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17k Mile Survivor? 1973 Ford Pinto

Both Ford and Chevrolet got into the subcompact game in 1971. Ford had the Pinto while Chevy had the Vega. Both would get some bad press through their lifespans that saw the Pinto pick up three more years and… more»

Pinchero Pickup: 1975 Ford Pinto

Ford joined the growing U.S. subcompact market in 1971 with the Pinto. They found a lot of sales success over the 10 years the Pinto was sold, but also some bad PR due to its design when impacted from… more»

Backlot Project: 1980 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

This, my friends, is a car called a Ford Pinto. Have you seen one before? (crickets) Pintos, Vegas, and Chevettes aren’t muscle cars or classics but they’re usually interesting to see here and even more interesting to see in… more»

Stored For 25 Years: 1979 Ford Pinto

During the 1960s and 1970s, Ford developed a reputation for producing new models in an almost unbelievably short timeframe. The Pinto was a perfect example, with the car going from concept to the showroom in forty-three months, which was… more»

Hatchback Survivor: 1978 Ford Pinto Runabout

So uncool it’s cool again. That’s what you get with this 1978 Pinto Runabout Hatchback, which we learned about thanks to a tip from Gunter Kramer. It’s located in San Andreas, CA (hopefully not on the fault, or you’d… more»

Ran When Parked: 1978 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

What do you get when you cross a wagon with a van? Starting in 1977, you got a Pinto Cruising Wagon. The Cruising Wagon added bubble windows to a panel wagon and topped it off with groovy ’70s colors… more»

Seventies Time Capsule: 1973 Ford Pinto Wagon

Love it or hate it, Ford’s subcompact Pinto loomed large over the decade of bell bottoms and disco.  Over three million of these somewhat safety challenged economy cars were sold to Americans who were looking to save on gas… more»

Woodie Wagon! 1975 Ford Pinto Squire

It took a while for American car manufacturers to get good at building subcompact cars. The Chevy Vegas (1971-77) had bad engines from the start and were prone to rust from the inside out. The Ford Pinto (1971-80) didn’t… more»

Déjà Vu: 1978 Ford Pinto Surfin’ Wagon

The Pinto was Ford’s first foray into the U.S. subcompact market in the 1970s. Despite some issues that would surface later around rear-end collisions, more than three million of the cars would be sold through 1980. A station wagon… more»

Custom Cruising Wagon: 1977 Ford Pinto

I wish I was cool enough to drive a Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon. Seriously – keep the Lambo. I’m not impressed. If you can strap yourself into a vehicle like this and look the part, you have more instant… more»

Second Time Around: 1971 Ford Pinto

Do you often wonder what happens to the cars that we feature here? I have occasionally received notice from some readers that they actually acquire whatever we have just reviewed, but often they go off into the great unknown…. more»

Roller Coaster: 1977 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

As basically a blank slate, this 1977 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon is crying out for some smaller bumpers, not to mention a drivetrain to fill in the gaping hole where the existing drivetrain would have been. The seller has… more»

Unmolested Original: 1972 Ford Pinto

It may simply be my sense of humor, but there are times when typographical errors cause me a wry smile. Such is the case with the listing for this 1972 Ford Pinto. The seller refers to it as a… more»

Nicest One Left? 1978 Ford Pinto Wagon

Both Ford and Chevrolet introduced sub-compact cars in 1971, and both would be controversial in their own ways. The Pinto would become the subject of safety concerns in rear-end collisions, while the Vega’s negative PR was largely based on… more»

One-Owner Survivor: 1979 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

It is often said that the 1980s was the decade that taste forgot. When you consider the clothes, the huge hair, and the even “huger” shoulder pads, it’s easy to see why people feel that way. However, the late… more»

46k Original Miles: 1978 Ford Pinto Squire Station Wagon

The introduction of the Fiesta in 1978 negatively impacted sales of the Ford Pinto, but 188,899 buyers chose to park one in their driveway. That proved to be the least successful for the Pinto to that point, but the… more»