Kevin Hart is saying goodbye to his one-of-a-kind 1977 Ford Bronco restomod
We often write about the fabulous new additions to Kevin Hart’s car collection, but the superstar comedian/actor is about to subtract one. Hart’s crazy cool 1977 Ford Bronco custom SUV will cross the block on the final day of this week’s Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, which will be held June 17–19.
The one-of-a-kind 4×4 restomod, which appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage in 2019, is powered by a 5.0-liter fuel-injected 302-cubic-inch V-8 engine with a GT40 upper and lower intake manifold, mated to a three-speed automatic transmission and a Dana twin-stick transfer case. It also features a Crane electronic ignition, powered by an Optima battery hidden under the passenger seat, and has an Ardent Performance custom exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers.
The red-and-black Bronco appears more rugged than its unmodified brethren thanks to a custom suspension package that includes lift kit, King coilover shocks with red springs, and 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires on color-matched 17-inch Fuel wheels. The matching spare is mounted on a custom rear swing-away carrier. Other enhancements include new bushings, power steering, tilt column, billet three-spoke steering wheel, black billet Lokar pedals, and a Wilwood master cylinder with power disc brakes all around.
VIN U15GLY83834 also has aftermarket bumpers with black tow hooks, trailer hitch receiver, heavy-duty 9500-pound WARN winch, two Rigid LED pods up front and one in the rear, body-matching roll cage, and—to coordinate with the red-and-black color scheme—black LED headlights, Bronco Sport emblems, billet window cranks, billet rear view mirror, door handles, locks, side mirrors, and fender flares. A new black Bestop soft-top is included in the sale.
Inside, Hart’s Bronco features custom, reclining front bucket seats with retracting three-point seatbelts, back bench, door panels, dash and roll bar pads professionally upholstered in black leather with red stitching, an AutoMeter LED speedometer, and custom console with Lokar shifter, LED rocker switches and AutoMeter gauges for fuel, voltage, coolant, and transmission fluid readings. Entertainment features include a Bluetooth/USB/Pandora Kenwood unit connected to four JL Audio speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer, all housed in custom-built panels and powered by a hidden Alpine amp.
The odometer shows just 700 miles since completion. Judging from Hart’s hilarious exchange with Leno (at about the three-minute mark), he hasn’t off-roaded the Bronco much. Leno describes the 4×4 as “nice,” and suggests, “I think for a guy like yourself … it goes off-road occasionally. I think that’s good.”
“Occasionally? What you talking about occasionally, Jay? I think you need to get a good look at this truck, OK?”
Hart extols the Bronco’s ability to pull out a tree so he can “bring it home,” and he points to the front wheelwell and encourages Leno to “look at all this stuff.”
When Leno asks where Hart has taken it off road, he answers, “Laurel Canyon … Coldwater Canyon, Laurel Canyon—the canyons.”
“So you get off the road accidentally,” Leno says.
Leno’s show valued Hart’s restomod at $57,000 two years ago, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it sell for much more than that. Hart is known for his love of high-end custom American metal, and for like-minded Blue Oval enthusiasts looking for something extraordinary, this Bronco checks all the boxes.