Ford revives the bronco – the off-roader that became a legend in the years from 1966 to -77. Such an emotional revival already worked successfully in the past years with the mustang, also a ford with a horse name. Not all pony-cars were sports cars, the bronco was on the farm even one of the plainest farm animals. While the new edition at the 2019 north american international auto show in detroit, michigan (14. To 27. January), the first series is coming back into fashion.
The original bronco has always had its loyal enthusiasts, but since word got out that a new one was coming, demand in the classic car market has skyrocketed. The restoration companies, which had specialized in the past years on the cult kraxler, can hardly save themselves from inquiries for restored copies. But it goes even more extreme. For example with restomodding.
Horse cure in 600 man hours
Classic ford broncos goes a few steps beyond restoration. The company has custom made broncos in the program, based on the models from 1966 to 1977. The old tin hat will be restored to top condition, but the technology will be brought up to today’s standards. For this are after arrangement ("bespoke") all refinements with equipment and interior are possible, which one can imagine. In addition, classic ford broncos also offers project work, which is oriented to the wishes of the customer. This leads at the earliest after about 35 to 45 days and about 500 to 600 man hours to the finished unique specimen.
Boss bryan rood, who has been restoring cars for 13 years and specializing in broncos for the past eight, calls it the "ford sync "restomodding", from "restoration" and "modding", i.E "restoration" and a "reconstruction", which also includes "modernization" means. This means for example the installation of a modern brake system and steering support. Rood finds the bronco an ideal base for his "frame off"-restorations, because it is already simple to build and all spare parts are available.
For people with a less well trained imagination the company offers ready configured models with individual names for each vehicle like "signature series" at. This is in line with the american habit of going to a car dealership and taking a car of one’s own taste with them.