Ford Bronco 1974 Stroppe Baja Bronco
- Make: Ford
- Model: Bronco
- SubModel: Stroppe Baja
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: Stroppe Baja Edition
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 55,700
- VIN: U15GLU21246
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 302
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Power Disc Brakes, Winch, 2 inch Lift, Custom Wheels and 33 inch Tires, Roof Rack, KC Lights, Dual Batteries, Dual Gas Tanks, Trailer Hitch, Factory 6 Point Race Cage, 4-Wheel Drive
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1974 Ford Bronco Stroppe Baja
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Ford Bronco 1974 Stroppe Baja Bronco
This is an authentic Stroppe Baja Bronco. I spoke with Willie Stroppe, the son of the legendary Bill Stroppe, and he believes this Bronco to have been possibly owned by the Stroppe family. Some of things that got Willie's attention, was the handmade KC light brackets, the hood scoop with hand pounded rivets, the black custom Tonneau cover that was fitted around the roll cage, the fact that it once had AC, and that it still retained its factory chrome roof rack. But the most interesting item on the Bronco, was that it has a chrome front end with the chrome tow bar, the winch bumper and winch with "cactus basher" (which I removed and I’m storing), that is original to this Stroppe Bronco. These are some of the unique pieces that helped identify this vehicle as being the family truck. And the fact that, this one, has just about every option that was offered. He stated to me that the chrome front end Broncos(the balloon chasers and the ambulances)had been accounted for with the exception of this one.
This Bronco is on the registry and has been verified as the 100th Bronco found at the time I purchased it. Only 400 were ever produced.
Now is your chance to own a piece of racing history. Enjoy it as it is, a daily driver or restore it and you’ll have a very rare, collectible Bronco valued at approximately $150.000, based on today’s market.
Description: 1974 Stroppe Baja Bronco
- · Original hard top, no rust with original Ford chrome roof rack.
- · Original Stroppe 6 point race cage.
- · Working windshield wipers.
- · All glass is intact.
- · Door windows roll up and down.
- · Wind wings open and close and lock, as they should.
- · All door locks work.
- · Padded dash board needs replacing.
- · Floor pan appears original, no rust.
- · Gauges in the instrumentation, intact and work.
- · Fuel tank switch works, as does the fuel valve for the dual tanks.
- · Installed years ago, 1992 Ford 302 HO roller motor with high rise aluminum intake manifold with Edelbrock 600 CFM carburetor.
- · I have the original, small block that was in it when I purchased the vehicle years ago. It has been dismantled for inspection, needs rebuild and is included in sale if desired.
- · Stock Ford electronic ignition.
- · High volume water pump with a custom, staggered, 4-core radiator.
- · Factory HO Shorty headers with custom 2 ½ inch exhaust.
- · Stroppe installed dual battery setup, still intact.
- · Fuse panel for KC lights, not hooked up but still there.
- · Floor has been Rhino lined.
- · I have located and have in my possession, and will be included in this sale; period correct, under dash AC unit (under dash unit only, does not include compressor, condenser or hoses)
- · Third gas tank (tank only)
Odometer reading is 55,700, possibly rolled over. The body has minor rust along the body seam in a quarter panel on passenger side, slight bubbling. It appears the drivers rear quarter panel has had some body work at one time, I do not know how extensive. The driver’s front fender is original. It still has the rolled lip as all Stroppes had and the other fender has been replaced at some point. I have in my possession, the original chrome winch bumper, tow bar and winch, with the factory chrome “cactus basher”, which is included in the sale. Factory chrome front bumper with reproduction “cactus basher” with lights resides on the front end now. Approximately a 2 inch lift spring in the front with 2 inch lift blocks in the rear. I installed drop tracking arm bracket and new urethane bushings in the front end about 8,000 to 10,000 miles ago. This is a factory power break Bronco. I rebuilt the power booster and upgraded to disk brakes with new bearings, rotors and hubs. Rear axle has been completely rebuilt; new brakes, axle bearings and rebuilt posi unit. Rear driveshaft rebuilt about 8,000 miles ago. Front driveshaft was serviced at that time. The C4 transmission had just been rebuilt with a mild shift kit, weeks before I purchased it (works great). At approximately 2000 mile, I removed the power steering box and had it rebuilt by West Texas Off Road. At the same time, I replaced the power steering pump. About 4 years ago, I replaced the drag link and tie rod ends. I’m not sure of the mileage. Approximately three years ago, I installed new BFG 33 inch all-terrain tires, lots of tread left. Turning indicators work intermittently. I have a replacement steering column which should fix the problem (included in the sale). At some time in its life, somebody has installed a B & M floor shifter, which I do not like. The stock steering column which I mentioned earlier will convert everything back to stock. The frame on this vehicle is very solid, no cancerous rust and it appears to have been undercoated at one time. Yes, I know, it is not the "Stroppe colors". Apparently someone has painted it. I have scratched through the green in areas and revealed the factory Stroppe race colors.
I’m sure I’ve missed something ;) feel free to ask questions and provide contact information (phone number would be great), I will get back to you ASAP.
This Bronco is quick and nimble and very fun to drive.
I can tell you, I would not hesitate to drive this Bronco across country right now.
You are welcome to have the vehicle inspected at my location, at your expense. However, the vehicle does not leave my possession for any reason. Please consult with me prior to scheduling any such inspection.
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