The 1976 Ford Bronco is nearly identical to the model years before it, but that isn’t meant as a knock against it. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Actually, the multiple years of nearly identical body styles is a big plus for fans of this ancient SUV. It gives people the opportunity to actually own and restore an early Bronco.
Now, there are many options when it comes to owning or restoring a classic Bronco. Some people choose to restore them as close to their original state as possible. Other people restore them with a more modern flair, and still others equip them with multiple custom and heavy duty parts and turn them into rock crawlers. I’ve gather examples of all three.
I found this 1976 Ford Bronco for sale on ebay. It’s an example of the condition a well cared for but yet to be restored Bronco is often found in. As you can see in the photo, the body is in good condition, but the paint is fading and there is some minor rusting which is very common on these vehicles.
It currently has 122,000 miles on it and has had multiple new parts installed but still needs a lot of work done. The interior is definitely in need of a restoration. It sold for $6000 and would be a great start for someone that wants to own or restore a piece of history but doesn’t want to spend countless hours making it happen.
This 1976 Bronco for sale in South Carolina is nearly completely restored and is a nice example of restoring a Bronco to a more modern look. It has been lifted, equipped with 35 inch tires, and has new brakes, rebuilt transmission, new paint with no rusting, and about everything else under the sun except for a new engine.
Obviously this kind of work will cost you more and the owner of this vehicle was hoping for $15,000. That’s about right for other similarly restored classic Broncos that I’ve seen.
Last up is this 1976 Ford Bronco Ranger rock crawler I found on Craigslist. Obviously there has been no attempt to restore this one to original specs because that wasn’t the point. The point was to make this Bronco as bad ass as possible. Lift it up, add some very large tires, build a custom roll cage, custom build a 400 horsepower motor, special axles, etc. Bad Ass. Now all you need is $12,000 and it can all be yours.