Could Be Fun: 1972 Ford Pinto

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 1972 Ford Pinto offered for $8000 in Dallas, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:


VIN: 2X10W127872 

condition: excellent 

cylinders: 8 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 94848 

paint color: red 

size: compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: automatic 

type: coupe 

In the Seller’s words he is “thinning the herd”. Seller owns seven cars and is placing several of his cars on Craigs List. This specific car has been owned by the seller since 2016. 

1972 Ford Pinto Coupe, with a stock 1991 Ford 302 V8 HO and a 1985 Mustang GT intake with a 600 Holly carburetor, aluminum radiator (never runs hot), Pertronix Ignitor ignition, C4 automatic transmission with shift kit, 8″ rear end with 3.73 posi-trak.

Aerospace billet front disc brake conversion, KYB shocks on all four corners, all lights, wipers, blinkers, and gauges (speedo, fuel, temp, tach, oil pressure) all work, Battery moved to trunk with cutoff.

Wheels are 17” American Torque Thrust wheels including spare with new Firestone Firehawk tires (except for spare); 215/45-17’s on the Front and 235/45-17’s on the Rear – The interior is mostly stock with upgraded Simpson safety seatbelts, after market steering wheel and “Pinto” center cap. Gauges and a tachometer have been added.

Vehicle is in the Greater Dallas Area.

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