Make no mistake about it that the signature of the blue oval has embroidered it with its new Ford Bronco (even more so with the ‘normal’ version and not with the Bronco Sport, which looks like a civilized SUV), an impressive off-road that is called to become an object of worship on the other side of the ocean .
However, lovers of this legendary vehicle ‘made in the USA’ will always have their eyes set on the classic model, such as the one that RM Sotheby’s specialist will put up for auction in Arizona on January 22.
With a V8 engine made by Shelby
Such a specimen that you have before your eyes was originally manufactured in 1972, but it was duly restored to the taste of a Shelby collector, so that he had a heart according to his needs placed under his front hood. For that reason, this Ford Bronco Custom hides a Small Block V8 engine with 331 cubic inches, which is about 5.4 liters of displacement . Equipped with a Holley four-input carburettor, it is capable of providing no less than 421 hp of power, sent to its four-wheel drive system by means of a 5-speed manual gearbox.
But also this Bronco has been duly restored to the last screw. Finished in a striking blue color, it presents a properly updated interior with new seats, steering wheel, stereo … and even a digital instrument cluster has been installed.
Could reach $ 160,000
Fuelie signs its imposing 18-inch wheels that are shod with Toyo tires. But it also has custom steel bumpers, modified wheel arches, Warn winch, safety cage, King suspension … And as a modern touch a steering column that has adjustment.
Since it was duly restored and modified, this impressive Ford Bronco Custom has barely traveled 300 miles (about 483 kilometers), so it is practically brand new despite being almost 49 years old. And keep in mind that the experts at RM Sotheby’s are going to put it up for auction on January 22 in Arizona , but everything indicates that it will be sold for between $ 120,000 and $ 160,000 (between 98,600 and 131,500 euros), which is like five times what a brand new Ford Bronco costs .