1972 Ford Bronco, Rare and A 4×4 Runner’s Dream

By BRING A TRAILER / Posted on September 17, 2017

This 1972 Ford Bronco was purchased new in Del Norte, Colorado and was with the original owner until the seller acquired it in 2009. It underwent a body-off restoration around 4 years ago and was cosmetically and mechanically modified at that time. Cosmetic changes included refinishing the two-tone paint, installing a Badlands winch, fitting 17″ KMC XD Series off-road rims and more. The Ford Racing 302ci crate motor features MSD Atomic EFI and is paired to an NV3550 5-speed manual. The Bronco has covered 8,617 miles since the work was completed and is offered with a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name.

The body was separated from the frame and repainted around four years ago. The seller notes some scratches and chips in the finish and corrosion at the top of the cab. The seller believes that all panels, glass, front bumper, and trim are original. The floor plans were replaced at the same time, along with the windshield and the gas assist struts for the hood and rear window. Modifications include halogen headlamps, billet light covers, a Badlands winch, electric folding steps, wide wheel covers, and a frame mounted rear bumper with storage for a gas can, cooler, and a spare tire.

Rolling stock consists of 315/70 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires mounted on 17″ KMC XD Series off-road rims. Front disc brakes and a brake booster have been installed.

The interior is finished in body color with aluminum door inserts and black carpets over sound deadening material and Rhino lined floors. The Mastercraft Baja RS seats are heated up front, and a padded Family roll cage covers the occupants. A Painless Performance wiring kit connects to a Dakota Digital VHX multi-function gauge, and sound comes from an Alpine Bluetooth headunit with a roll bar mounted speaker bar. A lockable center console and lockbox under the passenger seat provide storage. The odometer reads 8,617 miles and the actual mileage is unknown.

The Ford Racing 302ci crate motor is fitted with an Edelbrock intake manifold and air cleaner, shorty headers, SVT Cobra stainless mufflers, and an MSD Atomic EFI. Cooling is provided by an aluminum radiator, hi-flo water pump, and an electric fan with thermostat control. Other changes include an NV3550 5-speed manual transmission, Delphi power steering pump, dual Optima batteries, and a 23-gallon fuel tank. The oil was changed at 8,000 miles.