1974 Ford Pinto
Car for sale by WeBe Autos in Calverton, New York 11933
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Excellent Factory Original with AC and 4-Speed
Its been quite a while since weve seen one of these. Im sure some of you out there are saying Who Cares. Well the fact is, these little terrors are a big part of American history even if the lesson was what NOT to do when building American cars.
This all original Pinto is in excellent condition in appearance and running condition. The paint is factory Orange (Ford paint code 5W). It has never had a repaint and still looks excellent. The same goes for the first year of 5 mile per hour chrome bumpers and trim. Most likely the California climate where this car was born and raised had a lot to do with it.
The interior is completely original and also in excellent condition for its age. The only notable flaw is the ware from usage on the drivers seat which is shown in the photos. Other than that, it looks incredible. Every feature and option works like new including the factory air conditioning. Wipers, lights, turn signals and aftermarket AM-FM Stereo work as well.
Overall, this lil Pinto is very clean with no rust ever. The factory Red Oxide is still visible just about everywhere on the undercarriage.
The engine is its original 2.3 liter (2300cc) Inline 4cylinder. This was the optional engine choice on the Pinto. Its original 2 barrel carburetor and factory 4-speed transmission are in perfect running order. This car is actually fun to drive. She starts immediately, idles smoothly and goes well enough to keep up with todays traffic. Shifting is unbelievably smooth. Tires and brakes have plenty of life left. The is absolutely nothing to do but go!
Finally, It is a well known fact that these cars were like time bombs when hit in the rear. This was true HOWEVER this car has been modified in the rear with steel that protects the gas tank and eliminates the danger. We are not sure if this was from a factory recall or something that was rectified by Ford before this car was built. Either way, you can feel secure when driving this car.
Photos of the rear undercarriage of the car show the protective frame behind the gas tank.
For Sale By Dealer Located In Old Bethpage, NY
Call us For More Details... WeBe Autos Specializes in Marketing and Advertising Muscle, Classic, Vintage and Specialty Cars. We offer Professional Photography, HD Movies, and Staging that Sells Cars. Let us showcase and sell your specialty car. Please visit our website for more details. Keep in Touch, Michael Runnalls Specialty Car Marketing & Media WeBe Autos Ltd. Long Island, NY 11780 Michael@WeBeAutos.com www.WeBeAutos.com (O)631-339-0399 (C)516-729-2003 Skype: webeautos (F)631-389-2605
Classic Car ID101158364
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