Art & Speed may have decided to go with a stunning Vista Blue finish with satin and gloss black trim on their 1971 Ford Bronco Vista Blue rebuild, but this Bronco won’t leave you feeling blue at all. Vista Blue was restored from the ground up, receiving plenty of upgrades as they went. The first such upgrade was to the engine—a Ford 302ci V8 bored to a 355ci. A four-barrel Edelbrock carburetor was also added, as well as an aluminum radiator to help pull the heat off of the engine. An MSD electronic ignition and performance headers boost the specs. The transmission is a three speed manual with a Dana 20 transfer case. The Bronco received a 2.5-inch lift, giving plenty of room for off-roading. Warn premium hubs, coupled with ProComp ES9000 shocks complete the backcountry capability.
Inside, the Bronco goes from rugged to strikingly sophisticated. A custom finished dash with custom gauge and switch lay out give total control to the driver. Vintage Air stepped in to provide climate control, leaving the only question to answer whether you’ll be more comfortable with the top on or off. New upholstery with new foam was added to the seats, while the floor is covered in black vinyl.
The sound system is also a major upgrade. Alpine components, including the head unit and a 5 channel amp, lead the charge, followed up with a JL Audio Woofer and Wet Sounds Ultra 6 Core Speaker Bars in both the front and back.