Although a new revamped and thoroughly modernized version of the Ford Bronco was unveiled earlier this year, there’s no comparison to this traditional old-school 1972 first-generation Bronco. A car that won the hearts of many, the Ford Bronco was initially designed as a competitor to the CJ-5 Jeep. It helped pioneer the adoption of off-road and utilitarian vehicles by the public. However, it was later replaced with a more road-oriented version from the second generation. The first-generation Bronco remained in production for eleven years, with Ford seeing it fit to carry on development for a further six generations, making it one of Ford’s most well-known SUVs — arguably on par with Jeep’s Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender in terms of cult appeal. Although not in 100% original condition, this 1972 Ford Bronco could serve as a great base for either a full restoration or mind-blowing restomod.
When it comes to old-school cool, there’s something faintly rad about this open-top Bronco, which just begs for the Beach Boys to be played out on the pictured sound system. With checker-board metal plating and a 3-speed automatic transmission, there’s a lot of charm associated with this Bronco. This Ford Bronco features a bikini-roof and white interior. The exterior is matte black with contrasting white wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich tires.
This manually-selectable 4WD Bronco features Ford’s 302 ci small-block V8 — the top-of-the-line engine compared to the more common straight-six engines that many Ford Broncos used. Being of the more sort-after variety, the Ford Bronco V8 has large tuning potential and adds a lot to the appeal of this one.