Unique-build 1974 Ford Bronco turned into a vintage-style woody

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The Bronco has been customized with a well-crafted woody body

Can’t make up your mind whether to get a classic woody wagon or a rugged off-road truck?  Well, now you don’t have to decide because the Pick of the Day is a unique combination of both.

The 1974 Ford Bronco woody is a custom hardtop the likes of which few could ever imagine, much less have the temerity to actually create.  While it’s basically a Bronco 4X4, someone has skillfully and artistically grafted onto it a replicated wooden body that looks like it came straight off a 1940s Ford wagon, but scaled to fit the short-wheelbase SUV.

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The SUV looks to be in excellent condition

“This unique 1974 woody-style Bronco is an extremely unorthodox build,” notes the Biloxi, Mississippi, dealer advertising the vehicle on ClassicCars.com. “We can almost assure you that you have not seen anything like it.

“The deep green really catches the eye along with marine-grade wood for a hardened retro aesthetic… The exterior isn’t the only thing with beautiful marine-grade wood. The headliner, window frames, door trim, surfboard-style rearview mirror, and steering wheel are all wood as well. The seats are vintage-style leather.”

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The wood trim extends to the interior as well

The gallery of photos shows a most-interesting Bronco, beautifully finished and done in such a way that you could almost believe it came like this.  The woodwork looks authentic and tastefully applied, and the paint looks fresh. The interior is equally impressive, especially the plank-style wooden headliner that looks straight out of a vintage wood wagon.

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The Bronco is powered by a 302cid V8 and 4-speed automatic transmission, and has such modern features as power steering, power brakes and air-conditioning.

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Off-road creds are affirmed with a 3.5-inch lift and all-terrain tires

As well as being a cruise-ready woody wagon, the Bronco is set up for full-on off-roading, with a 3.5-inch lift and 31-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires.  Personally, I would think twice before subjecting this unusual and immaculate Bronco woody to a trek into wild country, and risk scratching or dinging its strangely wonderful body.

First-gen 4-wheel-drive Broncos have risen precipitously in value during the past few years, especially when presented in pristine condition, as this one seems to be. Add in the nicely done wooden bodywork, and it’s hard to fault the dealer for asking a stout $69,900.

Whether toting your boards to the beach or cruising downtown, the unique custom is guaranteed to get you plenty of attention.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Ordinarily I would prefer an early Bronco that is all stock, but this truck is beautiful! It’s unique, has just the right stance , and just the right vintage appeal.

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