Get the dust rag out, this 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon has been stored for 23 years and it shows. It’s hard to believe that it was stored indoors, but maybe there was a leak in the storage unit that allowed all of this dust to settle on the car. It’s on Craigslist with a very ambitious asking price of $1,100. There are no interior photos, there are no engine photos, and there are just two exterior photos! If I found Aladdin’s magic lamp one of my three wishes would be for sellers to provide several good photos of the exterior, the interior, the underside, and the engine when they sell a vehicle! Oh yeah, and then the world peace and end hunger stuff would be next… Thanks to Pat L. for sending in this tip!
Here’s the other photo and it’s either a recent photo of the car all cleaned up or it’s an old photo showing it from 23 years ago when it went into storage. I’m guessing the former. The seller says that there is some rust on the rockers and on the floors. I think they’re going to have to add an “or offer” part to the price on this car, this one needs a lot of work, a lot. It hasn’t run in 23 years so there will be all of the usual mechanical and maintenance items to go through: fuel system, engine, cooling, rubber bits – tires, belts, hoses, seals, etc., plus the rust repair and paint and, most likely, interior work. I’m guessing the interior has been at least a weekend retreat for well-heeled mice if not a full-time condo. The green stripe, though, maybe this one is worth $1,100 after all! All kidding aside, this one is a head-scratcher. Two photos and basically zero information other than it’s been in storage for 23 years, it has rust, and it was an original-owner car. It could be a great project car and I hope that it is. What do you think about this mysterious Pinto wagon?