Archive for April, 2009

One of the most often asked questions when looking at Early Broncos for sale is, “what year should I look for?” As you might expect the answer is… “it depends.” At first glance the Early Bronco doesn’t seem like it changed much over it’s 11 year history from 1966 to 1977. But while the sheet metal may look the same, there were definite changes in options, trim packages, axles, engines and transmissions.

The best year(s) for you will depend  a lot on how you plan on driving your new Bronco. Will it be a daily driver or a restored show queen? Do you want it for scenic camping trails or hardcore rock crawling? The breakdown below should help narrow down your choices based on the changes from year to year. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Bronco SportThe most common trim package you’ll see on an early Bronco is the Sport. It was offered starting in 1967 so had a longer run then the other trim packages like the Bronco Ranger and Bronco Explorer. Think of the Sport as the base package that other trim packages used to add on to.  The true “base” of course was no trim package at all, but the Sport was the most common. Read the rest of this entry »

Bronco Explorer PackageThe Bronco Explorer trim package was introduced in 1972, the same year as the Ranger package. The Explorer Broncos didn’t have as much chrome appointments as the Sport or Ranger, but instead was more focused on paint and interior colors. Buyers wanting to outfit their early Broncos as Explorers had a choice of two color schemes;  Blue Metallic or Copper Metallic. Read the rest of this entry »

Early Bronco Ranger PackageThe Bronco Ranger was a trim package first offered in 1972 as an upgrade to the Bronco Sport package.

Like the Sport, the Ranger was and appearance upgrade only. Rangers could be ordered with the same engines, axles, transmission and other mechanical options found on other Broncos of that year. Read the rest of this entry »