A Hatchback By Any Other Name: 1974 Ford Pinto Runabout

In the words of the immutable Inigo Montoya: “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means” applies to the next car because the seller lists it as a Ford Pinto Round About.  Find this 1974 Ford Pinto Runabout offered for $5,500 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist.  Tip from Dascpcu.

A round about is a traffic circle that is far superior to a 4-way stop at moving cars…but a Runabout is what Ford called the hatchback version of the Pinto.  The Pinto was a pretty solidly terrible car when new, but enough time has passed that it might be cool to own one.

Per the seller:

1974 Ford pinto lot of new parts everyday driver great shape for 42 year old car and this is a factory AC car I removed the complete front end put new control arm bushings control arms ball joints new rack and pinion tie rod ends and springs completely new and tires

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