About This Vehicle
- Odometer: 4250
- Engine: 302 V8
- Body Style: Convertible
- Transmission: Automatic
- Exterior Color: Synergy Green Metallic
- Interior Color: Parchment
- VIN: U15GLT87715
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME, SHOW QUALITY, NEAR FLAWLESS, FRAME OFF RESTORED,1974 FORD BRONCO… 302 V8, AUTOMATIC, LOADED WITH POWER STEERING, POWER DISC BRAKES, 4″ SUSPENSION LIFT, CUSTOM TOUCHES…READY TO SHOW AND GO!!
I know this gorgeous Green Machine quite well as this is the 3rd time I have had it in the past 4 years. The first guy I sold it to thought it was simply too nice to drive and he was afraid his kids would scratch or ding It in the garage so he asked me to sell it for him which I did. I sold it to a local gentleman who then actually purchased a second Bronco from me. He drove this one and enjoyed it quite a bit but then realized having 2 sweet lifted Broncos was silly so he decided to keep the manual transmission one and sell this one to a gentleman in Virginia about 2 years ago. This gentleman loved this Bronco and he and his wife had lots of fun on sunny day drives with it. About a year ago he bought a Porsche 356 Speedster from me and the Bronco was not seeing enough use so he asked if I would find a new home for it. So, here it is again, in near flawless condition just as I sold it 4 years ago ready for the next lucky owner…maybe you???!!!! It is truly one of the nicest I have had and drives absolutely beautifully especially compared to most lifted Broncos.
This Synergy Green Metallic 1974 Ford Bronco is believed to have lived most, if not all, of its life in Northern California and was treated to a very high quality, professional, frame off restoration that was completed about 6 years ago and only driven about 4025 miles since the completion. I have now owned over 100 Early Bronco Classics and can easily state that this beauty is one of the finest ones I have owned. Not only does it rate extremely high when it comes to cosmetic quality and condition but it also one of the best running and driving, lifted Broncos I have had the pleasure of owning. I have personally driven this Bronco about 100 miles. The folks that did the restoration built it to drive and enjoy but also wanted a show winning finish and quality. As you will see in the pics that follow, the body and paint on this ’74 Bronco are truly outstanding.
The paint is show quality and I do not throw that phrase around loosely and of course everyone has their own idea of what constitutes show quality. I am confident that even the pickiest of buyers will agree with me on the quality of the paint job that was done. The color really stands out and is a modern color called Synergy Green.. While it is not an original color, to me it is a modern twist on the lime green metallic colored used back in the day. As previously mentioned this was a frame-off restoration and I was told the body was essentially rust free. Body panels are extremely straight and overall body panel fit is excellent. Accenting the glistening green metallic are some great black accents on the hood, tailgate and fender flares. Door handles are done in black chrome. An awesome set of modern FJ Cruiser side view mirrors were installed that really fit the look of this Bronco well and are far superior in functionality than the original chrome sideview mirror. Front grill area is painted silver and has the red FORD letters. All of the glass looks new and windows roll up and down nicely. A family style Roll cage was painted to match the truck and installed. A full soft top was also installed with tinted, zip out windows. I find this is a great way to go as it gives you the option of an open air Bronco, or completely fold down the top, but also you can easily seal things up with the tinted zip out windows installed when needed. Of course you could add a hard top if needed but I find that the way to enjoy these early Bronco classics is with the fresh air flowing and sun in your face. Overall the body and paint are truly near flawless although there are probably a couple of very tiny rock chips from being driven since the restoration. This is definitely a Bronco that will win its share of trophies and both large and small shows if that is what you enjoy.
Complimenting the glistening Synergy Green metallic exterior is a beautiful and classic correct Parchment white interior. Original front bucket seats and original rear bench seat have been recovered and look close to new. Seat belts for all passengers, with 3-point belts attached to the roll bar for front passengers. Brand new dash pad, carpet kit and rear interior panels really finish out the interior beautifully. A great set of Bronco signature sill plates welcome driver and passenger upon entry. Factory gauge cluster was rebuilt and updated with a white and black face. All of the electronics and gauges appear to be functioning correctly although the fuel gauge has been working on and off but we will try to address that before it leaves us. Both the main and auxiliary fuel tanks function correctly with the correct switches under the driver seat and on the dash. The original radio is no longer in place and there must have been an aftermarket stereo put in at some point that was removed. We added a nice insert that gives you cup holders and a little storage and also added a center console which is the ideal place to put an updated stereo if desired. That is about the only thing left to do in my opinion. The complete interior floors were lined in a color matched bed lining material that you can see on the rear wheel wells. Very nice Lecarra steering wheel and the original 4wd shifter was updated with the twin stick shifters from Toms Bronco Parts. rearview mirror was also updated with a nicer one with functioning map lights. Rear tailgate functions great. Overall the interior is also show quality and very comfortable.
As nice as this Bronco looks both inside and out, it truly runs and drives as good if not better!!! This is not easily said with most Classic Broncos that are on the market and if you have not seen or driven any in person let me caution you to be very careful. Those of you who have, know what I am referring to as these old Broncos can be a handful to drive if they are not done professionally. No worries with this one!!!! At the time of restoration the 302 V8 motor was pulled and completely rebuilt, bored .30 over and a nice, fairly stock comp cam was added. Edelbrock intake and carburetor and a nice set of Bronco unscripted valve covers were added. A complete new wire harness was installed with upgraded headlights. Aluminum radiator keeps this baby running cool. Great oil pressure from the rebuilt motor that fires right up and breathes out a great set of Hooker headers and back through the dual exhaust with a nice throaty tone but not too loud. Very smooth shifting automatic transmission was completely rebuilt as well as Dana 20 transfer case. Dana 44 open front with original locking warn hubs. Drive shafts were professionally rebuilt and this Bronco has an awesome stance thanks to the 4″ suspension lift. Pro Comp Es1000 shocks all the way around. 9″ Posi rear end was rebuilt. All new ball joints and tie rod ends. This Bronco steers amazingly compared to most thanks to new power steering pump, box and hoses. Stopping is also a pleasure thanks to the new power front disc brake set up and booster. This Bronco tracks straight and true and is riding on a brand new set of BFG All Terrain KO2 33×12.5×15’s wrapped around a brand new set of American Racing Baja aluminum wheels. The hood has the updated gas struts for easy opening and closing. As you will see the engine bay is nicely detailed out and looks fantastic. Floorpans are rock solid and the undercarriage has been nicely detailed out as well. You could place mirrors under this one at the shows to show off how nice it looks!! But seriously, forgetting about how nice it looks, it truly is a pleasure to drive!!! Make sure you watch the video that follows to hear it start up and running.
HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO SO YOU CAN HEAR THIS BEAUTIFUL BRONCO START UP AND RUNNING (CLICK THE ARROW TO START):