Bill Stroppe, a Californian was closely associated with Henry Ford for several decades since the early fifties. Stroppe who loved speed built and modified some of the best off-road cars and SUVs. At one time he built several models for moguls such as actor Steve McQueen and singer George Harrison. He even maintained Ford built Broncos at the White House.
During his life, Bill Stroppe modified over 600 Ford made Bronco’s that had heavy-duty suspension and exhaust noise reducing systems, specially made seats, etc. His overall objective was to make the most toughest SUV that can take on any rough terrain.
To commemorate Bill Stroppe designed Ford Baja* Bronco’s in off-road events, Ford in 1971 decided to make a special limited run of 500 or so Bronco’s as a tribute to the legendary off-road racing specialist.
* the word Baja has been in use since 1967 when the first official race was conducted in the Californian Baja desert (though known as California since it borders the state of California, technically this place belongs to a state called Tijuana in Mexico). Baja is now a generic term for any specially built tough off-road vehicles.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Removable roof cover|
|- Non-opening bonnet and doors|
|- Only 714 pieces made|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13.5 x 7 x 6|
|Color||Orange / White|