Regional Special Edition: 1974 Ford Bronco

Domestic manufacturers are quite familiar with the tactic involving the creation of special edition vehicles to move inventory off the lot. Today, those trim lines can build up a surprising amount of allure, mostly because no one knows much about them – and such vehicles can be passed off as “rare.” This 1974 Ford Bronco is described as a “Regional Special Edition” by the seller, and has some intriguing features. Find it here on craigslist for $14,500 in Pennsylvania, and thanks to Barn Finds reader Russell G. for the find. 

From the outside, there are some visual cues that tell you this Bronco has some fluffing going on. The fender flares, the two-tone paint, the rally wheels, hand-painted pinstriping – and we haven’t even gotten to the interior yet. The seller notes that the Bronco was sold new in Mississippi, so that’s presumably where it earned its numerous pieces of flair. It also came with a winch bumper, as seen up top.

The two-tone scheme of Grabber Blue and Wimbledon White extended to the interior, with contrasting leather seats accented with a diamond weave and complimented by a padded center console. The backseat and headliner even got this treatment. The seller notes a rollbar has been installed as well. The interior is truly impressive, and hopefully will be restored in the same scheme. No word on floor rust.

Out back, the Ford looks relatively straight but shows signs of rust bubbling through. Note the color-coordinated trailer hitch – this was more than just dress-up, as this special edition kit seemingly took hours of labor to assemble. The seller notes that the Bronco lived mostly in dry-weather states but still needs “renovations.” It comes with a clean Pennsylvania title and Marti Report/build sheet in hand.

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Comments

  1. Gaspumpchas

    Flood car? Rust high and low- too bad, looks cool–could you get one with a 351 w?? Good luck to the new owner Priced pretty high.
    Cheers
    GPC

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  2. David G

    Although a popular swap, no first generation Bronco ever left the factory with one. Price seems high for the amount of body work needed, but these continue to rise in value. Best wishes to the buyer.

  3. Jimmy

    He stated the 351W was dealer installed. With all those goodies and still a single gas tank, you will be stopping for gas daily. Too much rust for his asking price but he does say let’s make a deal so you might get it a few grand cheaper with cash.

  4. Rube Goldberg Member

    Great trucks, never thought I’d see them for 5 figures, they were meant to compete with a CJ or a Scout, and drive and handle similarly, if you know what those are like, it’s no Navigator. Amazing what people will spend their money on.

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  5. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    I will admit I don’t know about special edition Broncos. It would have been nice if the seller included a pic of the Marti Report, that would answer many questions. Otherwise this looks like a fairly elaborate dealer re-work, not unlike some dealers do today.

  6. TimM

    Lots of work and I’m sure there is rust hiding in every corner of this truck!! If your a buyer get it inside as soon as you can or you’ll hear it rusting in the yard!!!

  7. chrlsful

    frnt bumper looks only thing oe to me.

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