1968 Ford Bronco

$49,900

1968 Ford Bronco
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Body Color
Black
Stock
21KCC180
Vin
U15NLC64837
Miles
94,160
Engine Size
289 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Body Color
Black
Stock
21KCC180
Vin
U15NLC64837
Miles
94,160
Engine Size
289 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual

289 Pickup

Black
Black
289 V8
3 Speed Manual

1968 Ford Bronco 2-Door Pickup 4x4

- Black with Gray Interior
- 289 V8
- 3 on the Tree
- Four Wheel Drive
- Classic Ford

(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1968 Ford Bronco on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the truck due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 135 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)

“Find the best-condition Bronco you can find in your price range and enjoy the ride.” -Hagerty Ford Bronco Buyer's Guide

The people at Hagerty supplied some Bronco history: “There's no doubt that Ford product manager Donald Frey and Lee Iacocca wanted a piece of the action that Jeep and International Harvester were enjoying with the CJ-5 and Scout 80, which together sold over 30,000 units a year combined. Not to mention Ford was no stranger to the concept, as they built over 270,000 Jeeps during WWII.... Ford was hungry for a piece of the sport-utility pie.”

“… the production version that launched on August 11, 1966 solved every one of the competition's shortcomings. The 92-inch wheelbase is shorter than that of both competitors, enough to achieve a 33.6-foot turning radius—three feet smaller than the CJ-5 and a staggering 9.5 feet smaller than the Scout 80. The Bronco also used a much more sophisticated 'Mono-Beam' front suspension with coil springs and radius rods up front, offering a smoother ride and allowing the wheels to turn more effectively. The setup includes a one-inch diameter track bar for lateral stability. And at 57.4 inches, the Bronco had a track four inches wider than the CJ, plus better brakes, with 11-inch drums up front and 10-inch drums in the rear.”

And for 1968: “A handful of mechanical changes marked the 1968 model year. A new replaceable, dry air filter replaced the oil-bath unit, and free-wheeling lockout hubs became standard. The disappearing button on the transfer case T-handle made a triumphant reappearance for '68. There were a few design revisions, too. New side marker lights were incorporated on the lower front fender, with amber lenses. The interior door handles were revised from a pull-up style to a recessed flipper, for both aesthetic and safety reasons. The option list grew by one item: a new swing-away spare tire carrier, which freed up a significant amount of space in the cargo area.”

Offered here is a 1968 Ford Bronco 4-wheel-drive half-cab model in black over gray. The truck's odometer currently shows 94,160 miles, or fewer than 1,800 miles per-year on average since new. Nicely refreshed without altering its original character, this Bronco is a first-generation survivor.

The non-metallic black exterior paint was professionally applied and the uniformly glossy finish demonstrates the skill-level involved. All panels, as well as door jambs, cargo area, (“Ford”-embossed) tailgate, and top are properly painted. A red pinstripe runs the length of the side panels highlighting the body design. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Correct, bare-metal-finish bumpers are mounted, and they are free of impact dents. Chrome headlight, taillight, door handles, and simple front trim (surrounding the blacked-out grille) shows well. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear. Factory badging—including the red-trimmed F-O-R-D grille lettering, “Sport Bronco” fender emblems, and “289” engine badges—are properly in place. Factory 16-inch steel wheels are mounted with Corsa® M&S-rated tires. Original full, red-trimmed wheel covers are installed.

Inside, the color theme is black metal with soft gray fabric accompaniment. Door panels feature vertically pleated gray fabric inserts in excellent, unmarred condition. The same very well-kept, tweed-finish, gray pleated fabric (trimmed with black vinyl) covers the bench seat. A simple black steering wheel, with Ford-script-logo center emblem frames the equally straightforward instrument cluster and gray-painted insert running the width of the otherwise black dash. The shift lever for the three-speed automatic transmission is mounted on the steering column while the t-shift lever operates the floor-mounted 4-wheel-drive transfer-case selector.

Under the hood, the Bronco's original 289-cubic-inch V8--with its engine block properly painted Ford-blue—occupies a clean but not overly detailed engine bay. All components appear properly mounted, and all hoses and wiring correctly routed. Light surface rust is present on some untreated original metal. In the same fashion, when viewed from below, the chassis is straight and complete.

The Bronco's original identification tag remains riveted in place.

While the more than 135 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '68 Bronco in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

The strong demand for first-generation Broncos represents a surge in interest for the simplicity of design and rugged good looks these trucks offer. In addition to its “investment potential,” this black Bronco half-cab has even more potential for lots of "return on investment" in the form of fun trips out on forest trails, sandy beaches, and snowy winter roads.

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