The original classic Ford Bronco has become more relevant lately, thanks to the upcoming release of the all new version of it. The classic 1966 Bronco will make its way to this year’s 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas to be displayed before it heads to an auction later in the year.
In collaboration with WD-40, Vaccar built this custom first-generation Bronco to mimic the many uses of the brand. It had been designed with a unique blue and yellow livery on the exterior, accented with a single black horizontal line that runs through the sides, as well as the mirror caps and blacked out roof. The front fascia gets a bright yellow frame that matches the same shade of yellow around the wheels. There is also a WD-40 logo that is etched on the front fender.
From the looks of it, the Ford Bronco had also been raised up a little and has got a larger set of wheels wrapped in off-road tires. Though not everybody may be fond of the design of the WD-40 themed Bronco, with the blue finish and bright yellow accents - just like that of Ikea. Take note that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Under the hood of the Ford Bronco is a biturbo EcoBoost engine, but we are unsure whether it is a four-, six-, or eight-cylinder motor. Though we do believe that it might be a biturbo V6, similar to what the Raptor currently has. This gives out a healthy 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) and 510 pound-feet (691 Newton-metres) of torque.
Aaron Vaccar said that the WD-40/SEMA Cares Boosted Bronco is a tribute to the traditional hot-rod standards of execution and finish with a one of a kind vehicle.
To give the classic a modern take, it had been equipped with an EcoBoost drivetrain, that also gives it a turbocharged power and efficiency for the future. We cannot think of another brand that would be as fitting as the WD-40 when partnering with the Bronco, that will generate the same amount of excitement from off-road and automotive enthusiasts.
Later this year when the Bronco finally goes on auction at SEMA, all benefits will go to SEMA Cares and this will be used to help Childhelp and SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. The former aims to provide services to children who had been neglected, while the latter offers scholarships to students entering the automotive aftermarket.
If you would like to check out the Boosted Bronco, head over to Las Vegas next month to see the actual thing. It will then be auctioned at the WD-40 booth at SEMA on October 31st.