Bronco Aftermarket Vintage Style Tire Cover

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BRONCO FIRST GENERATION 1966-1977
Donald Frey and Lee Iacocca, the same great minds who designed the Ford Mustang, designed the Bronco as an off-road vehicle that could compete with the Jeep CJ. Originally the Bronco was very small, much like the CJ, though it came in three different body styles. You could get a station wagon, a half-cab, or a roadster.

One of these became immediately more popular than the others. The roadster’s fun look couldn’t make up for its impracticality. The roadster was taken out of the market in 1968.

The half-cab was an innovative design, but it wasn’t well received. It looked like a baby pickup, and the half-cab was taken out in 1972. After that, the only body style was the wagon that’s become the iconic style we all know as the Bronco.

The three-door wagon was the clear winner in terms of body styles. With four-wheel drive, the Bronco was designed to tackle any terrain. It quickly became a serious competitor to Jeep despite a late entry into the market.

The first Bronco didn’t come with many comfort features. It had a spartan inside that spoke to the rugged personality Ford wanted the Bronco to embody. You could purchase a variety of accessories for early Broncos, including a snowplow, a winch, and a posthole digger. It was the do-it-all go-anywhere vehicle.

The Bronco was initially very successful. In its first year alone the Bronco sold nearly 24 thousand units, but that wasn’t even the most popular year. The most popular year of Bronco was 1974, when the Bronco sold nearly 26 thousand units.

Unfortunately, shortly after that sales began to taper off.

Ford wasn’t the only automaker who wanted an answer to the Jeep. Chevy’s Blazer (or the GMC Jimmy) entered the SUV market in 1969. As the latest contestant to enter an increasingly competitive market, the first couple years of the Blazer’s life were marked by light sales, but that quickly changed.

Chevy’s stunning innovation was to use a shortened version of their pickup truck in order to decrease production costs. This allowed Chevy to offer a large range of engine options at little additional cost because they were essentially making the same truck they already had been. It also meant they had more luxury options and transmission options. Including an automatic transmission, which the Bronco didn’t gain until 1973.

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