1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT
$59,900VEHICLES SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Big Red Bronco
1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT
- 351ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Red and White Exterior
- Red Interior
- 37k Miles Shown
Shifting to a larger platform and sharing body-style components with the F-Series, the second-generation Bronco debuted in 1978. The first two years of this larger and more luxurious Bronco were some of the most popular in the namesakes 30-year production run. With key off-road capabilities including maneuverability and things such as approach, departure and breakover angles, the sales of this generation of Bronco reach record levels short after its launch. The introduction of the 1978 Bronco was heralded in many off-road publications and received many awards. Touted in ads as the “first 4-wheeler that puts it all together.”
The second-generation Bronco upped its toughness game from the previous model by including off-road-ready optional features like dual shocks for the front suspension, heavy-duty rear shocks as well as front and rear sway bars to improve ride and handling. In addition to mechanical advancements, these Broncos offered new exterior styling with a wide assortment of bold two-tone paint treatments and a fiberglass top creating a ruggedly handsome physique. Available Custom or Ranger XLT Broncos included the Free-Wheeling package which included tri-color striping, black front and rear bumpers, low-mount side mirrors and optional painted spoke steel wheels.
Highlighted here is an original 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT that is displayed with a two-tone red and white paint scheme. Being noted as being unrestored and untouched, other than the wheels, you can tell that this truck has been garaged and expertly maintained. The paint shines with all the luster of being new and is quite impressive for being original. All trim, moldings, and exterior chrome shine beautifully with no visible dulling or pitting. Although not being original, the chrome wheels offset the two-tone paint nicely and are also in excellent condition.
The all-red interior is exactly what you would expect from the late 70s, with striped inserts on the front bucket seats and rear bench seat. Noting just over 37k miles on the odometer, the interior shows this lack of road wear and has been very well kept. The only points of concern might be a slight rip on the drivers bucket seat and minor discolorations on the carpeting from what looks like sun exposure. The burlwood dash inserts and chrome bezels are in superb shape as well.
Powered by a 351ci V8 paired with an automatic transmission, this 4x4 truck is meant for the road. Completely stock under the hood and with an undercarriage/frame just as solid, I can only imagine that this truck has no problem getting started and is in well working order.
Lovingly known among collectors as the “Big” Bronco, this 1979 model lives up to this larger-than-life stature. With all the capability of a large truck and the additional passenger room of a sedan, this Bronco is the best of both worlds. If it were me, I would grab some friends, crank up the tunes, remove the top and head towards the beach for a day of adventure and fun. We hope that the next owner of this truck does the same. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thank you for looking.