BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

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This 1973 Ford Bronco was refurbished by Velocity Restorations in Pensacola, Florida in white with a satin black hard top over a custom interior. The work took place in 2014-15 and included installation of a 302ci V8 long block sourced from Jasper Engines, a Ford C4 automatic transmission, and a suspension lift over 31″ all-terrain tires. Further modifications included the addition of a winch, roll bar, locking center console, and more. Just over 1,600 miles were reportedly added since completion of the project. The truck is offered by the selling dealer on behalf of its owner with a recent PPI report, build records, a Marti report, and a clean California title in the owner’s name.

The body was refinished in white with a satin black hardtop, bumpers, fender flares, and other trim. An LED light bar and a winch are mounted above the front bumper. Photos in the gallery below show chips in the windshield and in the paint at the right rear corner of the vehicle.

BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

Chrome 15″ wheels wear 31″ BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO tires. The suspension is said to have been lifted approximately 3″ and is shown in detail in the photo gallery. A Hydratech braking system featuring power-assisted front discs was installed during the refurbishment, while power steering was optioned from new.

BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

Corbeau front and rear seats have been installed in the interior, which features a body-colored steel dashboard, diamond-plate door panel trim, and a Grant steering wheel. An air conditioning system, Alpine CD player, locking Tuffy center console, and rubber floor mats have also been added. The 5-digit odometer shows just over 1,600 miles, which are said to have been driven since completion of the work.

BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

The carbureted 302ci V8 was built using a long block sourced from Jasper Engines and installed by Velocity Restorations during the refurbishment. The column-shifted 3-speed automatic transmission and transfer case were also rebuilt along with the front and rear axles.

BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

Black undercoating has been applied to the underside, additional photos of which are available in the gallery below.

BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

A November 2018 inspection conducted by Restoration Performance Modification in Pleasanton, California found leaks from the oil pan, transmission pan, front and rear differentials, and transfer case. The rest of the report can be viewed in the gallery.

BaT Auction: 1973 Ford Bronco

The Marti report shows that this Bronco was originally painted Grabber Blue and equipped with a 302ci V8, automatic transmission, power steering, and the Explorer package. Approximately $60k in bills from Velocity Restorations are reflected in the accompanying paperwork.

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