Mellow Yellow Bronco is Summertime, Distilled


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There’s still a month or so of summer left, before the thick, humid air gives way to the cool, crisp breezes of fall. We can’t imagine a more perfect summer vehicle than a classic, bright yellow Ford Bronco.
GR Auto Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has just the truck to scratch that summer sunburn itch. This bright yellow 1972 Ford Bronco was recently restored, and fitted with a few choice upgrades in the process.
When this Bronco was sold new in San Diego, California, the fenders were cut to accommodate large, off-road tires. We’re sure that the original owner had a ton of fun on the sand dunes with this bright Bronco.
During the restoration, the Bronco was treated to a fresh coat of Chrome Yellow paint, and the interior was reupholstered in the original brown. We appreciate that the seat inserts somewhat match the thick-pile carpet added during the restoration. It’s a nice touch
This Bronco is powered by a 302 cubic inch V8, fed by a Holley carburetor. Mickey Thompson finned valve covers add some era-appropriate flash to the engine bay. Other upgrades include an aluminum radiator and a Magnaflow muffler, which contributes to the 302’s signature rumble.
That V8 is backed up by a floor-shifted three-speed manual. Underneath, you’ll find a Ford 9″ rear end, with a Dana 44 up front. Tires are Hercules 31×10.5″ all-terrains wrapped around a set of aluminum 15″ wheels.