Ford’s Bronco is an iconic SUV from the blue oval manufacturer. First introduced in 1966 as a compact SUV, it graduated to a full-sizer in 1978 and run until 1996, when it bowed out much to the disappointment of fans. 2021 saw the Bronco re-emerge as a mid-sized SUV to much fanfare. Here’s your chance to own a piece of history, a 1966 Ford Bronco that’s reported to have undergone a full frame-off restoration. Coming from Florida, it’s got just five miles after the restoration, making it a wonderful time capsule. 23,776 units were sold in 1966, so here’s your chance to own one of them. What are you waiting for?
The first-generation Bronco was the brainchild of Ford’s Donald N. Frey, who also had a hand in the Mustang. Available as a two-door pickup, three-door SUV or roadster without doors, this 1966 Ford Bronco is a very practical yet compact three-door SUV that comes with a nice Wimbledon White paintjob. How compact is it? It comes in at just 151.5 inches, or 3.8 meters, making it shorter than many subcompact cars. It reportedly sports the original sheet metal and rolls on its original wheels which are wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler tires. It’s said to sport an early U15 Budd Corporation built tub, and an eyebrow grille. The lights are all new. The interior sports a black theme with body-colored dash. The original seats have been re-foamed and re-covered, and this example sports Vintage Air AC, electric wipers, and all-new trim. The switchgear and gauges are all in great shape, including the chromed window winders and interior door release handles.
The 1966 Bronco came with a range of four engines, comprising two straight sixes and two small-block V8s. This 1966 Ford Bronco sports a 170ci (2.8L) crate engine that drives all four wheels via a three-speed “three-on-the-tree” manual transmission and Dana transfer case with locking hubs. The engine put out around 105hp. The Bronco uses a box section body-on-frame layout. This example has received a 3.5 inch suspension lift, and a new American Autowire chassis harness.