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Classic Ride | 1976 Ford Bronco Ranger

Aug 18th, 2009 | Categories: Americana, Automobiles, Cars | by Michael Williams


That is a fine looking piece of machinery, a 1976 two-tone Ford Bronco Ranger in very nice condition. The best part is this slice of pure American pride is for sale. I spotted her over the weekend and it was love at first sight — I mean look at those wipers! From the looks of it this model seems to be the precursor to another favorite of mine, the Ford Bronco II. If I remember correctly this is pretty much the same car that the football coach drives in Dazed and Confused. So if you want to be like a 1970′s Texas football coach then scoop this baby up. If an ACL reader does buy it, I’ll take you out for a steak dinner and give you some Lone Star beers from my private reserve, because you are one bad ass individual and you deserve a pat on the back.



Seller’s description: 1976 Ford Bronco Ranger, 56,000 miles, rust free Southern truck, beautiful Blue paint, White stripes, White roof, excellent original Blue houndstooth interior, 302 cu in V8, auto, A/C, PS, PB, disc brakes, dual exhaust, chrome bumpers, swing away spare, rear seat, full wheel covers, radial tires, never cut patched or modified, runs and drives great, super nice! $25,900. or call 610-505-8612 PA

Comments: 25

25 Comments to “Classic Ride | 1976 Ford Bronco Ranger”

  1. Don Guss
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 1:22 PM

    LOVE! A guy down the block has a 1981′ish model.
    Not as sweet as this, but still impressive.

  2. Deffo
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 1:33 PM

    By coincidence, my mechanic called this morning to tell me that my ’73 is ready. Cannot. Wait. (Mine is yellow, like the one Futureman rides in Bottle Rocket.)

  3. JT$
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 2:35 PM

    holy fuck would i look good in that car.

  4. Matt
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 2:39 PM

    Bad ass mofo! My neighbor has two of this of the same era…too much rust in Detroit.

  5. ad ease
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 3:12 PM

    Love this truck. Saw a bright red one in Sag Harbor a few weeks back. Love at first sight.

  6. Nick
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 3:24 PM

    I took a picture of a red one in Sag Harbor… weird?

    This thing is cool but would look WAY better on some 23″. “Shaq feet,” as we call them out here.

  7. Memphis88
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 3:26 PM

    Who the hell is going to pay 25 grand for a 30 year old Ford Bronco? That’s ridiculous.

  8. Scooter
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 4:07 PM

    Um, Ok.
    Didn’t we just look at some awesome Woodies last week?

  9. Michael Williams
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 7:40 PM

    What does this mean Scooter?

  10. Brian Miller
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 1:00 AM

    They’re great. Enough room in the engine compartment so you can practically climb in there to work on it. Like an I.H. Scout, though, they shimmy like a mo fo over 40mph. Still, fun as all get out and the simple, utilitarian, boxy look is flawless.

  11. Mike
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 8:05 AM

    I had a Scout in college and can definitely attest to the shimmy. I kind of miss that shimmy sometimes. Had a girlfriend about the same time. I miss her shimmy too.

  12. Jamie
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 8:37 AM

    Holy shit, this thing is amazing! And you’re absolutely right, those wipers are legit. Now it’s time to 1. Buy, 2. Find the nearest Main Street and cruise the hell out of this fine piece of machinery.

  13. Chris Brown
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 9:49 AM


  14. Rob Merola
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 10:46 AM

    These Broncos are awesome, hard to find one that is all stock.

  15. Rob Merola
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 11:14 AM

    Coulden’t resist, here’s some photos of my 74:

  16. Brian Miller
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 12:40 PM

    Mike, I miss the shimmy too. Both kinds. Worked at a local fishing lake in H.S. and a sweet, red and white Scout was the work truck and I miss all the character, idiosyncrasies and good times associated with that thing.

  17. Scooter
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 3:52 PM

    Michael, I guess I just can’t get excited about this model as the rest of the commenters. It looks like they put this on a car chassis. When you compare to the Bronco II, there certainly is no comparison. Compare it to the muscle cars…
    Don’t get me wrong, kudos to the guy for keeping this in Primo shape (although 25k is a little steep). I just can’t get excited about it. I’d feel the same way if this were a Ford Pinto.
    But thanks for posting it!

  18. Michael Williams
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 3:58 PM


    Single tear down my face.


  19. Scooter
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 4:07 PM

    Oh, sure, make me feel bad…

  20. J
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 9:49 PM

    Gotta love the uncut fenders…

  21. Tom
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 10:03 PM

    Thought you might enjoy this: International Scout pickup.

  22. Tom
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 10:08 PM

    Never mind. Should’ve guessed you’d already found it:

  23. oscar1992
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 10:14 PM


  24. adrian
    on Aug 23rd, 2009
    @ 10:59 PM


    I had my eye on one, but after some recent moving expenses from overseas my budget went down. Managed to find an ’87 Land Cruiser that fit the budget. Working with Greg from Vintage Offroad in Arizona. It’s being painted Desert Tan, and I am putting a crude looking black brushguard on it. I told him to make it look like something a banana republic general would have. Add some flag holders in the front (with 35 star Union Flags), and its going to be fun to drive and easy to fix, if not as butter as one of these. Not Americana, but we do what we can.

    P.S. Was originally going to put some Republic of Texas flags on it, but the wacko Obama haters have ruined that….

  25. TK
    on Feb 6th, 2010
    @ 9:26 AM

    Just came across this posting on the internet. I bought this Bronco pictured above back in September. Been having a blast driving around. I can’t go anywhere without getting comments about it. You just don’t see many of these around anymore. My 16 year old daughter loves it. She would rather drive it than our new (much newer) cars. One of the boys in the neighborhood says it’s the coolest car in town. Gotta love it.