1968 Ford Bronco


1968 Ford Bronco
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Body Color
Engine Size
351ci Ford Crate V8
Transmission Type
C4 Automatic
Body Color
Engine Size
351ci Ford Crate V8
Transmission Type
C4 Automatic

Fresh Restoration

351ci Ford Crate V8
C4 Automatic

1968 Ford Bronco

- Fresh Restoration
- Top Class Components
- Brand New Ford Crate Motor
- Less than 100 Miles Since Completed
- Turn Key and Ready For a New Home
- Finished in November 2021
- Full Spec List at End of Listing

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“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.”

Offered here is a 1968 Ford Bronco 4-wheel-drive model in black over black-and-white. The truck has been comprehensively and professionally restored and upgraded on every measure; a full and complete body-off process. The addition of top-quality components not available (or even imagined) when the Bronco was first manufactured, and new, crate-engine Ford-Performance power all executed at the highest level resulted in this stellar build: Original aesthetics meet exceptional 21st Century roadworthiness and off-road capability. (Please refer to the accompanying comprehensive list of performance and component upgrades.) Only 87 miles have been added to the Bronco since the build was completed in November 2021.

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, and (“Ford”-embossed) tailgate are properly painted. There are no dents, dings, or other damage on any sheet metal. (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.) The black soft top is new and properly fitted. Black, tubular-steel, custom bumpers are mounted, and they are free of impact dents or other scars. Chrome headlight, taillight, door handles, and simple front trim (surrounding the correct, silver-painted grille) shows well. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear. Factory badging—including the red-trimmed F-O-R-D grille chrome lettering, “Sport Bronco” fender emblems, and correctly upgraded “351” engine badges—are properly in place. Mickey Thompson® Indy-101-style, 15-inch, 5-spoke, polished aluminum rims are mounted with new 35x12.50LT Pro Comp tires.

Inside, the color theme is black metal with white accompaniment on the properly reupholstered original seats (front buckets and rear bench) and dash panel. Lap and shoulder belts are installed at every seating position. Door panels include white inserts. Rollover protection is mounted in the cargo area, and the floors and tailgate are treated with black, non-slip coating. The dash cleverly incorporates digital gauges without altering the vintage look. A new-old-stock Ford radio is mounted in the factory-radio location. The custom shift lever for the C4 automatic transmission is mounted on the floor alongside the 4-wheel-drive transfer-case selector.

Under the hood, the Bronco's new power comes from a professionally installed, 351-cubic-inch, Ford Motorsport crate V8 with 4-barrel Holley® carburetor. A host of upgraded performance and reliability-related components (listed nearby) complete a spotless engine bay. Viewed from below, the “spotless” theme continues. A host of visual focal points include the 3.5-inch lift kit components, coil-over suspension, new brakes, full dual-exhaust, and more. There is no rust.

The Bronco's original “U” identification tag remains in place.

While the more than 155 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. The added appeal of expertly upgraded performance, second-to-none restoration quality, and respectful renewal of the Original Bronco features makes this black beauty a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Build Specs:
• 351 Ford Motorsport crate V8 engine 4v Holley Carb
• 3 ½” suspension lift with soft ride Deaver springs
• Dual Exhaust with Magna Flow Mufflers
• Dana 44 front axle 4:11 gears with limited slip and chromoly axles
• Ford 9” rear axle 4:11 gears with limited slip
• C4 auto transmission with large capacity aluminum oil pan
• Rebuilt OEM quick ratio Power steering
• Power front disc brakes drum brakes in the rear
• 35x12.50x15 Pro Comp Tires New
• 15x8 Indy 101 style Micky Thompson polished aluminum rims
• 4-point roll cage with 3-point shoulder belts
• Fenders flares front and rear
• Black Soft top with zip out windows
• Synchronizer electric wipers
• Bronco “Sport” grille trim
• Pre-runner style bumpers front and rear
• Warn 8000 lb winch
• NOS factory Ford AM radio (no speaker or antenna)
• Urethane bedliner front to back and under the dash and underbody
• High flow aluminum radiator
• Billet aluminum pulleys
• New electrical harness front to back and under dash
• Dakota Digital Dash Cluster
• Tie rod over conversion
• Fiberglass raised hood
• 130 amp alternator
• Lokar floor shifter
• Twin Stick transfer case

New Parts and Restoration Details
• Engine completely new Ford Motorsport crate engine.
• Body off restoration done on a rotisserie everything was completely removed and rebuilt.
• New Engine components external; alternator, fuel pump, water pump, power steering pump, belts, hoses, thermostat, distributor, plugs, wires, carburetor, fuel line, sending units temp and oil, air cleaner, battery and cables, starter, starter solenoid.
• Transmission rebuilt by local shop.
• New Neutral safety switch in Lokar Shifter
• OEM auto steering column rebuilt with new bushings, indictor, lever handle and signal switch and steering shaft.
• New drivelines front and rear
• New axle bearings and seals front and rear
• New front and rear brakes
• Transfer case completely rebuilt new bearing and seals
• Power disc brake conversion is new along with new spindles and wheel hardware
• New Power steering pump and lines
• Power steering box reconditioned
• New shocks front and rear
• New urethane body mounts
• New dual exhaust
• New American Autowire harness for a Bronco installed.
• OEM seat frames assembled with new foam and OEM style upholstery.
• New soft top
• 4 point roll cage.
• Dash was removed from the Bronco for restoration, painted Wimbledon white paint and reassembled. New dash items include wiper switch, headlight switch, radio, glovebox liner, dash knobs and dash pad.
• New body panels include hood, fenders, rocker panels and front floors.
• New door seals, New windshield, window seal, door track felt and hardware.
• New fender flares
• New fuel tank, steel line, sending unit and fuel bump.
• Heater box rebuilt with new heater core and control valve
• New grille chrome, door mirrors, door handles, fender scripts and body chrome.
• New body fasteners and hardware

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