With the slow build to the reveal of Ford's revival of the Bronco name for 2020, it seems like the car world has got peak Broncomania. Classic Broncos are going up and up in value and we're seeing a steady rise in companies who are offering the restomod treatment for them too.
This particular Ford Bronco is a 1974 example and it's been given a thorough restomod by specialists Gateway Bronco. It's going to the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation, a charity headed by NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney that works with the Alzheimer's Association (his father legendary dirt track racer Lou Blaney was claimed by the disease in his later years). Honestly, it could be one of the most gorgeous Bronco restomods (or indeed even restomods in general) that I've ever seen.
Beneath that incredible looking exterior featuring custom designed wheels and painted in a one of a kind paint job designed by Blaney himself lies a heart that packs some serious punch – a 5.0 Coyote V8 supplied by Ford Performance themselves, coupled to a six speed automatic transmission. That's a powertrain that comes pretty much straight out of the current generation Mustangs, so there's no doubt about whether it's going to really perform or not on the tarmac or on the dirt.
It's got a lot more modern tech than just that too. It has a full modern exhaust system including catalytic converters, power steering, power windows, power mirrors, proper central locking and a leather interior with air conditioning and heated seats. It's also got a properly serious off-road setup including Fox dampers and Goodyear Wrangler Ultra Terrain AT tyres. You could definitely tackle some serious trails and tracks in this, although you might get a bit anxious about getting the beautifully restored bodywork a bit too banged up...
This nothing less than incredible restomod build is going under the hammer in January 2020 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with all the money raised in the auction going straight to the Alzheimer's Association. Considering how fantastic it looks and how usable it is thanks to the modern tech under the skin, I wouldn't be surprised if this Bronco goes for absolutely top dollar!
What if you can't afford to have a Bronco like this, or even a normal bog-standard Bronco? Well, you can always indulge yourself in a model of one! This Revell model is beautifully detailed and it would make a great Christmas gift either to yourself or to somebody you know who loves Broncos.