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#1

Welcome to the official BranCo car company thread! We were founded in July of 1949 on the north coast of

Gasmea by a Josepi Bran. This is where I’ll put all of my stuff, not always chronological.

                                       **1996 BranCo Mouser M/U**

                                _The CMT-03 began design in October 1994,

                                 as a tougher, small, more efficient version of 

                                 the '81-'96 m/u full size light pick-up truck._
  • 2.5L CS Inline-4

  • 5LM-40 Transmission

  • Solid axle with coil springs front and rear

The Mouser M/U is The beefy, basic and cheap 2-wd compact pick-up truck.
With no luxury options, a solid front axle, EFI L-4 and a 5-speed nothing stops this thing, only the inevitable defective one that passes through quality control.

thats it for now.


#2

I like it, a real workhorse that looks unbreakable.


#3

The '65-'72 BranCo Le Montica

Design for the le montica began in August of 1962, the first prototype ( above )
poses for a photo shoot out in front of the factory where production would take place.
In February 1965 the le montica entered limited production with a 250 ci L-6 and a
292 ci V-8, available with 3 and 4 speed manuals respectively.

The car was our biggest project at the time, armed only with knowledge of building
cargo vehicles and industrial oriented engines. Sportiness was unheard of and
it showed on the 1965 model weighing in at 1 1/2 tons unladen, a tall 11.5 inch ride
height and 2000 lbs of cargo capacity on just the base six seater.

Sales were not substantial for '65 but customers from rural and suburb areas adored it because of
those traits. By mid November a face lift and modification of the suspension were
underway, as well as a new line of V-8 power. In April of 1967 the improved montica
hit dealership floors with the base model now the 2 door coupe. The base L-6 was
dropped in favor of the new M/E - 480 V8, with the optional 560 and 700 v8s.

The 1967 le montica sat lower at 9 inches and the ride had been smoothed out
thanks to the redesigned suspension. Disc brakes were now standard in the front
and a 3 speed automatic was now available only with the 700 v8. Then in December
of 1969, everything changed. Enter the 1970 Le Montica RS/428 & 700

RS/428

Finally for the first time people could have a ( straight line ) performance oriented version
of the the two door coupe, along side the normal 2 & 4 door cars. Available with the
700 & 428 M/E engines producing 175/360* - 348/430* HP and TQ respectively, HD 4 speed
manual and a 3 speed automatic. The car also featured a new front end with dual headlights,
an experimental composite hood and an air dam in the front bumper.

RS/428

RS/700

Finally we reach the end of an era for the 1st gen montica. The year is 1971, muscle is more
or less at its height and declining, branco realizing this and does what it thought was best.

CS-1

CS-1. An all out muscle filled version of the RS built for the drag strip ( or looking cool ). It
features the M/E 428 Special dishing out 390/460* HP & TQ @ 4700/4000 rpm, an SD-A
4 speed manual, posi-traction rear end and completely unique to the year styling and
over sized air vents in the hood that individually fed fresh atmosphere to the dual 4 barrels sitting
atop the 750 pound power plant. Aluminum instead of steel were used for the wheels and the
driveshaft was also aluminum to reduce rotational inertia, the grille was actually functional.

the antenna is for show, it didnt come with a radio.

Equipped with special 275/50/r15 rear slicks from the factory, 0-60 in 5.47 and 1/4
mile in 13.62. It retailed for $3,895.

( * net ratings )


#4

Yet another fossil has been excavated from the archives of BranCo! This time it’s
the 1959 T-II Stout, which enjoyed a production life of 9 years, it remained unchanged, except for engine and transmission configs. Standard 4wd configuration, special order 2wd available.

                                       1959 T-II Stout

                   The T-II Stout was the 2nd evolution of utility from branco.
                   
                   Design began in August 1956 for the 1959 model year.

                   It ended up being significantly tougher than its predecessor 

                   the '52-'58 T-I Bull. Thanks to the simpler front leaf spring

                   suspension and the flat, smooth and featureless cab and bed.
Specifications
  • Model : GW-10
    4-WD
    Daily Duty ( base, no options )

  • Style : Pickup
    Short Bed
    Regular Cab
    Two-Seater

  • Powertrain : 155 cui L - 4 (2552cc)
    Direct OHC 1-bbl
    90 hp @ 4,600 rpm
    130 lb ft @ 2,400 rpm
    4,800 rpm redline
    Cast Iron, 400 lbs

  • Curb Weight : 2240 lbs
    GVWR : 3850 lbs
    Towing : 2650 lbs

  • Drivetrain : 4L35-M Transmission
    Solid Front and Rear Axles
    Leaf Spring Suspensions
    6.10 :1 Final Drive Ratio
    Top Speed 80 mph

  • Economy : 12 mpg hwy, 9 mpg city
    Service Costs $500 / yr

  • Notable Stats : 67 Reliability
    48 Offroad
    MSRP @ 20% Markup : $1005


No roads? No problem!

A Stout crawling out of and into its natural habitat.

Coming Soon…


#5

Now for something new, brand new. 2018 Temero, lightweight luxury. Reintroduced in 2006,
this is the latest version of the temero. Available with either an OHC v8 or a DOHC v6.

                                        2018 GT/RS Temero

              The '18 temero is a monster 510 hp v8, or it's a modest

              30 mpg v6. After being bought out by Callen Motors in 2005

              the temero disappeared, nothing happened for nearly 11 years.

