for fun. And with only 863 miles on the build, it's barely broken-in. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Ford Bronco
  • Listing ID: CC-1679610
  • Price: $134,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Bronco
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:863
  • Stock Number:5992-DFW
  • VIN:U15GLJ54804
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

Contact Seller

Characters /500
 Sign me up for the Newsletter
By contacting this seller you accept
ClassicCars.com Visitors Agreement.
Interested in something else? Search these similar vehicles...