1973 Ford Pinto Runabout, Revisited.

March 6, 2014

14 comments
I asked and the comments have spoken. Last seen here without berries.

14 comments:

Tony Piff said...

that's a lot more satisfying than i expected. very satisfying.

Jim said...

You know it's an upscale Pinto because there's bright trim surrounding the taillight panel.

I had a '75 Pinto in baby-poop brown, back in the 80s. I loved that car beyond all reason.

Spiff said...

That's a '73 at the latest. 1974 got the big bumpers. The berries make it all the better!

Tony Piff said...

i notice that the fact that each shot has its own glint of oncoming headlight stimulates some kind of... anticipation? intrigue?

and it's still on washington plates, eh?

ranchwagon said...


Buddy had a dark green Pinto he acquired from an old relative. We bombed around to high school in it during the early 90's until he bought something cool.

Shocking how few you see anymore, because the streets were littered with them for decades.

sexyhammer said...

don't care much for or about the Pinto content. is that a Yamaha triple behind it?

Howard said...

I'm no expert but it looks like a Yamaha XS650 next to it

Jakob hartel - schwarz said...

i think so too, xs. they make great choppers. Those hexagonal headlights...a scampy little scampabout badge...that dont mind me i'm just 'poop brown' paint job. The peoples ford.

Justin said...

I'm interested in that Dodge B-series camper visible in the front shot.

Grumpy Cat said...

I am glad I asked for this to be posted again! The porportions on this car are almost perfect, in my opinion. It has got awesome berry patina. 9/10 would drive, can it be a best of? The front is sitting a little high up, does it have an enigine? Any shots of the motorhome in the background?

Anonymous said...

...also looks like a cool Cornbinder down the block...

captaingizmo54 said...

Yeah Spiff, I had a '74 and it had those cowcatcher bumpers too. Mine was a Squire
wagon which most of the trim was gone. My wife and I drove it to Florida in '86. It
didn't make it there. The engine let go before we got here. Had it towed here to Winter
Haven where I parted it out. Taught my wife to drive a 4-speed with that car. Those
were fun days!

Alex Borchers said...

C'mon folks! Sure the Yamaha bike is pretty cool but give him some credit for spotting an older Pinto. I haven't seen one in years and they are getting to be quite rare, especially the earlier makes from '71-'73. Great find!

Anonymous said...

The larger rear window wouild make this one a 1972 or 1973 runabout.