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The simple, basic Pinto. It hardly ever stays that way.


1973 Pinto Runabout with dual color-keyed racing mirrors, accent group.

It seems that our basic, durable, economical little Pinto has arrived.

Not only is it being bought by people who just want a basic, durable, economical little car, it's also finding its way into the hands of a lot of pretty knowledgeable enthusiasts. Who see it is not just for what it is. But also for what it can be.

Well, that's fine with us. As a matter of fact, we were sort of planning on it.

Which is one of the reasons we made things like rack and pinion steering, high-back buckets, and an all synchro 4-speed standard. Not to mention big wide wheelwells for big fat tires.

That's why we included things on the option list like a 2000 cc cam in head 4. A handling suspension package complete with front stabilizer bar. Forged aluminum wheels, steel-belyed radials, raised white letter wide ovals, an AM/FM stero, sports accent group and dual racing mirrors.

And how many car dealers do you know who stock things like inexpensive tape packages, fiberglass air dams, spoilers and wheelwell flares? Well a lot of Ford dealers do.

It all goes back to a philosophy that's worked pretty well for us over the years; supplying the basics and leaving the rest up to you.

From all indications it's still working.

When you get back to basics, you get back to Ford.


1973 Pinto Runabout with dual color-keyed racing mirrors, accent group, hot pants kit, front and rear spoilers, aluminum wheels, wide oval raised white letter tires and tape stripe.