1983 Ford Bronco XLT Lariat

1983 Ford Bronco XLT Lariat Sport Utility 2-Door

Technical specifications of Ford Bronco 1983

Price: -
Item location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Bronco
Type: SUV
Trim: XLT Lariat Sport Utility 2-Door
Year: 1983
Mileage: 127,000
VIN: 1FMEU15Y9DLA66917
Color: Red
Engine size: 4.9L 4917CC 300Cu. In. l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Tan
Options: Power Steering, Power Brakes, 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This listing is for a 1983 Ford Bronco XLT Lariat. This truck is an on-going project, but it runs well enough for me to use as a second vehicle 3-4 times per week. It's had over $3000 in parts/work over the past 2 years. Drives straight with all new suspension. This is an Arizona Ford Bronco all its life without any rust issues.
I've owned this Bronco for about 10 months. I had plans to fully restore it and bought the highest quality parts as we began work on it. I now have a full-time job and a business that I run so I just don't have the time or the garage space for this Bronco. We share one car in the household and this Bronco has served as my backup daily driver for running errands around Phoenix/Scottsdale and I also like to throw my mountain bike in the back and go try out new trails (on the mountain bike). Bronco has not been taken off-road once since all of the work was done.
Engine/Mechanical/Steering/Suspension (if part is listed as new, it was installed in the past 10 months or less, unless otherwise noted):
-4.9L/300 In-Line 6-Cylinder, Auto Transmission
-Drips a drop of oil every day or two
-Car starts easily and does not stall
-Drives straight
-4x4 works
-It will not pass Smog/Emissions because all the smog equipment was removed by previous owner
-New Edelbrock carburetor installed about a year ago by previous owner - approx $400
-New battery
-New Powermaster 150 amp alternator - $193+install
-New spark plugs, wires, distributor, installed about a year ago by previous owner
-New water pump, thermostat, thermostat housing & gasket
-New hoses and lines
-New dual electric cooling fans - $297+install
-New engine mounts and transmission mount
-New tie rod ends, new ball joints, all new front suspension bushings everywhere (every bushing has been replaced on the front end) cost over $600 w/labor. Used polyurethane bushings and mostly Moog suspension parts.
-New front coils, new Rancho 5000 shocks all around
-Two new wheel bearings
-New front rotors and brake pads
-Passenger-side rear brake is missing but all missing parts to rebuild it will be included in the sale. This means the truck currently runs w/ 3 brakes and brake line is pinched off. It's worked out fine so far but should probably be fixed by new owner. Parking brake does not work.
-All new fluids
Body (please view YouTube videos for detailed walk through):
-Car looks great from 50 feet away
-Has dings, peeling paint, damage to driver door
-Missing exterior trim on driver-side
-No hard-top (I've seen people giving them away for free on Craigslist)
-Has a professionally installed soft-top. Has some small rips near tailgate. Being able to remove the window portions, makes driving this truck really fun in nice weather.
-Bought new body mounts, some of them have been installed, the rest will come with the truck
-New Black Daytona Wheels from LMC Truck installed about 2 years ago. Have about 3k miles on them. $89.95 each on LMCTruck.com.
-New 31" BFGs installed about 2 years ago. Have about 3-4k miles on them but are showing some signs of wear. Not bad, just don't look brand new anymore.
-New headlights and taillights
Interior (video coming soon):
-Ignition cylinder is broken on steering column. Meaning you have to start the car by sliding a rod (not sure what it's called) down steering column and then use an installed push-button to start it. Easy to do. Because of this no key is needed to start the car.
-Has the split bench in the front and bench in the back allowing seating for 6. Currently only driver, passenger, and rear-center seatbelts work. This means you only have seatbelts for 3 at this time.
-I would say that everything should be replaced on the interior. Seats have rips. Headliner has rips. Carpet is really old. Dash has cracks.
-$700 Kenwood stereo was installed by previous owner about 2-3 years ago. Very poor quality installation. Stereo has fallen into the dash. CD player and radio seem to work ok. New speakers in front doors.
-Grant Steering wheel.
-Door panels were replaced with ones from LMCTruck.com but have some scuffs. They are structurally sound but have scratches and should be refurbished.
-Speedometer and odometer don't work; other gauges work
-Heater & AC don't work. New heater-core was installed but it's bypassed because mechanic didn't have correct hose. Forgot to go back and get hoses installed.
-Driver window rolls down on its own because of damage to driver door; passenger window is closed but stuck off-track; rear-tailgate window works.
About this Bronco:
-Clean title. Carfax shows car was purchased new in AZ in 1983. Had one accident in the 1990s.
-Odometer shows 3,xxx miles. It has obviously rolled over. Title shows 127,000 miles.
YouTube Videos:
-Exterior walkthrough - https://youtu.be/xjY90Inh-G4
-Test Drive - https://youtu.be/1arhhzn-vKQ
-Under the Bronco - https://youtu.be/UTDub8uupf8
-Interior walkthrough - Coming soon.

---$350 Deposit required via PayPal within 24 hours.

---Cash or wire transfer only for balance due within 3 days. I have Clean AZ title in hand.


I want the buyer to be satisfied with his or her purchase. I want you to feel comfortable that you got as much info as you need to make an informed purchase decision. I encourage potential buyers to call or email with any and all questions or to come see the vehicle in person if local. Please contact me through Ebay for my phone number. Be sure to watch all youtube videos. I always urge buyers to get an independent inspection.

For out-of-state buyers, I will provide garage storage for up to 2 weeks after full payment is made to allow for shipping arrangements. Please note, that you will need to insure the vehicle within 2 business days of submitting complete payment. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. We will assist the shipping company with the loading of the vehicle. This vehicle is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end listing at any time.

Please ask any and all questions before you hit the Buy It Now button.

***Deposit required within 24 hours after auction end. Full payment due 3 days after auction end.***

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