1975 Ford Bronco
- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 351ci V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 351ci V8
- Transmission Type
Off Road Ready
1975 Ford Bronco Sport
- Lifted and Ready for Off-Roading
- 351ci V8 with Automatic Transmission
- Power Steering and Power Brakes
- Air Compressor
- Oversized Tires
- Upgraded Cam
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“Bronco's the sure-footed way to get wherever you want to go.” - Ford Bronco 1970s dealer brochure
The brochure writers continued: “Bronco's built to go… through snow, mud or shifting sands, up ground that's too rough for anything but the toughest. Bronco's four-wheel drive gives you the traction! Big Six or V-8 engines give you the power! Underneath, Bronco has lots of ground clearance and a tough, protected underside. Wide-track Mono-Beam front suspension makes Bronco stable on hillsides, smooth riding, and easy handling no matter where you go to work or play!”
The brochure language was pretty appealing back in the day, and in a way, that timeless appeal helps explain Ford's decision to re-launch the new Bronco some 50 years later.
Offered here is a fully restored, upgraded, and off-road-ready '75 Bronco refinished in medium-blue metallic over black. Needless to say, the popularity of first-generation Broncos has surged dramatically in recent years. The result has been a booming business in restorations. The '75 Bronco offered here was treated to a comprehensive professional restoration with an aim of returning it to off-road-ready status, and the result is an exceptional build ready for its next owner's adventures.
On the exterior, the medium-blue-metallic paint—a terrific choice—has been professionally applied; the finish is uniformly glossy and free of even a hint of wear or damage. Doors have been removed and door jambs “armored” with diamond-plate-style panels (with matching side-entry-assist steps as well). Added fiberglass fender flares and a hood scoop are perfectly incorporated and properly painted. The front grille is painted black with correct chrome F-O-R-D lettering. (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.) A pull-over fabric panel covers the front occupants. “Ford” identification is embossed and offset on the tailgate. Proper “Bronco” side emblems are in place. Matte-black “pipe” bumpers are installed in front with twin Hella® driving lights added; rear bumper is similarly finished angular-bar style. All lighting lenses are clear; windshield glass is free of any imperfections. Polished alloy, 10-opening, 15-inch wheels (with front locking hubs) are mounted with BFGoodrich® Radial Mud Terrain T/A 35x7LT raised-white-letter tires.
The truck's interior has been refreshed and upgraded for off-roading while selectively retaining original switchgear and finishes for authenticity. A full roll cage is installed. Dash top and trim, the large left-offset speedometer, the simple dash-mounted switches, and the distressed original-finish dashboard (with added partial diamond-plate insert) all carry the stock look perfectly. A matte-black Grant® GT 4-spoke steering wheel is mounted with a SunPro® tachometer added to the steering column. Three SunPro system-monitoring gauges have been mounted and a Clarion® audio head unit replaced the factory radio. Newer, well-bolstered, high-back black bucket seats are mounted in front with a foldable bench in back. The upgraded shifter for the automatic transmission is mounted on the floor next to the original transfer-case 4WD selector. The Bronco is equipped with power steering and power brakes. The cargo area includes a fixed storage box for equipment and spares.
Underneath the hood, the Ford 351-cubic-inch V8 (with upgraded cam) wears finned “351 Powered by Ford”-embossed valve covers and an open-sided chrome air-cleaner cover. Braided-steel fuel lines are installed. All components are properly installed and organized, and the engine bay is clean. Underneath the Bronco, the lifted suspension system, steering system, added protective plating, compressed-air tanks, and dual-exhaust system are equally impressive and properly installed; most components and underbody panels have been treated with rust-inhibiting coating.
The Bronco's original VIN tag is still riveted to the body. Soft-panel doors and hardware are included in the sale.
While the more than 125 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '75 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.
There's no question that concours-level, first-generation-Bronco restorations are now common in the market. But the appeal of a Bronco properly set up for one of its original intended uses, namely off-roading, is arguably a more appropriate and way more fun presentation of these classic trucks.