Gateway Bronco secured a deal to build limited quantities of 1966-77 Bronco.
We know, we know — you’re itching to see the brand new Ford Bronco that’s been under wraps for what seems like forever now. I’m sorry, but there’s no new information on that Bronco just yet. However, if you’re looking to get your hands on one of Ford’s iconic SUV, we have good news. You can, in a manner of speaking, buy a brand new Bronco right now.
It’s not the “new” Bronco, granted. These are faithful renditions of the classic Broncos of the 1960s and 1970s built by Gateway Bronco. However, before you think “replica” or even “knock off”, go drink some coffee, perk up a bit and come back. I’ll wait.
This company actually has Ford’s blessing to build limited numbers of the classic Bronco, and they even come with an ironclad, five-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. It’s not a restomod, either. These trucks are built from the ground up, including a new body and frame, should you choose (you can donate an old truck, if you want). This truck will be all new from the roof to the wheels, and will come in three distinct models: Fuelie, Coyote Edition and Modern Day Warrior.
There is a catch…the price
If you were expecting it to come cheap, that’s where I have some bad news for you. This classic Bronco will set you back anywhere between $120,000 – $180,000. Ouch. While that is a fair chunk of change, you do get some modern technology for your money. The Coyote Edition and Modern Warrior, for example, pack a brand spanking new 5.0-liter Coyote V8. The Fuelie, on the other hand, gets a 347 Stroker crate engine under the hood.
Does this truck have the amenities the modern truck will? No, of course not. Does it need them? If you’re a fan of the original rig, as I am, then it really doesn’t matter. For those who prefer the classic look and feel in their trucks, this may be an answer — at least if you’re feeling flush.