Lust: Vintage Ford Broncos

The rumor mill started spinning last week with the possibility of Ford releasing a redesigned Bronco in 2018.  I have always been a Bronco fan – one of my fraternity brothers drove a 1995 Eddie Bauer green model that was awesome.  He was not cool enough to drive that truck.  Anyway, the new concept looks horrible.  It looks like something that Arnold Swharzenegger (or worse Colin Farrell) would drive around on Mars in Total Recall.

What’s wrong with the original model?  The Bronco was introduced in 1966 as a compact SUV, and biggie sized in 1978.  The ’66-’77 models are incredible.  One of our dear friends has one that he has totally restored (it’s that cool gold/mustard color like the last image).  These can be found at a good restoration price, and not have to dump a TON of money (Defender-esque) to get it back to it’s glory.  One day I’ll pull the trigger…for now, enjoy some inspiration.  Which one is your favorite?  Mine is Blue #4, but I wouldn’t complain about any of them.

Images: Google Image Search



  1. MSM
    10/17/2016 / 3:24 PM

    If you’re lusting for vintage 911s and Broncos, look into Singer and Icon as they’ve taken those obsessions to the point of brilliant insanity.

    Report back with a post on your favorite Singer 911 interior.

  2. mike
    10/18/2016 / 10:54 AM

    Thankfully, I believe the concepts that have been swirling around are not from Dearborn. Much like Chrysler’s 2019 release of the Grand Wagoneer, we won’t see true factory concepts for quite some time from Ford.

  3. Jim
    10/19/2016 / 11:45 AM

    I really like the dark green with the white top. Has sort of International Scout feel to it. The whitewalls get me every time. They are a little bit of gentleman in an off road vehicle.

  4. Ryan
    10/21/2016 / 5:38 AM

    I love the old Broncos, especially after the rear wheel wells have been cut (as is the case on most of the restores you see) and they are given a slight lift.
    My personal favorite, and still somewhat affordable if you can find one, are the late 60s – early 70s Nissan Patrols. They look like an FJ40 at about half the cost.

  5. Mike
    12/23/2016 / 2:36 AM

    Wow, when I saw the picture of the red bronco I had to follow this thread.
    My dad bought a brand-new 1966 Ford bronco that I inherited when he passed.
    It needs a lot of work it’s been sitting for the past 35 years. I hope one day I have enough time and money to restore it is best as I can. Everything on it is still original, one thing I can’t tell is if it was originally red or orange. It could have been red was since the paint is so faded it looks orange.

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