Wednesday, July 30, 2014

1974 Ford Pinto Runabout

Though it's most remembered for its tendency to blow up when rear-ended, the Pinto wasn't completely terrible, as so many people claim. The styling was crisp and handsome (at least until the 5MPH bumpers came along), and, like other Detroit compacts of the era, handling was decent (decent enough to be a worthy competitor in SCCA races). Still, compared to the Japanese compacts, the Pinto was still big, slow, and had bad space utilization.This Pinto shows off the huge 5-MPH that were new on the Pinto for 1974. 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. I never particularly cared for the Pinto. I have to admit for some reason I like 1979–80 models.

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  2. My first car... same color and everything. Drove from Iowa to Phoenix. Never drove it back.

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  3. My first car... same color and everything. Drove from Iowa to Phoenix. Never drove it back.

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