There’s truly something for everyone in the classifieds these days. Some of you might be on the hunt for a high-horsepower muscle car, and others might want a mint-condition econobox. You’re both in luck.
“Absolutely gorgeous unrestored Pinto with only 30,XXX actual miles from new,” the listing states. “All original paint, interior, and motor. Always garage kept and maintained.”
The subcompact Pinto holds a special place in automotive history, with over three million units sold between model years 1971 and 1980. The Pinto and its badge-engineered sibling, the Mercury Bobcat (which arrived in the United States in 1975), rolled off three different Ford assembly lines. Marketing materials for the Pinto portrayed it as “The Little Carefree Car.” Indeed, it was a success with American buyers, selling over 350,000 units during its first model year at a retail price of only around $2,000.
This 30,000-mile Medium Yellow example looks clean, crisp, and unmodified – right down to the whitewall tires and original 13-inch polished wheel covers. The photo gallery shows up-close details like the rocker panels, exhaust, and undercarriage, all of which look exceptionally rust-free for a car that is over 50 years old.
The Medium Ginger cloth and vinyl (code 2F) interior looks equally well preserved, offering a 2+2 seating arrangement with high-back bucket seats up front. Up in front, power comes from a 2.0-liter inline-four mated to a three-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. The seller states that the car “runs and drives excellent.” At only 75 horsepower, it won’t win any drag races, but what it lacks in acceleration, this car makes up in fuel economy. It may even outperform a modern hybrid in that regard.
The seller states that the lights, gauges, horn, and radio work. The car comes with a clean Pennsylvania title and is ready to turn heads at your local cars & coffee this fall.
“This has to be one of the nicest Pintos on the market today! This car gets more attention than anything I’ve owned in a while,” the listing concludes. The asking price is $21,900 or best offer.