It turns out that the Bronco was built as part of a builder’s challenge for the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. The shop that built the truck, Vintage Iron and Restoration of Scottsdale, Arizona, wasn’t named in the dossier for the auction, but it reportedly dismantled an accident-free 1978 Bronco for the build and spent the next two years piecing it back together as something new.
With some top-notch fabrication skills, the shop grafted components from the front end from a late-model Ford F-250 Super Duty, including the headlights and grille, onto the Bronco. It also received some modern Ford taillights and chromed Super Duty wheels to complete the look.
The interior has been redone by installing powered components from one of Ford’s King Ranch edition trucks. The two-tone leather seats add a premium look and feel to the off-road-capable truck, and complement the modern amenities within the old platform.
Under the hood is a brand new Ford Performance 5.0-liter Coyote…