Ford Motor Company has just given Gateway a license to build old first-generation Broncos. The company has been restoring old Broncos for years. This is the first time Ford Motor Company has granted a company a license to build the iconic Bronco from the ground up. Gateway’s license covers model years 1966-1977 under the NHSTA Low Volume Manufacturers Act of 2015, which allows manufacturers to produce a limited number of vehicles annually within a specific regulatory system. Gateway has three models to choose from. The Broncos will keep the original styling with upgraded modern suspension. A Ford Coyote 5.0L V-8 engine with six-speed automatic transmission will be installed in all three models.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Ford Motor Company and consider this license agreement a tremendous privilege,” said Seth Burgett, CEO of Gateway Bronco. “We will work diligently to serve and protect the Ford brand. Our proprietary, exclusive solutions to re-condition and manufacture the first-generation Ford Bronco has led to incredible growth of our company. Deepening our relationship with Ford will help us better serve our customers who want the ultimate classic Ford Bronco with modern performance.”
The license agreement comes on the heels of Ford revealing the new 2020 Bronco. If you want a Gateway Bronco, plan on shelling out some serious cash. Pricing is expected to be between $120,000 to $180,000, depending on the options you put into your new old Bronco!