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Make: Ford
Model: Bronco
SubModel: 4X4 Supercharged
Type: SUV
Doors: 2
Year: 1981
Mileage: 90,297
VIN: 1FMDU15F7BLA60007
Color: Black
Engine: 560 CI V8
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1981 Ford Bronco Additional Info:

Where do you start with something like this 1981 Ford Bronco 4x4? The $40,000 engine? The awesome off-road suspension? The comfortable OEM-grade interior? This is a truck that does it all and is priced at pennies on the dollar compared to how much it cost to build. And won't that kid in the Camaro be surprised when this giant 4x4 just walks away from him?Wearing 10-year-old black paint, this is on intimidating Bronco. It isn't heavily modified or wildly customized (well, aside from the giant blower hanging out of the hood, I suppose) but it's definitely got presence. The paint is still in excellent shape and if you want to bump it back onto the show field, a professional wet sand and buff would make it sparkle. This was never a rust bucket and it never seems to have lived up to its potential in the rough stuff, so it's arrow-straight and extremely tight, although there are a few areas that could be touched up to improve it a bit. On the other hand, you'll never hesitate to open the throttle and have some fun with it in its current state, and with upgrades like the brush guard and fog lamps up front, tubular step bars, and rear-mounted spare tire, it definitely looks like it's made to party. Fender flares were expertly integrated into the sheetmetal and almost look OEM and the factory chrome bumpers help disguise the massive firepower hiding within.The handsome charcoal gray interior is in excellent condition, with the bucket seat wearing newer Ford seat covers that look like OEM upholstery. The dash hasn't been baked by the sun and the door panels have custom embroidery on them to dress things up a bit. Despite being a big horsepower truck that's built for combat, it's coddling and comfortable inside thanks to options like power windows and locks, handsome burled wood appliques on the dash and steering wheel, and an incredible AM/FM/CD stereo system with a barrage of speakers and subwoofers in the cargo area. I suppose you'll need all that firepower to drown out the sound of horsepower coming from up front. You also get a leather wrapper on the wheel, a full complement of factory gauges plus auxiliary dials on the A-pillar, and a slick-shifting 5-speed that was purchased brand new before it could be installed in a new F350. There's also a chrome roll bar for those times you're running with the roof removed.OK, now the engine. Built by Al Moody Racing, it's a 560 cubic inch Ford V8 topped by an 8-71 supercharger from BDS. It's fuel injected, so it starts easily and idles well despite the massive blower and the internals are all top-of-the-line components that are backed by build receipts. There's race-grade hardware throughout, including braided lines for fuel and a custom serpentine belt drive system for the accessories. A giant radiator keeps this mountain motor cool and most of the components are there if you want to get the A/C up and working again. The aforementioned 5-speed manual transmission feeds the stock Ford 2-speed transfer case and axles, which have been upgraded with aluminum covers that help with cooling and capacity. A custom Flowmaster exhaust system sounds awesome and the six-inch lift kit includes heavy-duty springs, shocks, and twin stabilizers up front. Gigantic 36x14.50-15 Mickey Thompson tires on polished aluminum wheels complete the look and really fill those fenders properly.An incredible build that's documented with receipts, this truck is either too much fun or a show-winner waiting to be born. Which way will you take it? Call now!