Someone Just Spent $195,000 On This Ford Bronco

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They could have bought a McLaren 570S instead.

We're no strangers to the world of hyper-expensive resto-mod cars, especially Ford Bronco models such as Jay Leno's Shelby GT500-powered monster. With the new car set to arrive soon, the Bronco world is receiving a ton of attention, with classic Broncos reaching ridiculous prices. Take the 1976 Bronco that we recently covered. The car, which was bidding for $102,500 on 13 July has been sold for an astounding $195,250 on Barrett-Jackson Auctions. That goes to show that the market is going absolutely nuts for these cars, and we know that the launch of the new model will be met with more than simple enthusiasm.

So on to the car in question. This beautifully restored vehicle is a Bronco SEMA build that underwent a ground-up restoration and has seen the addition of numerous modern tech and luxury features that would have seemed like sci-fi when the car was built back in 1976.

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Barrett-Jackson

The exterior of this thing looks seriously cool thanks in part to a custom PPG green paint job accented by some copper striping down the side of the body. The attention to detail is tangible: the flush-mounted glass, shaved door hinges, and custom LED lighting in the front tie this thing together with class. This Bronco has been jacked up with a custom set of Fox Racing 2.5-inch coilovers with twin-bypass shocks that gives 12 inches of travel. Stopping this beast is a set of six-piston brakes in all four corners mated to 15-inch front and 14-inch rear disks.

The whole deal rolls on a set of in-your-face powder-coated American Racing ATX true beadlock wheels wrapped in 35-inch tires.

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Under the hood lies a Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine that has been boosted with a Whipple supercharger. Power is sent to an automatic transmission which is mated to a twin-stick Atlas transfer case and Currie Pro Iron axles with 4.86 gearing. Power outputs are unclear, but we're sure that it packs a serious punch.

The interior has been overhauled with full leather upholstery and features a leather headliner and dashboard, as well as two-tone accents on the seats. Modern tech includes an air conditioning system, a digital gauge cluster, as well as power steering, power windows, and a banging six-speaker Kicker audio system. For $195,250 you could buy yourself a McLaren 570S Coupe, but we'd rather have this.

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