Comedian Kevin Hart is thinning his collection of outrageous vehicles. His vintage 1977 Ford Bronco is one getting culled, and it hits the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas this weekend. Not only is the Bronco customized like no other but it was even part of Jay Leno’s Garage CNBC show premiere promo.
The Kevin Hart Bronco has been upgraded and updated in many ways
The Bronco has been upgraded and updated in many ways. For starters, it is powered by a built fuel-injected 5.0-liter Ford small block. The FI intake manifold comes right off of a GT40. Crane electronic ignition, Ardent Performance custom exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers, and a custom aluminum radiator as just some of the goodies under the hood.
An Optima battery is now hidden under the passenger front seat as opposed to the radiator core support as it is on a stock Bronco. A three-speed automatic transmission and Dana twin-stick transfer case power the four wheels.
For the modified suspension a lift kit is suspended with King coil-over shocks. The 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires wrap 17-inch Fuel wheels in black with red accents. The matching spare gets its own special carrier that swings away to access the rear.
Hart’s Bronco is a high-riding resto-mod off-roader
Firmer bushings and power steering were additions to the build. A Wilwood master cylinder combines with power disc brakes at all four corners. Overall, the Hart Bronco is a high-riding resto-mod off-roader that looks equally at home blasting down a highway.
Inside there is black leather that contrasts nicely with the bright red sheet metal. Stitching matches that red. Now there are custom reclining bucket seats along with a matching back bench, door panels, dash, and roll bar pads.
A tilt steering column has been added, topped off with a three-spoke steering wheel. Black billet aluminum Lokar brake and accelerator pads finish things off. The tube roll cage and three-point seatbelts add safety. A custom console was built featuring a Lokar shifter.
Audio is from a Bluetooth Kenwood head unit featuring USB and Pandora. It powers four JL Audio speakers along with a 10-inch subwoofer and Alpine amplifier all centered in a custom-built panel. Not shown is a Bestop soft-top also in black.
Contrasting black accents are seen throughout Hart’s Bronco
In front, a 9,500 lb Warn winch is bookended by two Rigid LED pods. There is another pod in the rear. For contrast, the LED headlights, Bronco Sport badges, window cranks, locks, door handles, rearview mirror, side mirrors, and fender flares are all painted black.
Barrett Jackson says the Bronco has a mere 700 miles on it. Either Hart didn’t like driving it much or didn’t have time to. Whether one or the other, it is virtually a brand new build.
The auction starts Jun 17-19 in Las Vegas. Estimates for the gavel price are around $57,000. You couldn’t have this Bronco built for twice that price.