1976 Ford Bronco California desert original uncut survivor barn find patina NR

Price: US $10,600.00 Item location: Helena, Montana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Bronco
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Ranger
  • Year: 1976
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: U15GLB*****
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 302 V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Blue houndstooth
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1976 Ford Bronco Ranger

For sale: Lifelong documented CA/NV desert survivor Bronco. Fancy Ranger trim, and best year to own with factory V8, automatic, power steering, power disc brakes and Dana 44 front end. Mostly original paint, rust free, uncutand honest truck. Never thrashed or hooned like so many were. Original lady owner, whom I was able to locate and speak with on the phone, purchased off the showroom floorin LasVegas"because it was cute". She and her husband owned the truck for 20 years, moving from Vegas to California. She sold to an older gentleman in CA, who owned the truck till a couple of years ago when a collector friend bought it in SoCal. He drove this one for a couple of years till he found an equally nice 76 Bronco with factory A/C. I purchased the truck from him a little over a year ago, and have driven and enjoyed it. I am an engineer by vocation, but have a keen interest in vintage trucks and 4x4s, and own a large collection of same. Since I'm not Jay Leno, occasionally I have to sell one. This is a great rig with a mountain of documentation including original owner card, warranty papers, service records, manual, and Marti Report. I think survivor trucks like this are very hard to find these days- I haven't seen another like it. Original smog equipment is not installed but will be included with sale, along with a bunch of spare parts. Please see linked Photobucket album below for 90 more detail pics, including underside.
Exterior: Great survivor patina rig - virtually rust free original. No cancer or rot - there was only one small blister under hood near cowl vent, and my SoCal buddy had that professionally repaired. Only minor surface rust on underside of truck - see additional pics. Exterior paint appears original, save for driver front fender, which has been replaced, and tailgate area. Great patina showing. Fender bender also damaged inner fender apron and it was straightened. All the usual nicks and scratches from years of use. Stripes are aged and cracked, hood is faded, and paint is thin on hood and fender tops, adding to the patina. Repainted fender doesn't match perfectly. Glass is good and moldings show no pitting. All around great driver that gets compliments everywhere I stop, survivor rigs seem to be more appreciated than restored trucks.

Interior: Good driver condition, presents well. All stock save for tach and radio. When my buddy bought the truck, it had been sitting a while and had a few mice living inside, so he pulled the interior, had the tub repainted, installed new carpet, weatherstrips, and a new wiring harness. There was NO RUST in the tub or floors. The front seats have been redone and new rear side panels and headliner installed. He spent a lot of time and money sorting it and as far as I can tell most everything works - lights, wipers, heater, radio, windows, emergency brake, etc. Dash has a cap. Original door panels are starting to warp up on the corners. Original jack, handle, and lug wrench are included.
You do have to "help" the rear hatch open on one side, latch needs adjustment.
Mechanical: Also in good driver condition, 302 runs well and truck starts, drives, stops and just does everything it's supposed to. Fun little driver. My SoCal buddy is fussy and wants stuff reliable, so he spent $3k bringing the truck up to snuff for driving duties after it had been sitting a while. I believe the engine is original, it does use some oil and has leaks. I've had it checked over, and my mechanic says it should run a long time as is. Original lady owner told me the timing chain and gear have been replaced. Transmission has been rebuilt - it shifts well, but downshift is much harder than stock for some reason - might be modulator. Doesn't affect performance, just noticeable. Mileage on the truck is about 149k, original speedo(included) quit at 147k and was replaced about 2k ago. Currently showing 121k on replacement speedo. All gauges work. Doesn't heat, runs smooth and it's quite snappy. New $500 exhaust with healthy burble. Koni gas shocks all around. Tires are getting close to needing replacement. Fuel tank is new, also new auxillary tank included but not installed.

Pricing/Misc: If you've been searching for an early Bronco, you know that prices are nutty. I looked for comps, and found this Wyoming Bronco that recently sold for $17.5k with substantial rust showing, and no doubt much more hiding. - http://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Ford-Bronco-Ranger-/252632223598?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3ad20dcf6e:g:RN8AAOSwXyVYJkX~&item=252632223598
I would expect this rust free Bronco to sell higher. There is NO RESERVE, the truck will sell.

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LINK TO ADDITIONAL PICS INCLUDING UNDERSIDE - pics in this online album, just ask if you need more. (copy and paste) http://s261.photobucket.com/user/burgundyamx/library/76Bronco?sort=3&page=1

****Shipping will be from Helena, MT. I-15 and I-90 both very near, transport is reasonable. Zip code for shipping quote use 59601*****
You are welcome and encouraged to personally inspect the truckprior to bidding.I'm not a dealer, I don't do this for a living, I'm an enthusiast. If you'd like any detailed photos of a specific area of the truck, just ask! I have many photos of it but will be glad to take more if needed. Please ask any questions you like before bidding. You will be answered quickly and honestly.Transport isreadily available, and probably cheaper than fixing rust on an eastern tetanus truck. Montana title isclear and inmynamewith no liens.After the sale, I can store the truck for up to 30 days free, after that $100 per month storage will be due. Buyer needs to get insurance as soon as car is paid for as I will cancel mine at that time.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contactme within 24 hours of auction end and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due within 3 days of end of auction. The remainder is due within5 days of auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hoursI reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995, so make sure if financing that your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Payment is by bank wire only. Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service,I recommend Certified Auto Shippers http://www.certifiedautoshippers.com, ask for Kathy Gant. If you are not sure about something, please ask! Do not assume anything not listed is included.I reserve the right to refuse bids with excessive negative feedback.I reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale. Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to eBay and negative feedback will be posted. PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET,I MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION.