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Extensively Customized 1977 Ford Bronco Up For Auction

Even before the Ford Bronco returned after a quarter-century absence for a sixth-generation in 2021, fans of the iconic model were busy shelling out increasingly large amounts of money for older examples, which have exploded in popularity over the years. Thus, finding a cool old Bronco at auction is a pretty easy task, and we’ve seen many nice ones hit the block lately, including a 1973 pickup conversion, a customized 1972 model, and another pickup conversion, this time a 1969 example. Now, this extensively customized 1977 Ford Bronco has surfaced for sale at Hemmings, too.

Extensively Customized 1977 Ford Bronco - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

The owner of this particular 1977 Ford Bronco was inspired by a picture he saw of a pre-runner-style Baja Bronco in a magazine back in the late 1980s, and spent the ensuing 30 years transforming it into the custom machine we see here before us. The Bronco actually began its life as a U15 wagon, but has since been transformed into a roadster, with all new sheetmetal added throughout. Underneath, suspension modifications include Duff radius arms, Fox 10-inch coilovers, an Atlas transfer case, Curries Rock-Jack sway bars, and 9-inch differentials, while the Bronco rolls on a set of 20-inch HRBB Coddington wheels wrapped with 37-inch BFGoodrich tires.

Extensively Customized 1977 Ford Bronco - Interior 001

The interior of this 1977 Ford Bronco features a bevy of upgrades as well, such as Dakota Digital gauges, an in-dash iPad, a JBL sound system, GT40 switchgear, a Vintage Air HVAC system, Scat seats, and power amenities to bring it into the modern era.

Extensively Customized 1977 Ford Bronco - Engine Bay 001

Pop the hood, and one will find a 351 Windsor V8 that’s been punched out to 418 cubic-inches and fitted with an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold, stainless steel headers, a roller cam, aluminum heads, a FAST electronically controlled fuel-injection system, and various other goodies, which help it send 550 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque to the wheels via a ZF five-speed manual transmission. If nothing else, this ’77 Bronco is easily one of the most unique builds we’ve ever come across, and in today’s world, that’s certainly saying a lot.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

H/T: Ford Authority reader Mike

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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