Bronco Spotlight: Double Take! Build No. 89
It’s hard to imagine any Gateway Bronco could be a “sleeper” given the high-impact style, state-of-the-art technology and luxurious appointments crafted into each of our custom Ford Broncos. But if any could qualify, it might be build number 89. This is our Bronco spotlight for Bronco build number 89.
The bright orange paint and Wimbledon White hardtop will surely attract attention, but the uncut wheelwells and vintage-style wheels and hubcaps of this 1974 Fuelie Edition™ disguise its true capabilities. “It is a unique vehicle purposely designed to look completely vintage, but feature modern performance,” said Gateway Bronco founder and CEO Seth Burgett.
Beneath that stock appearing wrapper are the elite features that set a Gateway Bronco apart. Built on an original 1974 chassis, this Bronco is ready for any adventure thanks to its Bilstein suspension, San Felipe roll bar, LED lighting, BFGoodrich 33-inch tires, and Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes. The Ford Coyote 5.0-liter V8 delivers a stout 460 horsepower with 420 ft-lbs of torque.
The interior takes a slightly less subtle approach than the exterior, with premium white leather coverings with orange pick stitching. The charcoal German square weave carpet provides a nice contrast. Warm and natural details such as Gateway Bronco’s signature custom barnwood bed and Shelby GT350 Sport steering wheel work with modern comforts such as heated and cooled high-back seats, air conditioning, a rearview mirror backup camera, Apple Car Play and power retractable steps for ease of entry and exit.
The owner of build number 89 is no stranger to the Bronco life and had a clear vision for her SUV. “She is very much a Bronco fan,” Burgett said. “She’d had a couple in the past, and decided to go to the next level with the build and gain the reliability and technical sophistication of the Coyote platform. Although she had two manual Broncos before this, she wanted to go with the 10-speed automatic.”
Is it possible a Gateway Bronco can be perceived as both a head-turning custom and a vintage-style sleeper? It’s not easy to navigate between two extremes, but this Bronco appears ready to follow either trail.
What trails will your imagination blaze when designing the perfect Bronco with the Gateway Bronco team?
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