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Pinto Sightings Of The Ford Kind, Part II
« on: July 05, 2013, 12:55:15 AM »
Yesterday I was riding with my Dad and his wife from San Jacinto, CA to San Bernardino to pick up my Aunt for a visit. As we approached the street where Aunt Norma Jean lives I looked down the street next to hers and saw a car front end that looked suspiciously like a Pinto. I squealed like only I can and exclaimed, "There's a Pinto!!!" Then I asked Dad to please go up the street when we got my Aunt and sure enough... IT WAS A PINTO!!!  It's a '74 orange wagon with the orange color-keyed hubcaps. I swear I saw this car for sale on craigslist. The sad thing is, it looks abandoned. It's parked on the street in front of a house and it's got gobs of cobwebs all over the bumper and front wheels. The hood looks popped, too. Someone needs to save it!


     THEN when we were going towards a bar Dad likes to visit called the Greenbriar we passed a house... and what do you think I saw!?! ANOTHER PINTO WAGON!!! Two Pinto wagons in a 2 mile range!!! This one looked like it might've been a '75-'78- I couldn't see the grille, but the front end looked like round headlight car and the tailgate had the F O R D as well as the Pinto script. This car looked clean and shiny. It was light blue.  Who knew San Bernardino- my least favorite place in the world- had two Pintos still living there!? lol
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Re: Pinto Sightings Of The Ford Kind, Part II
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 03:10:39 AM »
was taking my daughter to visit her B-friend in covina. right across the street , as i am pulling away after dropping her off i spy an early 72/73 wagon brown with a roof rack (factory!) parked across the street!
 
got gas in the truck, came back around to take a closer look and the car was gone.
 
my daughter is going to keep her eys peeled for it and give me a heads up i it shows again
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Re: Pinto Sightings Of The Ford Kind, Part II
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 03:00:49 PM »
Awww maaan! I hope she sees it again!


If I wasn't riding with other people the other day, I would've gone over to the house with the orange wagon and started asking questions. Questions like, "what's wrong with that nice wagon out there?" or, "Is it for sale?"... lol not that I'd be buying it (bummer for me- I would LOVE to have an orange Pinto with the color-keyed hubcaps...) ;)
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Re: Pinto Sightings Of The Ford Kind, Part II
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 04:21:38 PM »
A friend sent this photo to me of his recent sighting of a stock looking early Pinto...
 
"Hey Charles, Spotted this lovely creature on the way home from Monterey in May. Driven by a couple of young hipsters. I really wanted to flag them down and buy it.  John"
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Re: Pinto Sightings Of The Ford Kind, Part II
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 11:02:28 PM »
OMG! I love that early sedan! I hope they take good care of it! I know I'd be screamin' like a little girl if I saw it!  ;D
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