1972 Ford Pinto Runabout.

March 11, 2011

7 comments



7 comments:

joey said...

This reminds me of the Pinto in Top Secret! :)

ben said...

You can see the owner walking out to chat with me in the first shot. He's super psyched on this car, and plans to either swap in a 2.3L turbo motor from the SVO Mustang, or a full 2.2L AWD powertrain swap from the Impreza in the background.

Either way, the result will be very exciting and dangerous.

tony said...

pintos always strike me as very AMC-esque, more like a gremlin or a hornet than mustang. love all that glass. not a sporty-looking car when stock, in my opinion, but with those rims, lowered a bit, and murdered-out in black primer, it looks really wide and grippy.

Mikael said...

Aah, the gasoline-operated crematory called Pinto. Not too many owners survived to tell the tale.

The Tricky V8 said...

A Pinto with the Maverick tail lights!!!!

kenny said...

I had a brn (saddle bronze was the official color)74 sedan. The tiny trunk model. It was slow even witht eh 4 speed manual. It had the mandated big bumpers & emissions of that year which lowered power from 100 horses to about 80 hp, so less cool. But it shifted well and I thought it was pretty comfortable... well, so is my bath tub. But anyway, it was easy to work on. I bought it with 15k miles for a grand in 1999 and sold it for almost double after about $600 in car/eng mount/tune work over the years I had it in about 2006...despite a dent someone put into it and the 26k miles over the orig 15k it had. It was a near show room floor condition brown Pinto~ until someone hit it on my street. I am much happier with my turbo Sprint.

KatMason said...

Aww. It's my baby. We have it in the driveway now, gutted and ready for the implant. After deconstructing an 88 turbo tbird (complete with intercooler) and several trips to Pick n Pull I think we have what we need to get this baby started. Next time it hits the road people will wonder why anyone spent that much money on a crusty old Pinto. WOO!