Driving Survivor: 1968 Ford Bronco

1968 Ford Bronco

As the days get closer to the new Bronco being revealed, one can still appreciate the heritage from which they are making a comeback. This 1968 Ford Bronco has a current bid price of $9,000 and is located in Fort Harrison, Montana. A VIN is listed, the title is clear, and mileage is shown to be 70,000, but they are unsure if that is accurate. You can view more about this truck on eBay.

1968 Ford Bronco

Under the hood, this 289 cubic inch V8 is said to start, run, and drive, with healthy oil pressure. A 600 Holley carburetor feeds air to the engine along with an aluminum intake. The dual fuel tanks are both working and the owner has logged 100 miles on it since getting it started. They do say it pulls to the right under braking and that there is wobbling at speed. Also, a note is made that the left turn signal is out.

1968 Ford Bronco

The listing is honest in the assessment of the summary, calling it in “fair condition.” Thankfully, they do say that there is no evidence of critter damage. A lot of things are in working order, such as the gauges, lights, wipers, and heater, but the radio and CB are not hooked up. The seller does note that the truck was a column shift but has since been converted to a Duff floor shift. They also say the windshield needs to be replaced.

1968 Ford Bronco

While there is some rust, the seller says it is solid where it counts such as the frame and body mounts. Moisture from mud packing has caused what rust there is, rather than salt. The areas which contain that rust is said to be typical for Broncos, including the floor, kick panel, rockers, and tailgate. The truck has its original paint and was new off the lot from Butte, Montana. While it hasn’t traveled far, it might be ready for its greatest journey yet; home to your garage. You can view a video of the truck here.

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Comments

  1. Todd Zuercher

    Nice big rust holes in the inner fenders where they meet the cowl. This one is real crusty.

  2. Jack Hammer

    The windshield is cracked because the frame rails are toast.

  3. Den

    Lol………..The windshield frame absolutely shows no signs of rust. Why say things that are not true, go sit in a corner for 30 minutes for time out.

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  4. Rube Goldberg Member

    What’s a Duff shifter? Looks cobbled in, as all manual Bronco’s were column shift. And the “Death Wobble”, oh no, not Jeep specific. This is reasonably priced, I suppose, not 5 figures,,yet. I just get a kick out of someone spending big bucks for these, then finding out what miserable vehicles they are to drive.
    Ruth-Ann Miller drove one of these in “Northern Exposure”, one of my favorite shows.

    • Todd Zuercher

      A Duff shifter is a 3 speed floor shifter conversion from James Duff Enterprises – a long time Bronco vendor. Considering how the floor pan must be cut for the shifter, it’s about as clean as you can do it. A floor shifter is a lot more fun than the column shifter!

      Miserable driver? Not any more miserable than most cars designed in the 60s. I’m at 360k+ on mine and drive it as frequently as I can.

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      • Rube Goldberg Member

        I apologize, miserable is a harsh word. I guess challenging, would be better. These were designed in direct competition with the CJ and the Scout, and none were designed for cushy highway travel. They were meant to work, and had few comforts. SUV ‘s have come a long way since these humble beginnings, and many that are used to their cushy SUV’s with chilled cup holders, and such, might be a bit surprised at how these actually drive.

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    • Daniel Perry

      Rube, these are what an “SUV” is supposed to be. Todays fancy excessively priced luxury SUV’s are a blasphemy on the graves of these honest hard working and playing trucks who came before them. A “TRUE” SUV should have very little “luxury” beyond a good radio and a removable top. JMHO we need to get vehicles back to their true purpose, moving people and needed tools and supplies to where we need them and little else.

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  5. chrlsful

    I C an oem roof rack (all the fords that had’em then had that same 1). Look neat but easily bent (just look at the 1 on my bronk).

    Grill looks ’68, scoop? does it mean the body’s settled on the frame’n ac hits notoriously low 60s/70s ford hood?

    Start at $5K & go dwn as the gremlins appear on close inspection…
    Lots of wrk here but might B a fair to average (2, 3 on the 5 pt car scale) restore candidate.
    From 1 Fuller to another Fuller – thanx for the listing !

  6. Dave Mika Member

    Hey, at least it has a Mr. Horsepower floormat!

  7. Jack Hammer

    Den: I am not here to raise a ruckus, but just to clarify, I was referring to the box section frame rails of the chassis, not the windshield. If these are damaged by rust, they will flex and contribute to the cracking of the glass. I’m sorry if I was unclear. Just my opinion, based upon the information provided.

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