1972 Ford Bronco of Our Dreams Goes to Auction
Restomod SUV Perfect Blend of Old, New
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