1978 Ford Bronco
1978 Ford Bronco 4x4
- Fresh, Full Restoration
- 400 V8 with Automatic
- All Original Metal
-Two Tone Tan and Brown
- Stunning Example
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“1978 Ford Bronco Takes the SUV Out of the Dark Ages” –Car and Driver, January 1978
As part of its publicity run-up to the 2021 launch of the New Bronco, Ford Motor Company recently launched a Bronco-history site online. That resource explained: “Following its successful debut, Bronco sales reached record levels after the launch of the 2ndgeneration Bronco in 1978. The first two years of the larger and more luxurious Bronco were some of the most popular in the 30-year production run. Bronco shifted to a larger platform and body-style, sharing components with the F-Series truck while maintaining key off-road capabilities including maneuverability, and approach, departure, and break-over angles.”
The truck's two-tone tan-over-brown exterior paint was refinished during its recent restoration and looks factory-fresh, glossy and uniform across every original body panel. Similarly, chrome trim—including the grille, bumpers, mirrors, door handles, and body trim—is excellent. Factory-installed aluminum wheels are mounted with BFGoodrich Land Terrain white-letter tires. A Bronco-logo tan vinyl tire cover is present on the spare tire mounted on its swing-away rear carrier. Headlight, marker-light, directional signal light, and taillight lenses are all clear and un-cracked. Fiberglass rear-cargo-area roof is finished in brown.
Inside, restored upholstery in brown and tan covering the front bucket seats and the fold-down rear bench seat is without flaw. Brown door trim has also been re-done. Brown carpets cover the floors, including the entire rear cargo area, all of it not faded or worn. The drop-down tailgate is also carpeted. The tan fabric headliner is properly fitted and clean, as are the sun visors. Twin aftermarket pop-up sunroofs are properly fitted. The dashboard is complete and all factory instrumentation and controls—including heating and air-conditioning controls—are present and operational. A factory pushbutton AM radio is mounted. The steering wheel is stock, with a column-mounted automatic-transmission shifter. The four-wheel-drive transfer case lever is floor-mounted; manual lock-out hubs are installed on the truck's front axle.
Under the hood, the new 400 V8 engine is spotless. New components—including air-conditioning—are present and properly installed throughout in a well-detailed engine compartment. The truck's undercarriage is flawless, and shows absolutely no rust. The custom exhaust headers and dual-exhaust system are nicely showcased from below.
We expect and invite in-person inspection of this fully restored '78 Ford Bronco at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that you call or email us for an appointment in advance so that we can devote our full attention to you during your visit. Meanwhile, the more than 180 high-definition photographs of the car and the short walk-around-and-startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully represent the car's condition, but feel free to call or email with any questions.
Ready to turn back the clock to 1978 and enjoy the stylish, comfortable, 4-wheel-drive utility of a period Bronco restored to perfection? Look no further.