The Pinto was released for the 1971 model year from an optimistic front office at Ford. It was intended to be a light and compact import fighter…but due to a design flaw in the fuel tank it ended up as a punch line in every joke involving fiery death for the next 3 decades. The Pinto is now almost 50 years old and they are all but gone from the streets…so what is a really nice example worth to you? Find this 1972 Ford Pinto offered for $9750 in Simi Valley, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Long before there was pinterest, there was Pintera. Okay…I gotta admit..I have a DailyTurismo pinterest account, but I don’t know what pinterest is. Haven’t a clue. There is something about pins and boards and supposedly it is a good place to share recipes or floral arrangements…but there’s also pictures of cars…anyway…pinterest I don’t understand, but the Pintera…THE PINTERA, I understand. Take one Pinto, on V8 Ford engine, and 60 cubic bushels of fiberglass resin from a company called Stiletto, and you get…PINTERA. Whisper it now. Pintera. Little bit louder now…Pintera…little bit louder now…Pinnnnn…ter…aaahhhh. You understand now too. Find this 1977 Pintera GT offered for $5500 in Pasco, FL via craigslist.
This next car is a bit of a puzzle to me — it looks like the Bremen Mini Mark, which was a VW Type 1 Beetle based kit car that combined the aerodynamics of a 1930s classic with the reliability of the VW chassis…but it appears to have a front engine Chevy V8…so I don’t […]
When the Ford Pinto was first released for the 1971 model year, it was supposed to be a light weight import fighter, but a lack of power and a design flaw in the fuel tank relegated the little mini-pony to the back of the history books. But today’s example isn’t your grandma’s Pinto. Find this […]
The Ford Pinto was the idea of future auto legend and then Ford president Lee Iaccoca. With a target weight of 2000 lbs, the Pinto was supposed to be a lightweight import fighter, but instead suffered the inglorious fate of being the butt of jokes for twenty years due to the company neglecting a known […]
The builder of this next car must have been inspired by Johnny Cash…no, not by Cash’s dark days of cocaine & alcohol abuse (although that could be a factor) but the 1976 song “One Piece at a Time” where the singer describes a custom built car that used a variety of parts from his factory […]
Today for the Thursday Twister, I’d like to ask you people what you think is the best car for around 1000 smackeroos. I will kick things off with two cars from tipper Sean. First up is this 1982 BMW 320i offered for $700 in Ojai, CA via craigslist. It has a 5-speed gearbox and no […]
My old man always said that if you are going to do something crazy, do it right…wait…that’s not what he said. He said if you can’t be smart, be colorful. Which brings us to this next car, which is one of the nicest examples of a slushbox equipped Ford Pinto that you’ll ever see. Colorful, […]
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 […]
The Ford Pinto doesn’t have the best reputation among so called experts of the horseless carriage, but what does a scientific consensus really mean anyway? There was a time when the scientific community agreed that the sun & stars revolved around the earth, so all the haters who think it’s settled science that the Pinto […]