One of the coolest things about the first-generation Ford Bronco is how modular it is. Take this 1966 Ford Bronco “half cab” pickup for example. With a set of wrenches and about 15 minutes, it goes from cool mini pickup to a fully open 4×4 beach comber. Add a fabric or lift-off hard top and you’ve got a standard Bronco, and none of it takes more than a few bolts. Cool, right?
The VIN starts with a U14, which means this Bronco has been a half-cab pickup all its life and not a conversion, which was popular back in the day and easy to do today. In truth, the Bronco’s modular nature means there’s no real difference in value, but the cool thing with this one is that it remains quite honest. In today’s world where any old Bronco is desirable, original trucks like this are getting harder to find every day. Code H Sahara Beige with off-white accents is a traditional Bronco look, and it’s possible that most of the paint on this truck is original, although there are a few areas that have obviously been touched up. This one doesn’t appear to have lived its life on the trails, with straight sheet metal, excellent rockers, and fenders that are smooth and ripple-free and haven’t been modified with oversized fender flares. The bed area now wears a spray-in bed liner and offers modest utility and the ability to go just about anywhere with your cargo. Slim chrome bumpers are about the only shiny bits on the body, but the white grille and tall FORD letters on the tailgate ensure nobody will mistake it for anything else.