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1981 Ford Bronco Montana Lobo concept

10 October 2017

The Ford Bronco Montana Lobo is a concept vehicle that the American manufacturer debuted at the 1981 Chicago Auto Show.

We love concept vehicles, because they showcase ingenuity, future vision and sometimes the downright absurd.

This Bronco Montana Lobo is and oldie but still has some appeal as a  V8 off-road machine.

This concept was based on a 1977 Bronco with a 5.0-liter V8 engine and in ’81 the Bronco Montana Lobo stole the show in Chicago as a futuristic take on the reputable off roader.  Its side exhausts and bubble Plexiglas doors that were actually removable were somewhat revolutionary. Other modifications include inclined windshield, side louvers, and roof-mounted extra lights with an airfoil on top.

Ford also gave this concept a retractable loading ramp at the back and added side storage compartments into the bed and installed an integrated winch. Most unusual were the foam bumpers . Another feature was the digital instrument cluster and ventilated seats, which were certainly not standard 36 years ago.