Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: 4wd
Exterior Color: Blue
Williamston, South Carolina, United States
This is a rare, beautiful, rust free, documented one owner, original 1976 Ford Bronco with A1 original title.
The Bronco was purchased new, January 31, 1976, from Holder Grant Ford in Pickens, SC. In addition to the 302 V8 power plant, this '76 has power steering, power disc brakes, and auxillary fuel tank. It has many upgraded trim features, all installed from the dealership, which included the following:
The owner also added a few period correct items, such as:
This Bronco has never been off road. It has been meticulously maintained by its original owner, but now at 84 years of age he has decided that he can no longer keep it up. He would now like for someone else to have the opportunity to enjoy, it as he has.
It has been gargaged for its entire 37 years of life. That is displayed in its very straight and rust free body. The only blemish to the Bronco's exterior is one dent that is located on the top at the rear of the vehicle (see photos).
The history of this Bronco is very well documented with SC state inspection stickers from 1977 on. It also has the hard plastic warranty card and other documentation that came with its initial purchase (see photos).
The truck runs and drives great, and the tires are in like new condition.
As you can see from all the photos, this is a beautiful, original Bronco inside and out. It has no spray paint cover-ups on its frame or engine. The photos depict how the Bronco really is without any tricks form a detail shop.
I cannot emphasize enough how well kept this truck is. It is a true survivor of its time so don't miss the chance to own a piece of Ford automotive history.
I reserve the right to end the auction early because it is also for sale locally.
Email me with any questions you may have. Thanks for looking.
Ford has gone all-in on its efforts to offer most of its new vehicles with a fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine, but the automaker is reportedly preparing to take another big step toward improving vehicle efficiency. Automotive News is reporting that Ford will soon expand the availability of start-stop technology, which was first offered - presumably the first non-hybrid vehicle, that is - on the 2013 Fusion (equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine) as a $295 option.
The benefit of start-stop is reduced fuel consumption as it shuts the engine off at long stops, and AN quotes Ford as saying that drivers can save more than $1,000 on fuel costs over five years. Despite this, the option hasn't been popular on the Fusion thus far, but it could be more beneficial on bigger vehicles like the F-150. Ford also said that the next-gen Edge, which was previewed in concept form at the LA Auto Show, will be equipped with auto start-stop to help make the EcoBoost engines even more efficient.
Feast your eyes on a masterpiece. This is Steve Strope's Ford Mustang in the classic fastback bodystyle, and as you'll notice, it sports the signature colors of Martini Racing, a livery that's as legendary as any Gulf Racing-styled car. But the red, white and blues of the Martini stripe down this Mustang's middle tell only a very small part of the story, in the latest video from Petrolicious.
What would you guess is under the hood? A 289-cubic-inch V8? Maybe a 302, or some absurd Ford crate engine? Maybe Strope went all Tokyo Drift - he's actually responsible for the "Hammer" Plymouth Satellite driven by Vin Diesel at the end of the movie - and found an RB26DETT to drop into the pony car? You'd be wrong on all counts.
This mad, mad man somehow finagled a Ford-Lotus engine from a 1966 Indianapolis 500 car into the Mustang's engine bay. Yes, a Mustang with an engine designed for a 160-mile-per-hour, open-wheel racecar. That's like someone in 40 years dropping McLaren's 2.4-liter V8 from the MP4-28 into a Scion FR-S. It'd just make a monster.
It's only been a couple of years since Ford rolled out the current Fusion, but if these spy shots are anything to go by, it's already planning what appears to be a substantial update for the mid-size sedan.
According to our paparazzi on the ground, the new Fusion is being prepared for launch late in 2016 or early 2017. Although heavily camouflaged to keep it from prying eyes such as ours, it appears that the updated Fusion will tone down the Aston Martin-style grille, ditch the small corner window with revised front side glass and tweak the vehicle's overall shape. But there's more to the new Fusion than a styling adjustment, and our spy photographers have caught a glimpse inside and taken us along.
Apparently the new Fusion is to get a completely overhauled interior with soft-touch surfaces and matte wood trim to make it seem more upscale. There's an all-new rotary gear selector (like you'd find on a Jaguar, for example) hinting at the implementation of a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The prototype appears to be packing the Microsoft SYNC system, suggesting that the new Blackberry QNX system isn't ready quite yet - though that doesn't necessarily mean it won't be ready by the time the new Fusion is.