This 1970 Bronco Sport has a 5.0 V8 from a Mustang, and looks that could kill
It's a bit pricey but is it worth it?
We've seen a resurgence of iconic trucks in modern form over the last few years and when the long-awaited modern Bronco finally became available, it was mostly received with positive feedback and feelings. A 2020 car looks and feels and drives nothing like a 1970s car chiefly because the car industry 2020 is miles away from what it was forty years ago, so whenever car brands (rarely) manage to successfully capture the essence of the original vehicle, well, kudos to them. Still, if a 2020 Bronco is not your thing, you can always get this 43-year-old Bronco. Full disclosure: it ain't stock.
This 1977 Bronco Sport was modified by Osprey Custom Cars and everything, down to the last bolt and nut, was replaced and/or restored. Under the hood lives a 5.0-liter Coyote V8, putting 415 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 4R70 four-speed automatic transmission. Aaron Richardet, founder of Osprey Custom cars, said they wanted to "preserve its classic icon image and off-road capability while adding amazing performance and luxury".
The Bronco was painted in Zermatt silver metallic and given new LED headlights and taillights, a new hardtop as well as a new roll cage. Hold on, there's more: a new bumper, a new power winch and a stainless steel exhaust system. It's a long, long list and it includes much needed power disc brakes because that Coyote V8 ain't stopping itself.
The interior was reupholstered with black leather and Osprey spent a great deal of time and effort rebuilding the dashboard (with the addition of a handy infotainment screen), the center console, and the air con. They've replaced the original air conditioning system with a modern Vintage Air Gen IV. That's kind of important, as all we know, we've all seen our fair share of TG specials to know that a working air conditioning makes all the difference in the world.
As you'd expect, this Bronco restomod is a lot more expensive than a new Bronco, coming in at $179,950.