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1975 Ford Bronco New School Edition Pumps Out Retro Vibes, but It's Got New Everything

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Meet the ICON-made Ford Bronco. It is an SUV that rolled off the production line back in 1975 and would probably be on its way to a crusher. However, the automotive design firm makes it relive its youth in style.
The model is described as a vehicle that makes no compromise in on-road performance and off-road formidability. Its capabilities match its looks. It keeps the rugged appearance that it drove through the factory gate with in, back 1975, mixed up with a mean look and unique style.

The 3M satin military green wrap and the stealthy two-stage gloss green finish underneath are to blame for those, along with a blacked-out powder-coated trim running from the grill to the rear bumper.

ICON founder Jonathan Ward says the vehicle is for those who want the most unique one in town and assures customers that won't be seeing a restomodded Bronco looking like their own. That is because customers design their own vehicles according to their own preferences.

The firm stopped considering the old way of vehicle restoration. Gone is the original and now unreliable powertrain of the half-a-century-old Bronco. Also gone is the old outdated suspension. The 1975 Ford Bronco has been updated from bumper to bumper.

1975 Ford Bronco New School by ICON 4x4
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It now features a custom chassis with coil-over suspension all around. What powers the Bronco now is a 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to a five-speed Aisin & Warner AX15 manual transmission with an Atlas II twin-stick, two-speed, shift-on-the-fly transfer case.

The V8 pumps out 440 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, while Brembo brakes provide the stopping power. The Bronco is also equipped with Currie Industries ICON-specific Dana 44 high-pinion front axle assembly and Dana 60 high-pinion rear axle assembly because the restomod expert was not willing to compromise off-road abilities but enhance them.

The Bronco rides on ICON New School forged 18-inch aluminum wheels with floating center caps and Standard Fair BF Goodrich All-Terrain K02 tires.

ICON totally changed the cabin, bringing a headliner in black Alcantara and seats in matching black suede leather with zero sheen. The laser-cut stainless-steel interior cargo door and door panels are powder-coated, while powder-coated volcanic black bezels cover the dashboard.

The front seats are integrated with carbon fiber seat heaters. When necessary, the owners can completely remove the rear bench seating for a larger cargo space. A Vintage Air latest-gen air conditioning system showed up on board.

The floor of the old school/New School Bronco is lined with removable rubber-backed wool square-weave carpeting, lined in dynamat for a better sound insulation.

Those who want to drive their personal 1975 Ford Bronco New School home will have to consider $275,000. The price includes digital and printed versions of the owners manuals, content manuals, and all other instructions in a vegetable tanned leather bag from Jonathan Ward's leather goods brand. And, of course, unlimited customization possibilities.
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