--> 1974 Ford Pinto - Sport Accent

1974 Ford Pinto - Sport Accent

1974 Ford Pinto

with Sport Accent Options

My name is Kevin and here is little info about my Pinto. Originally from Colorado Springs, CO - had minimal rust on the liftback and right front fender when I got it.


I had the spots repaired professionally in 2002, and have not had any further problems.


The original owner had kept it in a barn with about three dozen other Pintos. He owned it for the first 27 years.


The person I bought it off of said he had maintenance records on the car in a file about two inches thick.


The car has always been garage kept since I have owned it and I think it has been rained on maybe half-a dozen times in nine years.


My first Pinto from high school (around 1978) was so badly rusted when I traded it in that I have always had a morbid fear of rust.


I have kept the car maintained and I am currently running 10W/40 synthetic oil.


I have put a little over 2K miles on it since I bought it, now has 64K miles.


I converted the ignition over to Pertronix and the A/C was converted to 134A but it needs recharging.


It had a new steering rack and rag joint installed two years ago.


I bought five new tires in 2002 - and the spare has not been on the ground.


I installed new speakers in the kick panels - the dash speaker still worked fine, I just wanted more sound.


I found a green driver side armrest on EBay to replace a broken one.


I also installed a black dash pad cover on the dash because of a small crack - it looks pretty good.


So the interior is mostly green with black accents.


Some of these pictures were taken in 2005 and I can guarantee that the car has not changed in the past five years. I did not want to move too far from stock.


Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed the car - it has honestly been the best Pinto of the three that I have owned.