RARE, FRAME-OFF RESTORED, ORIGINAL, UNCUT, 1966 FORD BRONCO...FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION AND ONE OF THE EARLY 289 V8 BRONCOS...ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS READY TO SHOW AND GO!!!
Chances are you are aware of how hot these Early Ford Broncos are right now and with the new Bronco coming out in 2020 they will continue to increase in value! It is very rare to find an uncut, 1966 U15 Bronco that has been restored to this level and has so much originality. Originally sold in the Phoenix, AZ this Bronco is believed to have spent most of its life in Montana and in 2010 it was treated to a high end, frame-off restoration by Big Sky Broncos. Careful attention to detail to do everything possible to keep this Springtime Yellow '66 as original as possible utilizing NOS parts whenever possible. I recently purchased this show stopper from a gentleman in Tennessee who has owned it for the past 3 years and absolutely loved it. He was a true Bronco enthusiast active in the Bronco community and took it to quite a few shows and Bronco gatherings where it was always admired and won its share of trophies. He enjoyed driving it, not just showing it but the mileage was kept low with just 2600 miles since the restoration was completed. He even added a trailer hitch to occasionally pull a vintage trailer to go camping and it was photographed and featured in a Tennessee State Parks Brochure. Well, he had his fun with it and now that he retired he was downsizing and decided the Bronco should be enjoyed by its next lucky owner...maybe you!!?
I will do my best to provide enough images, a video and an honest description to help you decide if this springtime yellow beauty should be in your garage. I am also a transport broker and can assist in getting you a great rate on open or Enclosed transport anywhere in the US. I also welcome overseas buyers and can assist you in getting this Bronco to the port of your choice. Sit back and enjoy!
As mentioned this '66 underwent a professional frame off restoration. The chassis was sand blasted and painted. Every suspension and steering component was replaced or rebuilt. All of the metal work was done to a very high level to bring this beauty back to its original uncut glory. Paint quality is very high and the original Springtime yellow color was applied with Dupont Nason Acrylic Urethane and this Bronco is definitely show worthy and will take home more than its share of trophies if that is what you enjoy. Body panels are extremely straight and overall body panel fit is excellent. It's a 1966 Bronco which means body fit was not perfect when it was new but I would venture to think it is better now then it was back then. The original hard top was restored at the same time in the correct Wimbledon White color and looks great. The top has not been off since the restoration but could be removed for some convertible fun. All of the weatherstripping was replaced. The only thing I have done was to add the wimbledon white sport stripes down low which were optional. Those of you who are experts on the '66 model year might notice that this Bronco does have the correct original '66 style bumpers whihc is rare to find. The body is still near flawless and I am confidnet the next lucky owner is going to be extremely pleased when this '66 Bronco arrives in their driveway.
he '66 Bronco had a very unique Silver interior color and during the restoration seate were recovered in correct reproduction materail which gives the interior the correct look and the seats are near perfect. The rear seat of the '66 is also slightly different than other years with different arm rests and this Bronco has the correct, original rear seat. Dash and door panels were repainted in the correct gray color which was also unique to the '66. Correct, thinner styled dash pad is like new. Very hard to find NOS rubber floor mat was located and installed. Window cranks arm rests and door handles are correct for the '66 model. The original, vacuum operated windshield wiper motors were sent out and restored. Knobs on the dash are correct and original wiring was all completely gone through and reconditiooned and all gauges and lights work correctly. Steering column was restored and steering wheel looks great. A great looking, period correct Stewart Warner Tachometer was mounted on the steering column. The interior was painted body color at the time of restoration and still looks great. think you will see the interior is also show quality and looks amazing.
This Bronco was produced in March, 1966 and is one of the earliest 289 V8 trucks that were produced and the original 289 was completely rebuilt to stock spec and has only 2600 miles on it since it was rebuilt and runs fantastic. Oriignal 3-speed manual tranmission was rebuilt and shits beautifully from the column just like it came. Stock original manifolds breathe out correct original style single exhaust. Original distributor was rebuilt. Original valve covers were used. Correct fuel pump with vacuum regulator. Original oil bath air cleaner was restored. New heavy duty31 spline axles with detroit truetrac limited slip differentialin the Ford 9" rear and detroit truetrac limited slip up frontin the Dana 30. Rebuit steering box and the steering is nice and tight. New Drive shafts front to rear. The entire braking system was restored with all new lines, brake cylinders and hardware. Front hubs completely restored. Rubber body mounts, C-bushings and other suspension components were all replaced or restored. The 3 on the tree shifter is a blast to drive and shifts smooth as butter. This '66 Starts right up, runs super strong, and brakes and handles as well, if not better, than it did brand new. Original Radiator was recored and this Bronco runs nice and cool. It is ready to drive and enjoy!! Engine bay is nicely detailed for show and you will be proud to drive this '66 to any show or cruise in and pop the hood.
This Bronco is riding on stock wheels and has a great set of the one year only, very hard to find 1966 Hub caps that were beautifully restored.. These can sell for up to $2000 for a set. The undercarriage also looks fantastic and is nicely detailed. Floorpans were sprayed in red oxide primer and inner fenders sprayed in body color. Original Spare tire location in side the cab attached to the tailgate with orginal jack mounted. Rear hatch on hard top functions smoothly. Original vin tag is mounted correctly on the drivers side kick panel and the matching vin # is stamped on the frame. I have a binder full of documentation from the build and it is also documented on Big Sky Broncos website. Custom cover is included.
Make sure you watch the video so you can hear this bronco start up and running as well.
Asking price is $57,900 and serious buyers can call me at 770-359-8400.