302 V8, 3 Spd Floor Shift, New Paint, New Wiring, $23k+ Recent Resto Expenses!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Bronco
- SubModel: FREE SHIPING!
- Type: SUV
- Trim: 2 Door
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 99,000
- VIN: U15GLH57121
- Color: Red & White
- Engine size: 302 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: White
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Ford Bronco FREE SHIPING!1970 Ford Bronco (4x4): The original Bronco was an ORV (Off-Road Vehicle), intended to compete primarily with Jeep CJ models and the International Harvester Scout. The Bronco's small size riding on a 92-inch (2,337 mm) wheelbase made it popular for off-roading. The Bronco was Ford's first compact SUV, and Ford's compact and midsize SUV niche would be taken by the compact pickup based Ford Bronco II (1984--1990), Ford Explorer (1991--present) and the Ford Escape (2001--present). The idea behind the Bronco began with Ford product manager Donald N. Frey, who also conceived of the Ford Mustang; and similarly, Lee Iacocca pushed the idea through into production. In many ways, the Bronco was a more original concept than the Mustang; whereas the Mustang was based upon the Ford Falcon, the Bronco had a frame, suspension, and body that were not shared with any other vehicle. The Bronco was designed under engineer Paul G. Axelrad. Although the axles and brakes were sourced from the Ford F-100 four wheel drive pickup truck, the front axle was located by radius arms (from the frame near the rear of the transmission forward to the axle) and a lateral track bar, allowing the use of coil springs that gave the Bronco a 34-foot (10.4 m) turning circle, long wheel travel, and an anti-dive geometry which was useful for snowplowing. The rear suspension was more conventional, with leaf springs in a typical Hotchkiss design. A shift-on the-fly Dana Corp. transfer case and locking hubs were standard, and heavy-duty suspension was an option.
The early Broncos from 1966-1977 had a relatively small production of 203,535 Wagons leaving the assembly line in total with only 16,750 Broncos Wagons making their way to new homes in 1970. Exactly 45 years after the first owner of this Bronco proudly took delivery; it has been restored to what we would describe as "strong driver" quality and is ready to make a great weeekend vehicle for the new owners. The restoration of this 98k original mile Bronco started in mid-2012 when the previous owner, also in Texas, performed an extensive refresh and tune up of the drivetrain, wheel bearings, brakes, Dana 30 front end, suspension, and new fuel system. This quickly added up to a $5,650 tab in under a year. The expenses put into the Bronco were well worth every penny as they greatly improved the truck's reliability and drivability. When we purchased the Bronco it still needed the cosmetics addressed so it was sent out for a complete repaint in the middle of 2015. As luck would have it we found areas that seemed "sub-par" in comparison to the Bronco's shinny new red exterior so we let the build get a little out of hand. After $18,000 in new paint, all new wiring, a 3 speed floor shift conversion (HUGE improvement!), new windshield, new weatherstripping, complete underside POR rust preventative, and tons of expensive parts we acheived our goal of building a great looking and driving early Bronco. You're not going to win 1st place at Autorama but you're not going to spend $50k+ either. Additional features and options include; 302 V8, 3 Speed, 4x4 (4WD), Ford Locking Hubs, Factory Radio (needs rebuild), Vent Windows, Chrome Mirrors, Chrome Bumpers, Roll Bar, 15" Alloy Wheels, and Goodyear Wrangler 33 x 12.50 Tires!. An Owner's Manual and an Assembly Manual will also accompany this sale.
Maintaining an inventory of 30-40 vehicles has its worked well for my dealership during our 12+ years of selling on eBay. As the owner, this level of inventory is very manageable and gives me the opportunity to personally detail, photo, drive, and list every vehicle that I sell. Therefore, I know far more about my inventory than most dealers. Review my feedback or contact any of my customers and you will see I do my very best to accurately and honestly describe my inventory. If you still have questions, call/text/email me ANY time to discuss further. The very best deal available on any vehicle is my FREE SHIPPING *offer that is only offered via the "Buy it Now" option on eBay. Not only is shipping free but we will handle all of the shipping arrangements, provide complete cargo insurance while in transit, and deliver to your driveway. If you are local or have your own transportation arrangements, I may accept a slightly lower offer.
* USA - excludes; Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, & Maine. International - Buyer will receive $500 USD shipping discount.
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