The “Restomod” concept is very common but, at the same time, very hard to get just right. The idea of adding modern features and technology to a classic vehicle has great appeal, but proper execution is critical. If done poorly, it’s a wince-inducing kludge of trying to force a modern square peg into an antique round hole. However, when it’s done right, it’s a thing of beauty, and this restoration of a 1972 Ford Bronco is about as good as it gets. The frame-off restoration was performed by Harris Custom Offroad in West Plains, Missouri. The drool-worthy 4x4 is going to auction at Mecum Auctions’ Dallas event being held on November 2-5.
Among the hardware highlights are a 302ci V-8 bored .030 over and stuffed with an RV cam for more torque and better manners, an NV3550 five-speed manual, twin-stick transfer case, and four-wheel power disc brakes. Other upgrades include a six-point roll cage, three-point seatbelts, a TBP 2.5-inch suspension lift, 23-gallon custom fuel tank, Bluetooth radio, ProCar front leather bucket seats, a Rhino-lined floorpan, and custom front bumper with an integrated winch. The estimated auction price is between $40,000 and $60,000. While that sum is hardly cheap, the cleanliness and thoroughness of this restoration makes it almost seem like a bargain.
Source: Mecum Auctions