The introduction of the 2021 Ford Bronco is going to be a huge moment for the Blue Oval. The off-road oriented 4×4 has long been one of the most beloved Ford models to ever come out of Dearborn, with the newest generation marking the end of a quarter-century hiatus for the Bronco. While information about the 2021 Bronco has been hard to come by, automotive outlets have reported endlessly on the various patent filings and Bronco trademarks that Ford has been cooking up to try and get some hints. While we wait for Ford to release the Bronco, we’ve found ourselves looking at some of the vintage trucks available for sale right now, like this RMD Garages example.
This incredible 1969 Ford Bronco was built by RMD Garages in Los Angeles for SEMA 2016, and it was designed to “handle the apocalypse with style,” according to the shops YouTube channel. RMD Garages certainly made sure that the style portion of that mission was covered, as this matte olive 4×4 SUV looks absolutely menacing. Fender flares and a set of Go Rhino running boards finished in shadow gray help to beef up the Bronco, as do the Go Rhino bumpers at the front and rear. The front grille is custom and appears to draw inspiration from the 2004 Bronco concept, especially when paired with the upgraded headlight and taillight combo. The cut-down steel doors and custom roll cage come together to round out the end-times style cues.
Under the one-off hood sits a 5.0-liter Ford V8 engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The V8 is fitted with a trick Borla throttle-body induction system that looks the business, as well as a custom Borla exhaust out back. An upgraded aluminum radiator handles cooling duty, while a 14-inch Wilwood front disc brakes conversion makes sure this 4×4 can stop in a hurry. Other performance upgrades include a 6-inch Skyjacker suspension lift and custom painted Monster Wheels wrapped in 35-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires.
Inside the open top off-roader you’ll find a handcrafted leather interior finished in a stunning peanut butter color. The dashboard is also a custom unit and features a set of Classic Instruments digital gauges to modernize the Bronco a bit, along with the Bluetooth-ready Kicker audio system.
A build this extensive is never cheap, which is made evident by the $149,800 eBay price resulting in a no sale. This truck has come up for sale a few times over the last few years, which means you might be able to get a deal on it if you contact Chicago Motor Cars.