It's full of modern tech and vintage style.
As the build-up to the release of the all-new Ford Bronco continues, it feels like we are entering the period of peak classic Bronco. Old models are changing hands for good money and specialty companies are building more and more beautiful restorations. This one is built by Gateway Bronco with the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation, which is headed by Ford NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney in order to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The money generated by this drop-dead gorgeous restomod will fund research into ending the disease that claimed Ryan Blaney's father, the Hall of Fame dirt track legend Lou Blaney.
"We're thrilled to collaborate with Gateway Bronco on this charitable fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association," said Blaney, who drives the No. 12 Ford Mustang for Team Penske. He's an avid Bronco fan and drives a 1985 model himself.
This 1974 Ford Bronco that's going for auction features a 5.0-liter Coyote engine supplied by Ford Performance and controlled by a 6-speed automatic transmission from Ford electronics. It makes for a beautiful, but useable classic Bronco made up of modern tech and retro styling.
Going deeper into the build, it rides on 4-link suspension with Fox coilover shocks and four-wheel disc brakes. It also features a stainless exhaust with catalytic converters and proprietary tuned mufflers, power steering, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, heated seats, leather interior, wool carpet, and a back-up camera. Also inside is a classic Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 sport steering wheel, and on the outside is a one-of-a-kind paint scheme designed by Blaney and custom wheels clad in Goodyear Wrangler Ultra Terrain AT tires.
It's all but guaranteed to raise a useful amount of money for the Alzheimer's Association at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in January 2020.