March 10, 1983 – Ford Bronco II goes on sale

The Ford Bronco II, the younger, and smaller, sibling of the full size Bronco, went on sale on this day in 1983. Debuting 18 years after the original Bronco hit showrooms, the baby Bronco was developed in tandem with the new Ford Ranger and would remain in production through the 1991 model year. Initially available only as a 4×4, a rear wheel drive option was made available for 1986 through the end of production. This was the last 3-door compact SUV Ford produced, UNTIL 2021. Leaked photos of the NEW Ford Bronco just hit the Internet airwaves over the last few days, giving the Jeep Wrangler a run for its money.

The new Ford Bronco, available as both a full size four door and a two door, is set to officially debut this spring. After years of speculation, it seems there is a final design on our hands. What do you think? Screenshots of concepts via

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