1978 Bronco "Ranger XLT" 4x4

I know, have we lost our minds.  Another restored vehicle.  When they pop up I just can't pass them up.  This one is a 100% rustfree 1978 Bronco "Ranger XLT" that has a cosmetic and mechanical restoration.  This Bronco was actually too nice for a full restoration.  Even the interior is completely original with the exception of the vinyl on the front seats.  The paint is actually over 10 years old.  The guy I got it from in Reno Nevada had it professionally painted over 10 years ago, rebuilt the 400 engine, and C6 automatic, and installed the 4 inch lift.  That's where it came to a halt, and never got put it back together, and that's where Rustfree Classics stepped in.

It is a fully loaded Ranger XLT model with one of the rarest options, that I'll get to in a minute.  It is the Top-of-the-Line Bronco with the Ranger XLT trim.  It has a rebuilt 400 with an Edelbrock carb, intake and cam kit, rebuilt C6 automatic, PS, PDB, Tilt, Cruise, the big desert cooler radiator, rear sliding windows, Bucket seats, locking hood relies, and the ultra rare passengers lighted vanity mirror in the visor.  I have sold over 500 70's Fords and this is only the second time I have seen it.  It also has a professional 4in lift with quad front shocks.  The power rear window works, and is standard on all 78 / 79 Bronco's.

These second generation Bronco's are the hottest item in classics 4x4's right now.  One couldn't buy and build this Bronco for $10k more than we are asking, and this one is done and ready to enjoy. She runs and drives awesome.  The body and exterior speak for themselves.  It is straight, 100% rustfree, and all the exterior trim is either new or very nice original.  When we do one of these cosmetic and mechanical restorations, we don't want to overdo it, so the frame and floors are still all original.  Yes we could have painted the frame and undercoated the floors, but then it looks a little fake to me.  If a person wants that look a couple hours on a lift and your there.

It has nice 32x10.50x15 tires on nice traditional alloy wheels.  It has nice FlowMaster dual exhaust.  The brakes and suspension are all sound.  These were the last of the true heavy duty Broncos with the high pinion Dana 44 front axle,  the bullet proof NP205 transfercase, and 9" rear.

This fully loaded Bronco is a nice blend of original and updated.  No it's not a frame off $50,000 trailer queen.  What it is, is a excellent turn key driver that needs nothing but to be cruised and enjoyed.  It has that clean original look with the mild lift, upgraded engine and exhaust, and a CD stereo.  I believe it to be the perfect blend.  Enjoy the pics.  Don't hesitate as I think this one won't last.

Results for VIN#: U15SLBJ6786

Model Year: 78
Series: Bronco
Engine: 8 Cyl, 400ci, (6.6L) 2bbl
Assembly Plant: Michigan Truck, All Broncos were built in Michigan
Transmission: Automatic C6
Front Axle: P.S. w/tilt steering
Rear Axle: 3.00 3750lb Ford

SOLD $21,500.00


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