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Video: Most Badass Ford Pinto Ever, With Bonus “Booty Shorts” Footage

Posted in Bizarre, Car Photography, Car Tech, Cars, Custom, Design, Ford, Funny Videos, Hot Rods, Videos by Suzanne Denbow | September 23rd, 2008 | 1 Response |

All “you might be a redneck” jokes aside (largely because I’m getting mighty tired of hearing them), you have to admit that this is, bar none, the sickest Ford Pinto you’ve ever seen in your life.

Down South lifted cars are a dime a dozen and don’t even garner as much as a second glance, but can you imagine the instant street cred a hi-rise Pinto wagon would garner you in places like Philadelphia? If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to rummage around on eBayMotors now…

Oh, and I apologize for neglecting to inform you in advance that the super short-shorts wearer was a dude. Sorry ’bout that.

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  1. “World’s fastest barbeque,” is the way one stand-up comedian once defined the Ford Pinto. But once you make that retrofit to the fuel tank, so it won’t spray fuel in a rear end collision, it is what it is: inexpensive transportation that fit the early 1970s and maybe in a case of that old saying – was it Casey Stengel or Yogi Berra? – of “deja vu all over again, a car for the times.

    As the most recent issue of Auto Exec magazine reported, one anonymous dealer said most folks these days are looking for “four cylinders and a trunk.” Of course, the Pinto had a hatchback, for the most part; and some came with station wagon bodies; but you get the idea.

    Thing is, like the car most notably unappreciated at most any Mustang meet – the Mustang II – the Pinto usually becomes a donor car for street rod or kit car projects. So tricking one out as a puddle jumper makes about as much sense as anything else to do with one that made it past the salvage yard, in the decades since it rolled out of factory where quality was perhaps Job number 35.