BaT Auction: 347-Powered 1973 Ford Bronco at No Reserve

This 1973 Ford Bronco was refurbished following the seller’s 2014 purchase with a repaint, new interior trim, and installation of a fuel-injected Roush 347ci V8. Additional equipment includes an automatic transmission, a two-speed transfer case, disc brakes, quad shocks, air conditioning, and a roll bar. This U15 Bronco is offered at no reserve with refurbishment photographs, soft and hard tops, a spare 302ci engine, and a clean California title in the seller’s wife’s name.

No Reserve: 347-Powered 1973 Ford Bronco

The truck wears a repaint in seafoam green with a white roof on its removable hardtop and accent stripes on the lower bodywork. Details include chrome bumpers, uncut rear fenders, J.W. Speaker LED headlamps, and twin fuel fillers plumbed to a single tank. A soft top is said to be included in the sale.

No Reserve: 347-Powered 1973 Ford Bronco

White steel wheels wear Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires, and stock-style covers are mounted over manually-locking Warn hubs up front. A covered spare is bolted to a swing-away carrier at the rear. The truck is equipped with power-assisted front disc brakes.

No Reserve: 347-Powered 1973 Ford Bronco

White vinyl upholstery covers the front bucket and folding rear bench seats. Shoulder restraints for the front occupants are mounted to the roll bar in the rear cabin. The interior of the tub has been finished with a white spray-on textured coating, and rubber mats protect the floor pans.

No Reserve: 347-Powered 1973 Ford Bronco

Amenities include a period-look stereo with Bluetooth as well as air conditioning equipment from Vintage Air below the dash. A bronze-colored steering wheel is mounted to an aftermarket chrome tilting column ahead of a combination gauge with a five-digit odometer showing 49k miles. The seller has driven approximately 4k miles in six years of ownership, and the actual total is unknown.

No Reserve: 347-Powered 1973 Ford Bronco

The Ford small-block V8 is said to be a Roush-built 347ci crate engine. Induction is via a FAST electronic fuel injection system under a Specter twin-snorkel intake. Other details include an MSD electronic ignition box and Blaster coil, shorty headers, and an aluminum radiator. An oil change was performed in fall 2020.

No Reserve: 347-Powered 1973 Ford Bronco

Power is routed to the rear or all four wheels through an automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The front suspension features coil springs and paired shocks from Tom’s Bronco Parts, while leaf springs and KYB dampers are featured out back. Dual exhaust pipes feature Dynomax mufflers and exit behind the rear wheels.

No Reserve: 347-Powered 1973 Ford Bronco

Additional pictures taken during the refurbishment are provided in the gallery. A removed 302ci engine is included in the sale. A start-up and driving video is shown below.

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