Motorhome Tow Car: 1977 Ford Pinto

Ford introduced two cars back-to-back to do battle with both imports and domestic competitors. One was the compact Maverick for 1970, while the other was the subcompact Pinto for 1971. The Pinto would be a sales success at more… more»

78k Original Miles: 1978 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

The very nature of the Ford Pinto means that it is becoming difficult to find good examples in today’s market. Conceived by the company as affordable and essentially disposable family transport, many served out their useful life reliably. When… more»

Estate Garage Find: 1973 Ford Pinto Squire

The era of the wood-bodied station wagons (aka woodies) ended in the early 1950s, but the visual would live on for decades. Various manufacturers would offer wagons with simulated wood grain paneling on the doors, fenders, tailgates, and other… more»

Low-Mile Survivor: 1975 Ford Pinto Wagon

In response to the inroads that small, imported cars were making in the U.S. market, both Chevrolet and Ford rolled out sub-compacts of their own in 1971. While Chevy had the Vega, Ford went with the Pinto which was… more»

Compact Survivor: 1979 Ford Pinto

In the 1970s, with the ensuing gas crisis, Americans were moving more toward smaller Japanese and German imports to save on fuel. The Big Three recognized this, and each introduced their own entrants in the subcompact category. Chrysler had… more»

Future Collectible? 1972 Ford Pinto Wagon

When Ford introduced the Pinto in the Fall of 1970, they called it “The Little Carefree Car.” Apparently, a lot of folks agreed as Ford went on to sell more than three million of them over a 10-year span…. more»

One-Owner 1977 Ford Pinto Squire Station Wagon

The Ford Pinto is a car that should never have existed. That wasn’t because it was a bad vehicle. The fact was that there were many members of Ford’s Board of Management at the time who were vehemently opposed… more»

Unlikely Survivor: 39k Mile 1977 Ford Pinto Wagon

When Ford introduced its new rear-wheel-drive, sub-compact Pinto for 1971, their tagline was The Little Carefree Car. It enjoyed a 10-year run that saw more than three million units built.  And it was still selling decently when it gave… more»

31k Mile Survivor: 1980 Ford Pinto

Sometimes old cars have very low mileage because the owner thought it had the potential to become a collectible classic. We have seen this with cars like the Buick Grand National or other limited edition vehicles. More often we… more»

Bright Orange: 1977 Ford Pinto Hatchback

For 1971, the Pinto was Ford’s first serious attempt to combat the subcompact imports from Germany and Japan. They had tried it 18 months earlier with the Maverick, but it turned out that was more of a Nova or… more»

Project Pinto: 1974 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon

The Ford Pinto has been a much-maligned vehicle over the years, but it is easy to lose sight of what this car was all about. It was designed to be an affordable and light vehicle that was primarily developed… more»

Parked For 20 Years: 1975 Mercury Bobcat

Jumbo shrimp. Original copy. The oxymoron was turned into an artform by Yogi Berra with such statements as “Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore, it’s always too crowded.” and phrases like that which make sense but don’t make any… more»

Custom Off-Roader: 1978 Ford Pinto 4×4

As I searched through the archives here at Barn Finds, I was able to confirm that this is not the first time we have seen this vehicle that manages to marry a 1978 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon with a… more»

Spotless Squire: 1980 Ford Pinto Squire

Next time that you are at an event such as a Cars & Coffee, do me a favor and have a good look around. Sure, you will see plenty of people gravitating towards muscle cars and nice customs, but… more»

One Owner: 1974 Ford Pinto Station Wagon

Whether you love them or whether you hate them, the simple fact is that the Ford Pinto was a sales success that Ford of America was in desperate need of at that time in its history. Today, there is… more»

All Original: 1974 Ford Pinto Hatchback

1974 would be the first year for the monstrous front and rear bumpers on the Pinto in order to meet the new U.S. safety regulations. It’s unfortunate but it is what it is and this 1974 Ford Pinto hatchback… more»