Arizona | Lot 265
1971 Ford Bronco Custom
$70,000 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
17 January 2020
- High-performance 421 hp, 331 cu. in. V-8 built by Shelby Engine Company
- Freshly refurbished, rust-free original Bronco
- Equipped with new tires mounted on new Fuelie wheels
- Subtle raised stance with three-inch lift kit
The Ford Bronco, introduced in 1966, changed little over succeeding years, a testament to its excellent design and popularity. Tough, practical, and simple, the Bronco served a particular purpose and did so exceedingly well. The Bronco’s reputation took off quickly and soon became one of Jeep’s biggest competitors. This first-generation small four-wheel-drive vehicle developed a loyal following, allowing it to remain in production up until the 1977 model year. With classic styling, easy access to parts, off-road versatility, and a rugged reputation, these early Broncos are treasured by enthusiasts and collectors more than ever.
This high-quality Bronco was custom-built for a collector of Shelby models that wanted a very special utility vehicle to accompany his car collection. To that end, this classic Bronco is fitted with a high-performance 331-cubic-inch engine topped with a Holley four-barrel carburetor. Built by the Carroll Shelby Engine Company, this custom-built Ford small block delivers an impressive 421 horsepower. Paired to the engine is a three-speed manual transmission and a four-wheel-drive transfer case that transmits power to the front and rear wheels. Fully refurbished and highly detailed, the Bronco rides on a new set of tires mounted to a set of Fuelie wheels. Since completion it has only been driven ten miles.
Ford Broncos are not only difficult to find in restorable condition, but to find one at this level of quality is near impossible. Ready for off-road adventures or stylish cruising, this unique and attractive vintage Bronco is truly exceptional on every level.