“Big Oly” is unequivocally one of, if not the most iconic American-made desert racing truck of all time. Originally known as the “Crazy Colt,” before an Olympian Beer title sponsorship livery gave way to the “Big Oly” monicker, the heavily modified Bronco marked one of the first entirely purpose-built competition off-road trucks, and would go on to win back-to-back Baja 1000 races in ’71 and ’72. Nearly half-a-century-later, and with Ford having finally pulled the cover of its 2021 Bronco, legendary auto-tuning outfit, Saleen has opted to introduce a modern Bronco-based off-roader that pays tribute to Big Oly.
The ruggedized Bronco sports a Salon front bumper with an integrated lighter and forged carbon fiber skid plate, forged carbon grille surround, composite fenders and quarter panels, Saleen power hood, twin A-pillar mount LED lights, roof-mounted light-bar, rocker panel guards, off-road rims wrapped in all-terrain tires, a custom rack-equipped removable roof, an adjustable roof spoiler, rear tire carrier and bumper, and a Big Oly-inspired livery. And while the Corona, California company hasn’t yet specified, it’s safe to assume the Saleen Bronco will be offered with numerous up-specced engine options and a bevy of other performance parts. For more information, you can visit Saleen’s website linked below.