3 October 2016

Instagram Jump Start: Familiar-looking ’76 Bronco busts its way to the top

We have an admission: Earlier this spring we saw a sweet 1976 Ford Bronco for sale just a few miles from Hagerty’s home offices in Traverse City, Mich., and the first photo we posted on Instagram was so popular that we waited a while and posted a different one. That one was so popular that we decided to post a third.

We’ve officially run out of photos. You, on the other hand, haven’t run out of appreciation for FoMoCo’s iconic Off-Road Vehicle. Our most recent image of the eye-catching black Bronco was the most popular post on HagertyClassicCars during the past week. Here are the top five:

  1. 1976 Ford Bronco (1,412 likes) – Ford introduced the Bronco Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) in 1966. Ten years later, still in its first generation, the '76 Bronco featured a host of upgrades including standard factory front disc brakes. This modified Bronco carries a 302-cid V-8.
    Ford Bronco
  2. 1962 Ford Thunderbird (1,315) – Built in Wixom, Mich., this 1962 Ford Thunderbird features bucket seats, Swing-Away steering wheel, air conditioning and power windows, brakes and steering – as well as a personalized plate that Frank, Dean and Sammy would approve of.
    Ford Thunderbird
  3. 1968 Dodge Custom Sportsman (1,141) – The engine in the 1968 Dodge Custom Sportsman is situated between the driver and front passenger, a design feature referred to as Forward Control styling. While the engine’s location helped balance the weight, it also increased cabin noise and heat.
    Dodge Custom Sportsman
  4. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette (1,087) – Last in the C2 series, the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray is known for its one-year-only hood and the addition of five small fender vents behind the front wheels – replacing three larger vents on previous models.
    Chevy Corvette Sting Ray
  5. 1956 Chevrolet Nomad wagon (1,067) – Of the 1,574,740 cars and trucks that Chevrolet built in 1956, only 7,885 were two-door Nomad wagons. Base price was $2,608, equal to about $23,017 in today’s economy.
    Chevy Nomad

One We Love But You Only Liked – Every week there’s a photo that we think deserved a lot more “likes” than it received. This one – featuring the dash of a 1931 Ford Model A hot rod – is one of those.
Ford Model A

Best of the Rest – We’ve been watching your Instagram page, @lynzpayne, and you are one giant Mopar fan. You’re also a solid photographer, and we thought it was about time that we told you so. Of all the great automotive photos not on HagertyClassicCars, we chose your rear-end shot of a timeless ‘Cuda as our favorite of the week. You go, girl.
Plymouth Cuda

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