The headline for the Decide of the Day commercial says merely: 1976 Ford Bronco on the market. However open the advert and you discover one thing weirdly completely different, one thing that makes you squint your eyes and scratch your head and say, “What the what?”
Oh yeah, it’s a Bronco all proper, not less than mechanically, however one which has been reworked by Beijing Car Works right into a 1997 BAW, based on the non-public vendor in Phoenix who’s providing the unusual beast on ClassicCars.com.
chassis and drivetrain are completely 4X4 Ford Bronco, the vendor says, powered by
a 302cid V8, 3-speed guide transmission and a few off-roading upgrades. However that Chinese language physique seems to be like an amalgam
of Land Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser and Jeep CJ, put collectively into a singular and
The BAW is a BJ2020 collection SUV, the vendor explains within the advert, this one particularly a BJ2023S1. Not precisely a catchy title, however possibly it sounds higher in Cantonese.
“It was created and constructed together with Russian off-roaders from UAZ,” the vendor explains within the advert. “It debuted in 1965 because the Beijing BJ212. That is from the more-advanced BJ2020 Collection.”
UAZ, by the best way, was based in 1954 in Ulyanovsk, Russia, to provide 4×Four autos, based on the Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. The corporate builds 4X4s, vehicles and buses for each the army and civilian prospects.
This Bronco definitely would appeal to consideration on the highway or in encounters with different less-exotic off-roaders on the dusty path. And simply consider the response as you pull into the native Ford seller for service. Though, straightforward availability of elements and repair can be a serious plus.
The physique design seems to be fairly cool, and it has a Jeep-style detachable gentle prime, home windows and doorways, and a fold-down windshield. The BAW’s off-road credentials are boosted by the form of upgrades you would possibly discover on a daily Bronco, akin to 5 “brand-new” 33-inch BFG Mud TA tires and a raise equipment with suspension upgrades.
“Completely rust-free Arizona truck could be very clear all through,” the vendor says, noting that it “additionally has unique manufacturing facility mud flaps, manufacturing facility tire provider, manufacturing facility entrance and rear gentle grill guards, manufacturing facility operating boards, and a locking storage compartment within the rear.”
The mileage famous within the advert is simply 13,500, however there’s no indication whether or not that’s unique. From the clear look of the truck, it very properly may very well be. The one actual clinker I see are the rumpled-looking seat covers, however they could be some aftermarket additions to guard the unique seat upholstery.
asking value for this extremely uncommon “Ford Bronco” is $31,500.
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.