1966 Ford Bronco, rare factory Roadster model (U13), limited production as they only made them for the first three years. Fairly original and in survivor condition, still has the original 170cu. 6 cyl engine with a jaw dropping 105hp, It actually runs pretty good…but don’t expect to get many speeding tickets (unless you’re hammering down in a school zone and miss the cop always hiding behind the bus). Factory 3sp on the column, I have some of the original parts that are still with it (silver seats – rough and not pictured, sun visors, etc.). Still has most of the original light blue paint and ‘eyebrow’ front grill. Body tag number and frame VIN#s match and I have a clean and clear AZ title. It appears to have been sold new in Gunnison, CO. as you can see from the dealer emblem on the tailgate. It does have some typical rust (which old Bronco doesn’t), mostly in the front floor pans, which I tried to show the worst of in a picture. Someone in the past laid in a front floor pan over the existing pans, so not an ideal fix, but what’s done is done. The rockers and rear bed are solid, as are the inner front fender corners that I also tried to show in the pictures. The hood front lip also has rust, but I do have a replacement original hood off of a newer model…early to mid ’70s I’m guessing. It has 15×10 chrome modular wheels and some 32″ all-terrain tires that are older but decent. I bought it over a year ago, where it had sat for 3-4 years not running. Over the past year, I’ve slowly brought it back to life with some new parts (fuel pump, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, etc) and repairs to existing ones. I switched out the original seats with those that are in it now, since they were all a matching set, front and rear. Obviously, they are also original and need to recovered. I believe they came out of an early 70s model as well. I recently added a new bikini top to cover the front seat area, as well as some fender flares (no, I didn’t cut the fenders, they were already like that) and newer door inserts (I have the original set as well). It actually runs and drives good, although it does have some play in the manual steering box. Four wheel drive works through all ranges. All of the lights and gauges work, blinkers too..but not the radio (because it doesn’t have one – LOL!) It starts right up, doesn’t knock or smoke and it stops pretty much like it should for drum brakes…it’s a real blast from the past.
Mesa, Arizona, United States