Ford Performance and SEMA Garage partnered up with Jay Leno for this 1968 Ford Bronco build that premiered in Las Vegas at SEMA.
What started off as a joke, finished on the show floor of the 2019 SEMA Show. Back in February 2014, on the eve of Jay Leno’s last taping, fellow late-night TV host Craig Ferguson parked the 1968 Bronco in Leno’s spot, as a prank.
Little did Ferguson know; Jay Leno opportunely accepted the gift as he knew the value of the iconic Bronco. The SUV sat in his garage unrestored for a couple of years. Until now.
During the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ford unveiled the fully restored 1968 Bronco wagon.
Built in collaboration by Ford Performance and SEMA Garage the vehicle was brought back to its former glory and much, much more.
It started off with the help of Kincer Chassis who built the chassis and installed the Bronco’s new heart, the engine from the all-new Mustang Shelby GT500.
Jay Leno’s 1968 Ford Bronco wagon is indeed powered by Ford Performance’s 5.2-litre supercharged V8 engine pumping more than 740 hp.
“Bronco was an iconic vehicle that was many things to many people,” said Jay Leno. “The Bronco was bought to use on the farm or to take your date to the prom and was comfortable in any of these environments. The idea of having a classic Bronco upgraded with modern handling, performance and braking really makes it the best of both worlds.”
A plethora of tweaks, customizations and restoration were done on this unique ’68 Bronco. Leno will detail everything in an upcoming video on his YouTube channel “Jay Leno’s Garage”