Gateway Bronco is What Restomod Dreams Are Made Of

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From 1966 to 1996, Ford produced its most popular sport utility vehicle ever - the Bronco. Even though the last example rolled off the assembly line in Michigan in 1996, the Bronco fanbase is stronger than ever. Hence, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some people take up the challenge to restore the Bronco.
One of those people is Seth Burgett. His company, Gateway Bronco, scours barns across the United States of America for first-gen models in tip-top condition. After Seth finds one, he then proceeds to restore and modernize the retro-licious Bronco.

According to Gateway Bronco, the outfit guarantees “a two-month delivery schedule by producing trucks the way Henry Ford envisioned – on a production line with quality checks each step of the way.”

Speaking of the production line, Gateway Branco is located in White Hall, Illinois, in a 30,000 square feet shop that does everything from metal fabrication to power coating and final assembly. Customers can choose between three models which come with a rare promise in this biz: 2-month guaranteed delivery.

The first of the lot is dubbed Restomod 427 Fuelie and it costs [wait for it] a sizeable $80,000. For that dribble of cold hard cash, Seth will perform a nut-and-bold restoration on a first-generation Ford Bronco, then embellish it with new paintwork, restored leather for the interior, a 427 cubic inch stroker V8 with fuel injection, add an AOD or 5-speed manual, then finish it off with a 1-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.

For $120,000, the peeps at Gateway Bronco will go the extra mile with the Coyote Edition Survivor. This model comes with a brand spanking new Coyote V8, deluxe leather for the interior, something called Stop the Rust Guarantee, and a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. The pick of the bunch, however, is the $160,000 Modern Day Warrior. This bad boy comes with a 5-year warranty, a Coyote V8, a 4-link suspension system, Wildwood brakes, and heated seats, just to name a few bits and bobs.

If you’re interested in one, you can contact Seth via the Gateway Bronco website. Because Gateway Bronco loves to get back to nature and believes in preserving the outdoors for our children and us off-road junkies, “a portion of all our proceeds are donated to Glacier National Park and the non-profit Tread Lightly Inc.”
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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