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White Chocolate 1979 Ford Bronco Is the Old Face of Cool

Come next week, the world will be one exciting new car model richer. Actually, three models richer, as Ford is set to unveil not one, but three interpretations of the revived Bronco nameplate.
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There’s no quantifying the level of excitement surrounding the launch. The carmaker is already revving its marketing engines to insane speeds, the world is dying for at least one important event to get its mind off the nasty things going on, and the secrets of the Bronco are still so tightly kept that July 13th’s reveal should make for quite the spectacle.

With that in mind, one has to wonder who would choose to buy an old-generation Bronco now that the new one is in the final brewing stages. The answer is simple: die-hard fans who will always cherish the old Bronco far more than the one lurking around the corner, no matter how advanced or good looking.

Take the 1979 Bronco in the gallery above. It just went for close to $30,000 on a specialized website, because it looks as good as it ever has, and packs both stock and custom parts to still make it relevant in the modern age.

Sporting a fresh coat of White Chocolate paint (applied about three months ago) under custom blue decals, the truck rides on Pro Comp wheels that thanks to a 1-inch body lift and the installation of 2-inch front spring lift look incredibly capable of handling anything the road has to throw at them.

In terms of materials the interior is not that different from what the truck sported decades ago when it was made, as it comes in black vinyl with patterned cloth inserts.

Under the hood lies the truck’s stock 351ci (5.8-liter) V8 that back in the day was the entry-level engine, linked to a C6 automatic transmission. The engine underwent major work some ten years ago, and was fitted with a Holley Street Avenger two-barrel carburetor, and new spark plugs, ignition wires, and fuel filter.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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