The only year for round headlights on the big-body Bronco.
There's no denying the fact that the first-gen Ford Bronco gets the lion's share of attention from collectors, but if you want a Bronco that is guaranteed to stand out at car shows, check out this 1978 Ford Bronco. Fully restored and ready to show, this big Bronco looks good and sounds even better, and it's being sold through Showdown Auto.
The second-generation Bronco was only offered for the 1978 and 1979 model years, and the 1978s were the only big-body Broncos that had round headlights. What really makes this 1978 Bronco collectible is its overall condition that is super clean everywhere you look thanks to a comprehensive restoration. Not only was the Bronco painted in its original yellow color, but the interior, undercarriage and engine compartment are ready to show. As the bright yellow paint job carries over into the cabin, the extensive brown interior is a flashback to the 1970s, and it all looks as clean and straight as the Bronco's exterior.
If you thought a fully restored second-gen Bronco couldn't get any better, just wait until you hear this bad boy get fired up. To power those monster 33x12.50-inch BFGoodrich tires, this Bronco has upgraded to a 400 cubic-inch V8 with a mild cam and a dual Flowmaster exhaust that belts out a glorious note. The engine mates to a four-speed manual transmission, and the truck is sure to be a perfect cruiser thanks to power steering, power disc front brakes and ice-cold air conditioning.
And if you need proof, just check out this video to hear that V8 rumble:
Showdown Auto has this show-ready 1978 Ford Bronco listed for $54,995,