1972 Ford Pinto At Death's Door, Still Ignores Your Explosion Jokes

The Ford Pinto was once one of the most common cars on America's roads, which seems impossible to believe nowadays; you'll probably find 50 times as many streetworthy '72 Beetles or '72 Datsun 510s as Pintos today.


Here's a Pinto that beat the odds and avoided expensive problems for nearly 40 years… or maybe it languished, forgotten, under a tarp in a back yard since Gerald Ford was president, prior to its final tow-truck ride. The Ford OHC engine and manual transmission are still in the car, so perhaps those parts will live on in a Ranger or Fox Mustang.

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