Very Clean Early Bronco! Believed Orig 302 V8, Auto, A/C, PS/B w/ Frt Disc, Nice
Price: US $53,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Bronco
- Type: SUV
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 37397
- VIN: U15GLU87200
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 302 V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 Ford BroncoHaving sold more of these early Broncos than just about any other dealer in the world, we have a pretty good handle on what makes them so special. This 1974 Ford Bronco offers V8 power, a hard-to-find factory automatic transmission, an awesome color combination, great options, and that killer Early Bronco look that changed the world's SUV game forever.
In our expert opinion, the best Broncos stick to the factory Ford recipe instead of going too hardcore into modernity. Modifications are a matter of taste, but just about everyone can agree that this light yellow 4x4 is a great-looking truck. You can't go wrong with yellow on something like this, since it's going to be high-visibility no matter what you do, and while the paint is a few years old, you won't mind the attention it generates today. Good panel fit and a nice shine to the paint don't seem to be hiding any nasty secrets underneath and the white portion of the removable top, and the matching windshield frame and fender flares all offer some nice contrast to the yellow finish. The bumpers are just simple stampings with chrome plating, emphasizing the Bronco's no-nonsense attitude. It's just a nice truck!
The interior is basic, yes, but it's fresh and does 'basic' with lots of style. The bucket seats are clearly close relatives of those found in early Mustangs, and they've been reupholstered in comfortable two-tone tan-and-beige with vertical pleats with a rear bench seat to match. The rest offers an attempt at luxury, with very plush carpets on the floor, Vintage A/C under the dash (blows cold), and a well-tailored feel, so it's not as basic as you'd think. The stock dash puts all the gauges in a single round pod to the left of the steering column, while the secondary controls are arrayed across the middle. It includes an aftermarket retro-style AM/FM radio in the dash and a rather rare Ford column shifter for the 3-speed automatic transmission below. The steering wheel itself is a comfortable, wrapped unit that feels great in the hands of any driver, and the padded dash and door panel inserts add a further touch of civility inside. The second lever on the floor is, of course, for the 2-speed transfer case, and the combination of the big steering wheel and quick reflexes make the Bronco easy to handle even in the suburban jungle. And while your first choice will always be to drive the Bronco alfresco, the removable hardtop does seal up nicely.
The 302 cubic inch V8 in this 1st generation Bronco is believed to be the original engine. Torquey, smooth, and way fun to drive, it matches the Bronco's personality perfectly. Appearing fairly stock under the hood and very clean, there are a few choice upgrades, including an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum intake, a chrome open-element air cleaner, chrome valve covers, and even the original exhaust manifolds. If you can tune a vintage Mustang, you can tune this Bronco and the bark from the dual exhaust system makes it a lot of fun to run it through the gears, on road or off. The automatic shifts crisply and the heavy-duty axles never seem to mind the work off-roading. There is a recent set of shocks under there, and along with power steering and power front disc brakes, this Bronco really has great road manners. Bright alloy wheels are wrapped in rugged Toyo white-letter radials, finishing off the vintage look perfectly.
Make no mistake, early Broncos are red hot and this one is a very good example that's ready to enjoy. Whatever the terrain, the 4x4 Bronco is always entertaining. Call today!