Ford pinto runabout

ford pinto runabout

What is the value of a 1973 Ford Pinto Runabout?

A 1973 Ford Pinto Runabout with small bumpers, no rust, and in Grabber Blue? There’s cool and then there’s cool, this is the latter. This eye-poppingly-pigmented Pinto can be found listed here on eBay with an equally eye-poppingly-prime bid price of over $4,200 and the reserve isn’t met yet!

When did the Ford Pinto come out?

On September 11, 1970, Ford introduced the Pinto under the tagline The Little Carefree Car.

Did the Ford Pinto have the same fuel system as other cars?

According to Weaver (1988, p.94), [t]he design of its [Pintos] fuel system was essentially the same as that of other cars of its size and generation and Pintos had about the same rate of death from fire due to rear-end collision as other small cars. His assertion is that the Pinto was not unusual compared to similar models.

Why did the Ford Pinto burst into flames?

Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company, 1981 The Pinto, a subcompact car made by Ford Motor Company, became infamous in the 1970s for bursting into flames if its gas tank was ruptured in a collision. The lawsuits brought by injured people and their survivors uncovered how the company rushed the Pinto through production and onto the market.

How much horsepower does a 1973 Ford Pinto Runabout have?

1973 Ford Pinto Runabout 2000-cc (man. 4) specs gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1993 cm3 / 122 cui, advertised power: 62 kW / 83 hp / 84 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 132 Nm / 97 lb-ft, more data: 1973 Ford Pinto Runabout 2000-cc (man. 4) Horsepower/Torque Curve

Where to buy a 1973 Ford Pinto?

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When did the Ford Pinto hatchback come out?

A hatchback became available on February 20, 1971, debuting at the Chicago Auto Show. In 1971, the Pinto brochure came with a paper cutout Pinto that one could fold to make a 3D model.

What kind of engine does a 1972 Ford Pinto have?

Revised SAE standards in 1972 dropped the Pintos 1.6 l (98 cu in) engine to 54 bhp (40 kW) – and the 2.0 l (120 cu in) engine to 86 hp (64 kW). †Horsepower and torque ratings are net output after 1971 model year.

What is a Ford Pinto engine?

The Ford Pinto engine was the unofficial but generic nickname for a four-cylinder internal combustion engine built by Ford Europe. In Ford sales literature, it was referred to as the EAO or OHC engine and because it was designed to the metric system, it was sometimes called the metric engine.

Why is the Ford Pinto considered a cheap car?

At the end of the day, the Ford Pinto was designed and made to be a cheap economy car, cost cutting goes much deeper than just the fuel tanks. The economy cars of the 1970s were as economical (cheap) as you could imagine, making cheap Toyotas of today look like absolute luxury cars in comparison.

Why didn’t Ford upgrade the Pinto’s fuel tank?

Likewise in the Pinto case, Ford’s management whatever its exact reasoning, decided to stick with the original design and not upgrade the Pinto’s fuel tank, despite the test results reported by its engineers.

Does a Ford Pinto have to meet safety standards?

There was no requirement for side or rear impacts allowing Ford to claim the Pinto met all applicable safety standards for fuel system integrity. Not until the 1977 model year did the Pinto and other passenger cars have to meet a 30-mph rear moving barrier and a 20-mph side moving barrier test.

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