Many of you probably remember this vehicle, and I never thought I'd see the day that I would want to sell it. Unfortunately, things change, and after watching it just sit in my yard for the last 5 years, it's time. Up for grabs is my 1971 Ford Bronco Sport.
Like most 44 year old vehicles, it has its share of "quirks". The rear end leaks, the driver's door won't open from the outside, and it needs tie-rod ends. The tires are also more than 11 years old, and should be replaced. The biggest problem is the firewall and front floor pan are badly rusted. This is typical of early Broncos, and all the pieces are readily available to fix it. I just don't have the time or motivation.
I bought this in 1990 from the original owner, who is still a good friend of mine. Since then, it's been in and out of Saline Valley more times than I can count! It's been over all the roads in the Valley, even the ones that were closed in 1994. Steel Pass and Lippincott Roads were no problem at all.
I added power steering, using a Nissan Pathfinder steering box. This mod is popular because it doesn't require any frame modifications. If you can find (and afford) a real early Bronco box, just unbolt the Pathfinder box and bolt the Bronco box on! I also replaced the original seats with buckets from an early Ford Escort. They're due for replacement, now! The PO installed a small winch behind the front bumper, which caused the bumper to bend. It probably should be replaced. The blue paint is an original color re-spray, done 11 years ago. The white paint is original. Other than that, it's a stock Bronco. It has a 302 V8, with the original 2 barrel carb, three speed column-shift transmission, 4 wheel drum brakes (non-power), and points and condenser ignition!!
I can take more pictures and email them to you if you want some. I plan on listing this on Craigslist on Monday for $7500, but if any of you are interested, I'll take $7000. These old Broncos are getting scarce, and the prices I see them bringing just keep going up. Now is your chance!