As the very first SUV to be produced by Ford, the American carmaker was serious when they set out to create the Bronco, and it was Donald N. Frey, the very man that created the Mustang, who would make sure it was a success. With Automotive executive Lee Iacocca finally approving the Bronco, production took place, and the two-door SUV was launched in august of 1965 with an intention to go head-to-head against Jeep CJ-5 and Toyota Land Cruiser. This seemingly well-kept 1975 Ford Bronco 302 is said to be a ‘southern truck’ and is currently up for sale in Florida.
When Ford created the Bronco, their intention was never to build a flashy poster car, the Bronco was a rugged vehicle built for the hard-working American, and so it received its iconic boxy shape with flat body panels to keep production costs to a minimum. This 1975 Ford Bronco 302 displays this simple, yet captivating design well, complete with a glossy black exterior paint with body matching hard top along with a winch installed on the front bumper. The entire vehicle is reported to be completely rust-free and sits on a pair of blacked-out wheels wrapped in meaty off-road tires. The owner of this 1975 Ford Bronco 302 left no stone unturned in the preservation of this vehicle. Stepping into the cabin for the very first time will take you back to 1975 when the Bronco first rolled out with its short leather seats and long shifter. Sure, there are some aftermarket parts, and the 4-spoke GT Grant steering wheel and JVC sound system is a dead giveaway of this, but they all come together for a more refined driving experience, and who’s going to complain that a vintage legend like this comes with air conditioning?
This is where things get interesting. Although the powertrain on the original 75’ Bronco was just a 170ci 2.8L straight-six, this 1975 Ford Bronco was lucky enough to inherit an engine from one of the later models, and now hides a 302ci 4.9L small block V8 under the hood that you will enjoy. It sends drive to all four wheels via an automatic transmission.