Vintage Ford Broncos

It does seem like a bit of an anomaly with all the hype around going “green” and getting better gas mileage but let’s be honest there is nothing quite like the smell and sound from a 1970s V8 gas guzzling engine.  That is likely one of the factors contributing to the rise in popularity and value of 1970s Ford Broncos.

The Bronco was initially introduced by Ford in 1966 as a competitor to the small four-wheel-drive compact SUVs of the day which were the Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout.  It was based on its own platform and was built and sold by Ford until 1996.  Broncos can be divided into two categories: early Broncos (1966–77) and full-size Broncos (1978–96). The early Ford Broncos are now collectors items sought by enthusiasts around the world and can be very valuable if they are in original condition.

With the rise in popularity of these vintage Ford Broncos, one trend becoming popular with the enthusiast community is building an essentially new vintage Ford Bronco to all the original size specifications but with all the bells and whistles of modern auto technology.  This is a recent video courtesy of Adam Carolla’s CarCast where California based builder ICON shows off their latest beautiful handmade Ford Bronco model which comes complete with LED lights, Nike designed front grill and a brand new 5.0 Litre V8 pumping out a whopping 420 HP and 390 lbs of torque.  An incredible machine for the man or woman that has it all.

One celebrity fan of the Ford Bronco is Michigan music legend and outdoorsman, the infamous Ted Nugent.  Check out a video of him ripping it up in his classic 1974 Ford Bronco.

Another beautiful 1976 Ford Bronco for sale in Oklahoma.

If you are interested in checking out more information about Ford Broncos here are some solid websites regarding Ford Broncos.