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1966 Ford Bronco U14 Half Cab

1966 Ford Bronco

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Bronco
Year: 1966
Mileage: 100,529
VIN: U14FL748225
Color: Blue
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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Description for Ford Bronco 1966

Sweet little first-year Bronco. Two owners since 1968; the previous owner is a doctor who purchased it from a Denver Ford dealer's used car lot (it was sold new in Denver, lso) and I am the current owner, aving purchased it from him three years ago.

This is an original, ncut survivor that has not been molested, estored or altered. It has the reliable straight-six and three-on-the-tree shifter. It had one respray in the mid-1970s in the original Arcadian Blue and the driver's floor pan was replaced at that same time. I replaced both door strikers and the floor channel that runs between them, ut all other metal is original.

The VIN is U14FL748225. That breaks down to:U14 – Half cab;F – 6 cylinder, 70 cubic-inch motor;L – Assembled at the Michigan truck plant;748225 – Built in September 1965.

Below the VIN the other build codes are:092 – 92” wheelbase;F – Arcadian Blue paint;U140 – U-100 half cab;197 – Body/trim code where 1 = bench front seat and 97 = half cab top;C – 3-speed transmission;03 – 4.11 axle gear ratio;51 – DSO (district sales office) Denver.

This is a first-year Bronco with many unique features not found in later years.

Exterior -Eyebrow grille,Headlight surrounds without adjustors,White turn signal lamps,Tail lights without backup lights,Tailgate body line,1966-1968 removable door tops,Door lock above body line,Straight bumper ends,1966-1968 fold down windshield frame catch and hood loop,Windshield frame has square holes to mount vacuum wipers,Vacuum wipers,Rocker panel racing stripe,Forward mounted rear shocks,Fill plug position on 9″ rear axle is unique,Brass 90-degree fill plug on Dana 30 front axle. Interior -Gray dash,Dash knobs are unique,1966-1967 “pencil style” dash pad,Horizontal speaker grill,Door and window crank handles have side set-screws,Non-locking transfer case shifter,Transfer case shifter boot,Driver-side metal fresh-air box,VIN tag on driver-side kick panel,“Rain gutter” above the pedals,1966-1967 black pull-to-release seat belts,Speedometer tick marks outside the numbers,No indentation on driver-side seat box for the chrome Ford emblem. Engine Compartment -Oil bath air cleaner,Radiator has fill cap offset to the driver side,Single-reservoir master cylinder,Hood bracing,Windshield washer fluid bag.

The truck runs great, rives great, ooks great and has no major issues. The seals where the shift rods enter the transmission have recently started to seep oil, ut there have been no other oil leaks in the time I've owned it.

There is some rust that has not been fixed. There is a large rust hole in the passenger-side engine bay in front of the firewall (a common problem) and three small rust holes in the bed; two are from bolted-on channels that trapped water (the channels were used to locate the front tires of the previous owner's dirt bikes) and the third is in the right rear corner of the bed. See the last four pictures. Also, he passenger side kick panel has rust, ut has not rusted through. I sealed it when I replaced the door strikers. There is also some rust bubbling under the paint in the bottom right corner of the driver's door and in the bottom right corner of the tailgate. It was a hard decision to leave these fairly easy fixes to another day because fixing them meant a respray and I so love the "survivor" looks, ven if it was sprayed almost 40 years ago. The rust areas are not an issue because I live in Phoenix and I only drive it for pleasure.

No reserve other than the starting price. Feel free to ask questions during the auction and I'll provide as much information as possible. Thank you.