For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Original beige
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: rear wheel
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Exterior Color: Dark Blue Metallic
Creedmoor, North Carolina, United States
This Bronco was originally owned by a friend of my father. My first trip four wheeling in it was when I was about 10 years old. That was about 34 years ago and I fell in love with the truck. He finally sold it to me in 1998. It was a rough old duck hunting vehicle then. I spent about 5 years and every dime I had restoring it according to my wife. It's been done about 3 years. I have receipts over $40,000.00 from all the usual places you go for Bronco's. It was painted on rotisirre and the underside looks just like the top side. The chassis was completely disassembled and everything was powder coated, axles and all.It's got hydroboost brakes with disc up front. I did new power steering, gear box and all that. It has new oversized fuel tank assembly. Most importanly I keep hearing everyone say Foose is doing a Bronco with steel welded in rear fender opening. I am proud to say I beat him by 4 years. We welded in arches from another pair of stock front fenders so they's match front to rear. The cobra jet style hood scoop is all steel too. It was originally done becasue I thought I would need air cleaner clearance but the hood retains it's original structure underneath. There was heat and sound deadening material done under floor rubber and headliner. The Weld Wheels were "one off" when I ordered them but there may be more in existence now. They weren't custom for me but there was only the prototype in existance when they made these. I love the ole bullet holes but wanted to be original. I don't think a lot of the new Ghetto wheels work on an Early either. The motor was completely rebuilt. Nothing special, pretty big hydraulic cam and some bolt ons as you can see. Hit me with your questions as I'm sure I've forgotten plenty. And if Alan Jackson is reading this please buy it and remake the "Drive" video. That's my story too.
Every pickup truck commercial has the brand trying to convince us that its model is the biggest, brawniest vehicle on the block. But Ford and Ram appear ready to really throw down the gauntlet and scrap over the towing figures for their heavy-duty models, and it could potentially end up in court.
The issue revolves around what it means to be best in class. Ford claims that its 2015 F-450 (pictured above) has a max tow rating of 31,200 pounds, compared to 30,000 pounds for the Ram 3500 (right). However, both companies market these heavy haulers as having the top towing in their class. According to Automotive News, Ford is threatening legal action if Ram doesn't back down.
The situation isn't as simple as just comparing the numbers, though. First, the two companies calculate their towing capacities differently. Ram adheres to the SAE J2807 rating, while Ford uses its own internal system. Although, as the company introduces new models, they are certified using the SAE standard. "When an all-new F-Series Super Duty is introduced, it also will use SAE J2807," said Ford to Autoblog in an emailed statement.
Here's a Pro Tip for all you would-be classic car investors out there: buy Ferraris. With the Pebble Beach festivities kicking off this week, including any number high end car auctions, we thought it would be entertaining to compile a list of some to the most expensive cars ever sold with the bang of a gavel. Trouble is, once you get past the splendor of everyone's favorite Italian sports car maker, that list is pretty boring.
Ferrari dominates the all-time auction sales list; seven of the top ten most expensive cars sold wear the Cavallino Rampante badge, as well as more than half of the top fifty. Sure, a nearly $30-million Mercedes-Benz W196 racecar might be the new top dog as of last year, but it's even possible that Ferrari could take that title back in Monterey this weekend. Long story short: we think a list of the most expensive American cars ever sold at auction is a lot more entertaining to read. Hell, our list has a friggin' Batmobile on it, how can it go wrong?
Follow on below for the top ten cars that are red, white, blue and a whole lot of green.
After wrapping up the first day of the 2012 SEMA Show, organizers handed out awards for some of the trendiest vehicles on display. Since the whole point of SEMA is to show off new products available in the aftermarket world for use in cars, trucks and SUVs, each year, the show distinguishes the most popular vehicle in various segments. Not surprisingly, this year's Hottest Car and Hottest Sport Compact are the Ford Mustang and Scion FR-S, respectively, while the Ford F-Series brought home the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler was named the Hottest 4x4-SUV.
More than 2,000 companies are at this year's show, and the display booths represents a "vote" for each car to determing the trendiest vehicles in each of the four categories. It isn't clear if these awards also take cars brought by OEMs into account, but the Mustang and FR-S were definitely well represented by both OEM and aftermarket show versions.
As usual, the OEMs showed up in force at the this year's SEMA Show exhibiting a variety of cars ranging from production-intent cars like the beastly Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to much flashier rides like Scion's Carbon Stealth FR-S.