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PINTO GETS THE STARSKY TREATMENT
« on: January 25, 2014, 05:37:12 PM »
WELL THIS WOULD NOT BE ALL THAT UNUSUAL IN THE USA,
BUT I AM FROM A LITTLE TOWN CALLED CREWE FAMOUS FOR ROLLS ROYCE AND BENTLEY AND A LARGE RAILWAY HERITAGE SITUATED IN GOOD OLD ENGLAND,
ANYWAY MY OLD DAD HAD A 71 PINTO TRUNK CAR BACK IN 74 ORANGE 2 LITRE AUTO IN 1977 I WAS WALKING AROUND THE AVENUE WHEN BANG THERE IT WAS ANOTHER 71 TRUNK CAR DONE LIKE STARSKY AND HUTCH NOW BEAR IN MIND THIS IS A VERY RARE CAR IN THE UK NON EVER SOLD HERE FROM NEW AND THE STARSKY AND HUTCH SERIES ONLY AIRED ON OUR TV IN 76 ON WHAT A GREAT SURPRISE SO I TOOK THE PIC WAY BACK WHEN I WAS 14 ENJOY, I THINK IT LOOKS ACE, I DID END UP OWNING IT IN 81 STRIPPED IT TO HOT ROD IT LOST MY STORAGE AND IT GOT SCRAPPED WHAT A WASTE ALL THEM LOVELY EARLY PARTS

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Re: PINTO GETS THE STARSKY TREATMENT
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 06:13:51 PM »
There's one just like it in Canada. He post on here a lot.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 06:56:43 PM »

WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT

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Re: PINTO GETS THE STARSKY TREATMENT
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 09:12:24 PM »
Interesting, I did not know that they sold Pinto's in England.  I thought they only had Capri's, Cortina, Consul, etc.
While on the subject of the S&H stripe, I sure like this Pinto that is currently listed on eBay.
If I did not have the 3 car garage full I would buy it for sure!
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Re: PINTO GETS THE STARSKY TREATMENT
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 02:17:52 PM »
Interesting, I did not know that they sold Pinto's in England.  I thought they only had Capri's, Cortina, Consul, etc.
While on the subject of the S&H stripe, I sure like this Pinto that is currently listed on eBay.
If I did not have the 3 car garage full I would buy it for sure!


hi starliner, that is why it was such a shock the pinto was never sold new in england hence my amazement to see another especially in the s&h paint scheme we actually had another pinto in crewe it was a mettalic blue runabout only ever saw it once,
you have to appreciate this town is tiny only about 8 mile radius
we did get the mustang 2 sold new but converted to rhd at import

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Re: PINTO GETS THE STARSKY TREATMENT
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 02:23:11 PM »
Also why would a private man import a pinto here to england for a start it was lhd it was a compact car and not a musclecar so no real use to us over here we had the capri as a sports car which in fairness the pinto was never intended for i remember being gutted to se a comparrison between a pinto and a vw beetle crikey i was mortified, remember i was a kid and this pinto looked low n wide had a 2 litre mtr that was above average size over here and then compared it to a beetle  ::)

i think the pinto,s that came here were brought over by your serviceman doing a tour out here and brought there cars with them but never took them back home my dads came from a usa airforce base up in scotland,,

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Re: PINTO GETS THE STARSKY TREATMENT
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 07:45:02 PM »
i think the pinto,s that came here were brought over by your serviceman doing a tour out here and brought there cars with them but never took them back home my dads came from a usa airforce base up in scotland,,

That makes perfect sense to me!
 
I've never been to Crewe but I'm well acquainted with the craftsmanship found in the cars built there.  I own a 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur; not the last year, but the last series of the true all-Crewe-built Rolls-Royces.  Magnificent!

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Re: PINTO GETS THE STARSKY TREATMENT
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 02:54:45 AM »
That makes perfect sense to me!
 
I've never been to Crewe but I'm well acquainted with the craftsmanship found in the cars built there.  I own a 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur; not the last year, but the last series of the true all-Crewe-built Rolls-Royces.  Magnificent!

Dwayne :)

hi dwayne
yes proper cars i have a 97 bentley continental T superb car,

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Re: PINTO GETS THE STARSKY TREATMENT
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 11:08:40 AM »
I always find it interesting that a person can be devoted to vehicles at such totally opposite ends of the automotive spectrum!  Interestingly enough, my 1972 Pinto Squire wagon was originally a California car and, while there, shared a garage with a Silver Shadow and a Corniche!  I think that asking how many Pinto owners also own a PMC would yield a relatively small number, but I can't help wondering how many Rolls & Bentley owners own, or have owned, a Pinto?  I guess that would be a question better posed in the RROC forum.
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