Safe For Melons: 1979 Ford Pinto Wagon
A Ford Pinto wagon is always a good idea. And one for measly thousand bucks? That is something we all agree is good for the planet. But, I’ve got to ask about the watermelon. Why is it in the pinto…and why is it buckled in place? I get it, safety first…but shouldn’t the melon be in a grocery bag in that sizeable rear cargo area? Transporting melons bucked into car seats is precisely why you’d want to upgrade from the standard 2-door coupe Pinto to the wagon, so I’m scratching my melon on this one. Find this 1979 Ford Pinto Wagon offered for $1000 in Punta Gorda, Florida via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.
From the seller:
1979 Ford pinto wagon
title status: clean
1979 Ford pinto wagon. Four cylinder automatic. Is set up for about AC does not work. Tons of new parts. Has a title.
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This WAY too nice to last more than a few hours on the market. It’s funny how much I dunked on the Pinto back in the day but only recently acknowledge what a capable, pleasantly styled and utilitarian rear-wheel drive car that it was. It even had rack & pinion steering, something my ’84 RX7 couldn’t boast.
It’s gone already gone, so my wallet may have dodged a bullet. I’m in Georgia and was already trying to figure out the odds of the Pinto making it up here without a tow.
It wasn’t me! That melon would have been a rotten sticky mess by the time it got back to Califireonia.
That rear bumper sure makes a pretty nice looking shelf.
Yeah, there was a girl at my school that went by the name of watermelons. That’s a story for a different website!
If this had been somewhere between Bakersfield and Sacramento I’d be picking it up now.