Pint Five Point Oh- 1973 Ford Pinto

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 fuel tank design flaw .  The unloved but successful selling second generation Ford Mustang was actually based off of the Pinto.  Today’s Pinto builder channeled their inner Xzibit and pimped out their ride with a bored over 5.0 engine, beefy driveline, flame paint scheme, side pipes, big sound system, and enough street glow lighting to cover three Christmas trees.  Find this 1973 Ford Pinto for sale in Branchburg, NJ for a hefty $17,000 via craigslist.

Here are the details in the words of the seller:

1973 ford pinto 302 v8 c4 auto with stall converter 390 posi 9 inch
rear, motor is 1989 302 bored to 306 with aluminum heads edelbrock
intake and carb mild cam ,engine has about 1,000 miles on it,new seats
and carpet, under car painted black,custom paint,custom dvd stereo
system with amplifiers , and speakers blue neon street glow lighting
under car, inside the car, under hood , in wheel wells, and headlights
,fuel cell in the trunk , can get in and drive anywhere with it,trophy
winner runs great must see to appreciate real head turner gets all the
attention $17,000 only selling to get another show car.

Hopefully there was some leftover diamond plate leftover from the radiator support to use around the fuel tank.  No words need to be said about the nuclear glow of the engine bay!

The small chrome bumpers look very tidy here and the rear view is not half bad!  The nuclear blue theme continues into the interior with the seat covers and carbon applique on the dash.  It appears from the pictures that the backseat may not exist and could possibly be occupied by a number of audio speakers.

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Cory is hoping the spring weather is right around the corner