Ford Bronco ready for restoration.Enlarge Photo
You may not be able to buy a new 1960s Ford Bronco, but a St. Louis-area firm is offering you the next best—and maybe better—thing.
As originally reported by The Detroit News, Seth Burgett's new Gateway Bronco offers well-heeled shoppers the opportunity to order up a resto-modded 1960s or '70s Bronco almost as though they had walked into a Ford dealer. Buyers can select the options they want and they get to pick between a trio of custom versions almost like trim levels. What's more, unlike a restoration that can take years to complete, Gateway Bronco promises delivery within just two months—or even faster for an expedited fee.
The trio of Broncos on offer include:
The Broncos aren't cheap, starting at $80,000 for the Fuelie and climbing to $160,000 for the Warrior. But they do give buyers a step up on those waiting for Ford to re-introduce the Bronco.
Burgett's firm is in the vein of Texas-based Wagonmaster, which restores Jeep Grand Wagoneers from the 1980s and puts a $50,000-plus pricetag on them. Similarly, Jay Leno recently drove a Dodge Power Wagon that had been restored by Wyoming's Legacy Classic Trucks.