              In March 2016 vigorous work began on the GT/RS platform,

              intended from the start as a punchy, affordable daily driver

              the 2018 temero hooks every one of its goals...in the face. (hard)
GT-R

this is the gt-r, for more hardcore people, a track car that can still be used everyday, but why…but why phil?
it features ESC, LC and has electric variable power steering for ease of operation, so theoretically
you Could daily drive this thing.

Specs
  • Model : GT/RS
    RWD
    GT-R

  • Style : Coupe
    Two Door
    Two Seat

  • Powertrain : CMS-1 7.0 L V-8
    Direct OHC VVL Direct Injected
    510 hp @ 7,000 rpm
    510 lb ft @ 4,000 rpm
    7,500 rpm redline
    Aluminum
    Premium Fuel Only

  • Weight : 3,990 lbs
    Towing : 4,500 lbs
    GVWR : 5,290 lbs

  • Drivetrain : SF-6 Manual Transmission
    Solid Axle Rear Suspension
    Double Wishbone Front Suspension
    Coil Springs F + R
    4.05 : 1 Final Drive Ratio
    181 mph top speed

  • Economy : 10 mpg city / 14 mpg hwy
    $2,500 / yr service cost

  • Drivability : 67
    Sportiness : 56
    Comfort : no (16)
    Prestige : 56
    Safety : 58
    Reliability : 70
    MSRP @ 0% : $29,999
    P.U : 107
    E.T : 44

the gt-r is an aesthetically stripped gt-7

Also in the near future…GT-7


#6

the 1960 t-ii stout gw-5

same inline - 4, same transmission, basically a people mover version
of the gw-10…


#7

Posts will now be chronological from 1950 onward. There weren’t any bells and whistles on these ancient minimalistic workhorses.

                                      1950 T-I Bull L/U3


an lu3 in Quantic Blue.

L/U3 Specs
  • Engine : MP/L6 161-C
    OHC 2v
    161 CI L-6
    1B-SV Carburetor
    50 HP @ 3,200 RPM
    112 LB FT @ 1,400 RPM
    Limit : 3,600 RPM
    Weight : 435 Lbs
    Durability : 38
    Unit Cost : $58.61
    Fuel : 87 Recommended

  • Drivetrain : B4-25 manual
    Solid front axle, coil, 145/95/C15
    Solid rear axle, coil, 145/95/C15
    5.11:1 final drive ratio
    70 mph top speed
    11 7/8 in. drum brakes F+R

  • Stats
    Relia. : 66
    Drive. : 22
    Utility : 9
    Pract. : 22
    Safe : 23
    4x4 : 51
    PU : 60
    ET : 12

  • Misc. : Upkeep $32.27 ( vehicle ) ( engine ) : $24.96
    $693.50 MSRP
    112 cu ft cargo room
    Curb weight 2,380 lbs
    GVW 3,480 lbs
    Max cargo 1,100 lbs
    Towing 2,500 lbs
    2 bucket seats

                                    1950 L/D3

the ld3 wearing Branco Black.

This Is nothing more than a lu3 with a delivery box bolted onto it, a more
powerful 161-D engine and 16 inch wheels to accommodate larger 12 7/8 in. drum brakes.

L/D3
  • Engine : MP/L6 161-D
    OHC 2v
    161 CI L-6
    1BV Carburetor
    75 HP @ 4,200 RPM
    125 LB FT @ 2,400 RPM
    Limit : 4,800 RPM
    Weight : 435 Lbs
    Durability : 40
    Unit Cost : $60.72
    Fuel : 87 Recommended

  • Drivetrain : B4-25 manual
    Solid front axle, coil, 135/85/C16
    Solid rear axle, coil, 135/85/C16
    5.63:1 final drive ratio
    85 mph top speed
    12 7/8 in. drum brakes F+R

  • Stats
    Relia. : 66
    Drive. : 17
    Utility : 14
    Pract. : 29
    Safe : 25
    4x4 : 43
    PU : 61
    ET : 14

  • Misc. : Upkeep $33.55 ( vehicle ) ( engine ) : $24.96
    $770.66 MSRP
    111 cu ft cargo room
    Curb weight 2,580 lbs
    GVW 4,180 lbs
    Max cargo 1,600 lbs
    Towing 2,500 lbs
    2 bucket seats

                                   1950 L/W3

this lw3 sporting CM-Greene

the lw3 was a wagon based on the ld3 chassis, with the 161-C engine.

L/W3
  • Engine : MP/L6 161-C
    OHC 2v
    161 CI L-6
    1B-SV Carburetor
    50 HP @ 3,200 RPM
    112 LB FT @ 1,400 RPM
    Limit : 3.600 RPM
    Weight : 435 Lbs
    Durability : 38
    Unit Cost : $58.61
    Fuel : 87 Recommended

  • Drivetrain : B4-25 manual
    Solid front axle, coil, 135/95/C16
    Solid rear axle, coil, 135/95/C16
    5.11:1 final drive ratio
    70 mph top speed
    12 7/8 in. drum brakes F+R

  • Stats
    Relia. : 66
    Drive. : 21
    Utility : 8
    Pract. : 64
    Safe : 27
    4x4 : 44
    PU : 62
    ET : 15

  • Misc. : Upkeep $32.66 ( vehicle ) ( engine ) : $24.96
    $900.99 MSRP
    111 cu ft cargo room
    Curb weight 2,680 lbs
    GVW 4,280 lbs
    Max cargo 1,600 lbs
    Towing 2,500 lbs
    4+2 seating