Last updated on September 5, 2021
Good Morning, today’s truck is a 1973 Ford Baja Bronco done in Poppy Red and Wimbledon White two-tone body and a bright metallic blue roof, This one belongs to Mark. The Baja Bronco is a First Generation Bronco that are incredibly rare. As a interesting side note there is another one of the rare Bronco just one block away.
`Ford shipped off these Broncos to Stroppe’s shop where they had some extras added on at his shop. They had built and raced the victorious Broncos, and they also completed the final assembly of the commemorative Baja Broncos in Signal Hill section of Long Beach. The Baja Bronco came equipped with more than just an attractive outside. Inside, the Bronco was equipped with a rear bench seat, extra cooling package, swing-away tire carrier, heavy-duty suspension, reduced noise exhaust, and an auxiliary fuel tank. It was a Sport Bronco with some extras that were designed to go off-road. Larger off-road tires were added, shock absorbers were fitted to the corners, and fender flares were attached. If you wanted a 1971 Bronco with an automatic transmission, Bill Stroppe was your only hope..
The engine and transmission for stock Ford Bronco combinations were as follows.
|Engine||170 cu in (2.8 L) Straight-6|
200 cu in (3.3 L) Straight-6
289 cu in (4.7 L) small block V8
302 cu in (4.9 L) small block V8
|Transmission||3-speed manual3-speed automatic|
Older Broncos have gotten very popular in recent Years. We have seen original survivors, totally restored, restro mods, and electric conversions. This is a very nice driven original.
Thanks for riding along. Frank
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Image from CJ Pony Parts