The classic Ford Bronco is booming in popularity and price. First-gen models like this 1976 Ford Bronco are highly desirable, and this one is very clean. The Bronco was refurbished between 2007 and 2008 with cosmetic and mechanical upgrades.
Power for the 1976 Ford Bronco comes from a 302 cubic-inch V8 engine that is paired up with a 3-speed automatic C4 transmission. The transfer case is a Dana 20 two-speed unit. The classic Bronco is currently located in Canada and has 59,000 miles indicated on the odometer. It’s not clear if that is the original mileage.
This particular SUV is a steel half-cab hardtop and comes with a full coverage soft top and a bikini top. The paint color is metallic orange, and it’s not perfect. There are scratches and bubbles near the driver’s door hinges and corrosion on the front windscreen hinges. The ride has a prerunner front bar with dual KC halogen driving lamps. The suspension is lifted with upgraded shocks, radius arms, tie rods, drag link bushings, and ball joints. The fenders were trimmed, and flares added to clear 33-inch tires.
The big tires are mounted on polished Dick Cepek wheels all around and on the spare. Braking is from front discs with rear drums, and a previous owner replaced the brake lines. The inside of the truck had the cab area covered in Line-X coating; the roll bar was replaced as well. The seats are aftermarket units that look as if they will provide support while off-roading.
In the images, the Bronco has no windshield wipers on it, but the system is reportedly included with the sale. The Bronco does include the original factory radio and switchgear. The 1976 Ford is up for auction on Bringatrialer and ends in 6-days. Currently, the bid is at $2,100. There is no way this Bronco will sell for anywhere close to the current bid amount.