Top 10 Ford Bronco Celebrity Owners
When the Bronco was first introduced in 1966, its biggest asset was the fact that this model blurred the line between dependable workhorse and capable but fun 4x4. This made it popular not just with farmers and border patrol officers but also with surfers, campers, and people looking for lifestyle vehicles. This unique profile was a magnet for customers among ordinary people, and it also attracted many celebrity owners. Even today, the classic Bronco, with its unmistakable design and rugged charm, is a trendy vehicle in celebrity circles. Famous people from the movie business, the music industry, and even renowned athletes love their Broncos and drive them regularly.
You will notice that most of the cars on the list are classic, first-generation models which are now extremely sought-after by collectors, but since Ford announced that over 230,000 people reserved the 2021 Bronco, we are sure that the new model will have its fair share of celebrity owners and admirers.
Television personality and music executive Simon Cowell might have owned a Bugatti Veyron, but his custom, triple-black 1977 Ford Bronco is way cooler. Cowell commissioned a unique build that featured a full lift-kit, special exhaust, suspension, wheels, and brakes kit. Of course, the engine was not forgotten, and under the hood is Ford Racing V8 with 340 hp on tap.
It is incredible that Ted Nugent's musical career spans over six decades, and it is even more remarkable that is how long he has been a vivid fan of the Ford Bronco. He bought his first Bronco in 1972, and since then, he owned countless examples and various generations of his favorite off-road vehicle. From mint 1966 early model over the customized 1990 Bronco with the zebra paint job. It is safe to say that Nugent will be getting the new one, as well.
Famous TV personality, car connoisseur of the highest order, and certified Ford fan, Jay Leno's car collection wouldn't be complete without a Bronco. But, knowing Leno, his 1968 Bronco is nothing short of astonishing, and he performed a full-on custom job featuring 760 hp supercharged V8 straight from 2020 Shelby GT500. Of course, to handle that much power, the dark blue Bronco was thoroughly upgraded with special suspension, chassis reinforcements, and brakes.
When a major country music star makes a tribute song about a vehicle, you know that they have an extraordinary bond with that ride. This is exactly the story between Luke Bryan and his yellow 1972 Bronco. Bryan enjoyed his open-top off-roader so much that he wrote a popular song, appropriately named "My Ol' Bronco."
One of the first modern-day celebrities who fell for classic Ford Bronco's charms was TV actor Kiefer Sutherland. His '73 Bronco was customized by the famous Chip Foose shop and featured a custom interior, roll cage, chrome wheels, and upgraded drivetrain. Kiefer acquired this vehicle back in 2013 and used it regularly.
The Irish-born actor has been in the Hollywood spotlight since the early 2000s. After numerous critically-acclaimed roles and millions of dollars on his bank account, you would think that Farrell would indulge himself in some exotic and expensive machinery. However, one of his favorite cars in the early '90s Bronco he owned for years. We have to say that owning, what appears to be stock Bronco, is a smart move and helps Ferrell avoid the paparazzi.
The name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta probably doesn't mean a lot to you, but Lady Gaga certainly does. The incredibly successful pop singer and actress have a very impressive car collection and taste for classic American iron. Apart from 1966 Mustang and bright-red 1993 Ford F-150 Lightning, Lady Gaga has a custom 1967 Ford Bronco. The sky-blue Bronco appears to be stock from the outside, but it is equipped with a modern 5.0-liter V8 and few custom details.
Apart from his colleagues from Hollywood and the rest of the A-list celebrities, Jeremy Piven's brown 1977 Bronco looks fairly stock and almost neglected. The actor can be often seen cruising L.A.'s boulevards in his open-top off-roader, and the car is well-used, which is something that every Bronco fan loves to see. Too many times, cool cars are just collecting dust in well-hidden garages, but fortunately, this is not the case with Piven's Bronco.
You would expect that the guys like three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart go for some high-powered, high-speed machinery as their everyday transport. That is why it is so interesting to see Stewart using his 1979 Ford Bronco as his daily. Even though the '79 Bronco comes with V8 power, it is far from being fast, at least not fast as NASCAR driver is accustomed to. His Bronco looks like a well-preserved Freewheelin' model, which was a cool option on the late '70s models.
Among all the stars who enjoyed their Broncos on a regular basis, there was one Hollywood celebrity that lost its prized light-blue example in 2018 wildfires, which affected the Malibu area. Scottish actor Gerard Butler was one of the most prominent Bronco owners until the unfortunate disaster destroyed all the cars in his driveway, including the nicely restored and cool-looking Bronco. We hope that he will get himself another one, and maybe he is the one of those 230,000 people that ordered the 2021 model.
Even though Al Cowlings is an accomplished athlete and NFL star, most people will recognize him as the guy behind the wheel of the infamous white 1993 Bronco is one of the defining moments caught on live TV. Cowlings was the owner and driver of the said Bronco with his friend O.J. Simpson as the passenger during the eponymous "chase" on down the Highway 405 in Los Angeles in 1994.
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