1971 Ford Bronco All Stock 302 on 2040-cars
Joshua Tree, California, United States
Up for sale is my beloved 1971 Bronco. It's all stock, no modifications, and no rust. It's got the original rebuilt 302 engine, as well as a rebuilt transmission, which I had done about 7 years ago. I also put on new tires at the time, but I got sidetracked on several large projects, so it's really not been driven since then. It might have had 50 miles put on the tires, tranny, and engine since then. It has the original top, which is not shown, but I can provide photos if needed. The interior needs to be redone, as the upholstery is totally redone, but seats are all there. All the gauges are intact and functioning. Someone stole the distributor, but I can have another one put on. I bought it from West Coast Broncos in Yucca Valley, California, about 12 years ago, and they can perform any work needed to get it ship-shape (they're about 12 miles away from here. The truck is located in Joshua Tree. It's always been a desert truck, thus the lack of rust. It's a really cool truck, and always got compliments whenever it was driven. It's also been used in a few commercials, music videos, and print ads.
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