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Motor Trend Logo Motor Trend | Slide 2 of 6: The retired engine engineer owner of this car bought it new in November 1968 and used it as a snow plow for five years. After that he commenced converting it for off-road racing. He built the 302 engine with GT40 heads, a special liquid-filled harmonic balancer, and nitrous injection. When configured for off-road racing, it had dual shocks at each corner. Later he turned to drag racing and removed the second shock from each front corner. Of 56 events entered (including the Gravelrama and events at Michigan's Silver Lake Sand Dunes area), he apparently won 47. This racing record reportedly earned him the moniker "The King," which he says was later appropriated for NASCAR driver Richard Petty. Today the owner's grandson is working to restore the Bronco to its former glory.

1968 FORD BRONCO "THE NASTY ONE"

The retired engine engineer owner of this car bought it new in November 1968 and used it as a snow plow for five years. After that he commenced converting it for off-road racing. He built the 302 engine with GT40 heads, a special liquid-filled harmonic balancer, and nitrous injection. When configured for off-road racing, it had dual shocks at each corner. Later he turned to drag racing and removed the second shock from each front corner. Of 56 events entered (including the Gravelrama and events at Michigan's Silver Lake Sand Dunes area), he apparently won 47. This racing record reportedly earned him the moniker "The King," which he says was later appropriated for NASCAR driver Richard Petty. Today the owner's grandson is working to restore the Bronco to its former glory.

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