914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/31/12 10:30 a.m.

Sorry, it does push the $2012 envelope, but DAYUUUUMMMMMM.

http://nwct.craigslist.org/cto/3299033490.html

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltraDork
10/31/12 10:43 a.m.

Oh boy does that scream the blandville 70's.....

ransom
ransom GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/31/12 10:50 a.m.

It's so... brown!

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/31/12 11:27 a.m.
ransom wrote: It's so... brown with a brown paisley roof!

N Sperlo
N Sperlo PowerDork
10/31/12 11:54 a.m.

Just. Don't. Use. The. Left. Turn. Signal.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
10/31/12 11:59 a.m.
914Driver wrote:
ransom wrote: It's so... brown with a brown paisley roof!

That is officially awesome.

Duke
Duke PowerDork
10/31/12 12:13 p.m.

Those things sucked in 1972 and they suck 40 years harder now. I can think of many many many cars I would rather spend $2500 on.

stan
stan GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/31/12 2:24 p.m.

The Ohio-Pinto is $1800 cheaper, but not as nice.

bravenrace
bravenrace PowerDork
10/31/12 2:39 p.m.
Duke wrote: Those things sucked in 1972 and they're cool as hell 40 years later. I can't think of many many many cars I would rather spend $2500 on.

Aeromoto
Aeromoto HalfDork
10/31/12 2:48 p.m.

The paisley roof is freakin awesome! But, I don't think it's original to the car. The only oem paisley vinyl I know of was the Mopar "Mod Top", but it would have been around the same model year. I think Mopar had the option from maybe 1969 to 71 or so.

I would soooo hit that with some mini lites and drive the piss out of it.

ClemSparks
ClemSparks PowerDork
10/31/12 2:49 p.m.

A pinto is on my short list (of cars it will take me a long time before I get around to owning).

I want one...but it's hard to find a whole one anymore. Damn rust.

Clem

bravenrace
bravenrace PowerDork
10/31/12 2:49 p.m.

In reply to Aeromoto:

I'm pretty sure Ford had Paisley roofs also, but can't verify that it came on the Pinto. I know you could get one on the Mustang, but it was dealer installed. Maybe this was the same deal?

Duke
Duke PowerDork
10/31/12 3:47 p.m.

My g/f in high school had a 1974-ish base trim (dog dishes and all) Pinto wagon with a 4-speed, in that awful hospital green. This was in 1981; it was garage-kept and nearly pristine. It was horrible to drive and ugly as crap. I berking love wagons, and I couldn't get interested in that car then, or now. It was awful.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/31/12 6:13 p.m.

people thought Chevy II's and Falcons were junk back in the day. I see a small bumper Maverick with Torque-thrusts that makes me drooool regularly. In short, that Pinto is, in my opinion, ...HAWT!

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade SuperDork
10/31/12 7:55 p.m.

I wish him the best of luck in the price. Someone did a great job keeping it up. Not sure I want one, but hey....

ValuePack
ValuePack Dork
10/31/12 8:04 p.m.

Zetec + Megasquirt + ITBs + suspensionbrakestires = Flying Turd.

Berking want it.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/1/12 5:29 a.m.

For the under 40 crowd, this is what Aermoto is talking about. The vinyl on the Pinto is stock. I believe it's a package called Geighly Underpowered when you get A/C, paisley and the full hubcaps.

Aeromoto wrote: The paisley roof is freakin awesome! But, I don't think it's original to the car.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve UltimaDork
11/1/12 7:59 a.m.

IIRC that was called the Pinto Walkabout in Australia.

bravenrace
bravenrace PowerDork
11/1/12 8:19 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver:

That Barracuda is an exact twin to the one my neighbor had back in the day.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/1/12 9:46 a.m.

The paisley is far better than the awful lace paint jobs that they did in the 60's.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/1/12 10:18 a.m.

Just shows how color choice can make or break a car. In white, red, or black it would be way better looking.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/1/12 10:20 a.m.

Crap. Not only do I really like that, it's right in my back yard!

bravenrace
bravenrace PowerDork
11/1/12 10:31 a.m.
Gearheadotaku wrote: Just shows how color choice can make or break a car. In white, red, or black it would be way better looking.

Yeah, but that brown is so period.

WhiteLX
WhiteLX Reader
11/1/12 12:30 p.m.

That's a smokin deal. I've seen clean pintos like that in CA for double the price. I've always wanted to do a pre-75 pinto with a 2.3 turbo.

Aeromoto
Aeromoto HalfDork
11/1/12 2:10 p.m.
bravenrace wrote:
Gearheadotaku wrote: Just shows how color choice can make or break a car. In white, red, or black it would be way better looking.
Yeah, but that brown is so period.

The root beer brown paint and paisley roof are part of the joke, and exaqctly why it would be fun to drive. When it comes to old economy cars, the uglier / funkier they get, the cooler they are, IMO. The same goes for those Mopars with the mod tops that someone posted above, if they both had same old same old black vinyl tops, I would say "Yawn, another cookie cutter muscle car", and walk right past them at a car show.

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