1969 Ford Bronco With 5-Speed and Off-Road Upgrades at Barrett-Jackson
There’s more to this early Bronco than just a pretty paint job.
The Barrett-Jackson July 2020 online auction keeps chugging along. Several of the vehicles being sold at auction are reaching their reserve and have been sold, but we spotted this clean 1969 Ford Bronco sold as Lot 106, for which the bidding was still active. Yeah, it's got a really nice crystal granite paintjob with red accents. And yes, the interior is nicely done in a mix of red and black seat covers over a black liner protecting the inside of the tub. But the mechanical parts of this build are what we key in on.
Under the hood is a Ford Motorsports 302 crate engine featuring Ford's excellent e303 hydraulic roller camshaft, which delivers a great mix of horsepower, torque, and drivability. Backing the estimated 340 horsepower is a smooth-shifting NV3550 five-speed manual transmission. The NV3550 is well up to the power handling capabilities, features a 4.01:1 first gear ratio, and will let the Bronco cruise easily at freeway speeds thanks to its 0.78:1 fifth gear. Splitting the power to the Dana 44 front and Ford 9-inch rear axles is the original Dana 20 T-case which has been treated to a twin-stick shifter.
Finishing off this clean build is an eight-point rollcage a Vintage Air A/C system, six-way power front seats, Hanson off-road bumpers, and more that's all listed on Barrett-Jackson's website. If you're interested, you'd better hop on the stick and place your bid before it's gone.
If you're in the market or just want to follow the bidding, you can watch this auction along with all the Barrett-Jackson Online Only July 2020 Collector Car Auction here.