1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193
Lot 79
1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. U15NLC80193
£ 20,000 - 25,000
US$ 25,000 - 32,000

Amended
Lot Details
1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193 1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193 1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193 1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193 1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193 1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193 1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193 1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck  Chassis no. U15NLC80193
1968 Ford Bronco 4x4 Pickup Truck
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. U15NLC80193

* Ford's first small SUV
* Left-hand drive
* Remarkably original example
* Original engine and transmission
* One owner
* Circa 51,000 miles from new

Footnotes

  • Nowadays an integral part of American popular culture, the pickup truck has come to be thought of as the 20th Century equivalent of the cowboy's horse. Once viewed as strictly utilitarian commercial vehicles, they were seized on as ideal candidates for customising and hot-rodding in the post-war era, and today, like so many fashions that start in the USA, enjoy a cult following worldwide.

    Introduced in 1966, the Bronco represented Ford's first venture into the market for small Sport Utility Vehicles, and was conceived by the same management and engineering team responsible for the trend-setting Ford Mustang. Although it used the axles from the F-100 pickup truck, the rest of the Bronco - chassis, body, and suspension - were unique to the model. Inline six-cylinder and V8 engines were offered across three body styles: three-door station wagon, two-door roadster, and two-door pickup truck. Styling was strictly utilitarian: flat glass, simple bumpers, and effectively identical left/right door skins all being part of the mix. Typical of an American product, the options list was lengthy, including front bucket seats, a rear bench, rev counter, CB radio, tow-bar, power takeoff, auxiliary fuel tank, and a winch. A considerable success for Ford, the 1st Generation Bronco was built until 1977 when it was replaced by a larger model based on the F-Series chassis.

    This remarkably original Ford Bronco had had only one owner and has covered a little over 51,000 miles from new. Kept garaged, it has to be one of the nicest 1st Generation Broncos surviving. The vendor advises us that everything works, including the original heater, radio, and vacuum-driven windscreen wipers. The vehicle retains its original 289ci (4.7-litre) V8 engine and three-speed manual transmission. Other noteworthy original features include the hubcaps, 'smog pump', radiator overflow, air cleaner, etc while the factory-applied stickers – in good condition – are still present inside the engine compartment. The original paint can still be seen on the inner and outer fender walls, and this Bronco even comes with its original owner's manual. Said to have consistently good compression on all cylinders, the engine has been tuned and the braking system checked over. Starting readily and driving well, this charming Bronco pickup represents an opportunity - rare on this side of the Atlantic - to own one of these classic small SUVs. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry bills and an old-style logbook. Import duties have been paid.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, we could not find the chassis number for this car. Please also note, the V5 and old-style logbook are not present at the sale.
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