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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.