Ford has electrified its fan base with the announcement of the return of the Bronco nameplate, so it’s only logical the original classic is becoming a very fashionable off-roader.
And with SEMA approaching it’s even better to have a classic Ford Bronco lying around – especially if this bespoke example set to grace the worldwide audience of the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas will afterwards hit the auction block, with all proceeds going to charity. The unique Bronco – from 1966, even though it doesn’t show its age – is the result of a partnership between Vaccar and, obviously, WD-40, referencing the company’s Multi-Use range of products with this custom blue-and-yellow exterior. The blue-dominant body has a median black horizontal pinstripe, while the front end and wheel accents get a bright yellow finish.
Since it’s for SEMA we’re not really going to question the polarizing finish and we’re going to notice the classic is ditching the old powertrain in favor of a modern, biturbo EcoBoost engine, most likely the healthy V6 found under the F-150 Raptor’s hood, where it produces 450 horsepower (335 kilowatts) and 510 pound-feet (691 Newton-meters) of torque. “The WD-40/SEMA Cares Boosted Bronco allows us to pay tribute to traditional hot-rodding standards of execution and finish with a first-of-its-kind vehicle,” said Aaron Vaccar. “The EcoBoost drivetrain will give the cult classic a modern spin and turbocharged power and efficiency for the future.”