Pinto

22k-Mile Survivor: 1980 Ford Pinto

The Pinto was Ford’s first U.S.-built subcompact and found more than three million buyers in its 10-year lifespan. It was a rather conventional little machine, with rear-wheel-drive and a low-price tag. By 1980, when the seller’s car was built,… more»

Long List of New Parts: 1976 Ford Pinto Wagon

Ford’s first U.S.-built subcompact was the Pinto, introduced in 1971. It had a 10-year production run which resulted in nearly 3.2 million units sold. The station wagon was a popular model, comprising nearly one-third of the car’s total sales… more»

63,000 Miles and in Mint Condition: 1979 Ford Pinto Hatchback

It is almost impossible not to mention fire when you talk about Ford Pintos.  They go together like peas and carrots it seems.  The fire issue was addressed after Ford was dragged kicking and screaming into court, but this… more»

Assortment of 1970s, 1980s and 1990s Vehicles

This collection is newer than most you find. Rather than focusing on the 1950s or the 1960s, this bunch is no older than 44 years. And as new as 24 years. There seems to be no rhyme or reason… more»

One-Owner 16k Mile 1974 Ford Pinto

The early 1970s marked the entrance of U.S. automakers into the growing subcompact car market. Two of them were introduced in 1971, the Chevy Vega and the Ford Pinto. The latter would see a 10-year production run that resulted… more»

Pint-Size Country Squire: 1973 Ford Pinto Wagon

When I was a kid growing up in the early 60’s, seeing wood – and fake wood at that – attached to the sides and tailgate of a station wagon was a head scratcher. It looked kinda cool, but… more»

Excellent Interior: 1980 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon

Manufacturers produce some vehicles with an eye on longevity, while others are viewed as disposable items that will serve in a given role for a few years before requiring replacement. Ford’s Pinto falls into the latter category, with the… more»

60k Original Miles: 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout

The automotive world is fascinating, and many knowledgeable people have written millions of words on manufacturers’ various design, engineering, and marketing approaches. Some of their creations become instant classics, while others are considered cheap and reliable daily transport. This… more»

Pint-Size Woodie: 1979 Ford Pinto Country Squire

In 1970-71, three of the U.S. automakers introduced subcompact cars. That included the Chevy Vega, AMC Gremlin, and Ford Pinto. The latter would last the longest (1971-80) and sell the most cars (more than three million units). Interest in… more»

42k Mile Survivor: 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon

The Pinto was Ford’s first subcompact built in the U.S. and would remain in production for 10 model years (1971-80). The car would be popular enough to spawn a badge-engineered version for Mercury called the Bobcat. This 1974 edition,… more»

Optional Sunroof: Spotless 1976 Ford Pinto Runabout

Lee Iacocca was a complex individual with the innate ability to intimidate those whose views didn’t align with his own. This trait cost him the corner office at Ford World Headquarters that he had coveted since the day he… more»

Pristine Survivor: 1977 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

UPDATE 06/10/2023: Selling a classic car can sometimes prove challenging, particularly if that vehicle might potentially appeal to a niche market. That is sometimes the case with the Ford Pinto, although it is generating renewed interest in the market…. more»

Woodie Wagon: 1978 Ford Pinto Squire

Even as the Ford Pinto was scoring high in the school of hard knocks over safety concerns, buyers seemed to like what they were seeing in spite of it, with the car staying in production all the way up… more»

Update: 1978 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

UPDATE – This 1978 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon is for sale again after recently being shown here by Michelle in an eBay Auction in February. It’s now posted here on craigslist in Rillito, Arizona, just northwest of Tucson, and… more»

Pint-Sized Woodie! 1974 Ford Pinto

Ford’s Pinto was a major player in the U.S. subcompact wars of the 1970s. Introduced in 1971, the little car would last 10 years and see a production of nearly 3.2 million units. The ’74 model year would be… more»

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»

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