As soon as you set eyes on this 1972 Ford Bronco with a Shelby V8, you'll want it
More power than modern-day Broncos
The old-school Ford Bronco seems to have something that brings out the artist in people. Some design unusual rat-rod renders based on it while others decide to get one resto-modded. This beautiful example belongs to the latter category and its about to go under the hammer!
Popular auction website RM Sotheby’s is hosting an auction for this 1972 Ford Bronco Custom on January the 22nd. The website estimates the final bid will hover around the $150,000 mark and there’s a good reason for it - the snake that lies under the hood.
It gets powered by a 331-cubic-inch V8 engine built by Carroll Shelby Engine Company, putting out a sweet 421hp. Wondering why someone bothered to put a signature muscle car engine in an off-roader? Its because a Shelby car collector wanted something for the off-road to accompany his collection but didn’t want to comprise on the essence of his themed collection. Hence, this resto-modded Shelby-powered Bronco came to life.
Driven less than 300 miles, this freshly refurbished icon from yesteryear is as good as new. It comes finished in a striking blue paint with black accented bumpers and wheel arches. It rides on a new set of off-road tires with a winch upfront for when the climb gets steep. Modern creature comforts comprises a digital instrument cluster, Baja RS safety seats and a lift-kit with heavy-duty suspension that could see this Bronco conquer a Baja race event.
If you’re someone who prefers the old-school design over the new but also likes to have more power at their disposal, this Custom Bronco seems to be the answer. Now, all you need is deeper pockets than the last bidder.