This classic 1974 Ford Bronco has a Coyote V8 under its hood


The new Bronco is a resounding success in almost every way. Dealerships can’t keep them on the lots, and Ford struggles to build them fast enough. Now a very clean, classic 1974 example has gone on sale and it has one thing you can’t get in a new Bronco no matter how much you pay Ford: a Coyote V8.

Although the auction does not provide any horsepower ratings, we do know that a 5.0-liter Coyote Gen 3 crate engine direct from Ford is rated at 460 hp (343 kW). This is a considerable advance over the 175 hp (130 kW) developed by the previous engine that fitted this large SUV.

That size is another plus for someone who wants to haul a bunch of gear in their new Bronco. Based on the Ford F100, this Bronco Ranger XLT has a pair of bucket seats up front, a bench seat in the back, and cargo space behind. Somehow it looks almost as good as the day it rolled off the production line.

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Refurbished between 2019 and 2020, this example uses a six-speed automatic and an Atlas dual-range transfer case to send power to all four wheels. They’re complemented by Fox shocks, Wilwood disc brakes and a 9-inch rear, while the classic 15-inch wheels are wrapped in 33-inch BFG KM2 Mud-Terrain tires.

Interestingly, this same Bronco was sold on Bring a Trailer just over a year ago for $213,000. At the time, it only had 2,500 miles on the odometer since its refit, so it’s only done 700 miles in that time. Prior to this 2021 sale, it was featured (but not sold) on the same site in 2016. At that time, it had a 351M V8 under the hood and 98,000 miles on the odometer.

Right now, it’s been offered for up to $84,000, which is undeniably expensive, but that’s also a far cry from its price last year. It might not have the same shape as the new Bronco or the classic first-generation SUV, but that might make this restomod even more desirable.

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