Saturday, May 2, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
This “small” Ford wagon has some issues, but it also has a lot of things going for it. One of the best things is that it’s for sale here on eBay at no reserve with still bidding below $230 as I write this! The Falcon currently resides in Chester, New York. The seller states that the car runs well, has air conditioning, and has all trim intact (although I’m not sure what happened to the “R” and “D” on the hood). The tailgate and parts of the floor will need some rust repair and unless you like painted bumpers, plan on a substantial re-chroming bill. I think it has a very humble look to it right now with the original wheel covers in place and the skinny whitewalls, although I think I’d go with a set of American Racing Torq-Thrust D’s. How about you?
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By 1977, the custom van craze was in full swing, but many Americans still had painful memories of fuel shortages, long gas lines and spiking prices experienced during the 1973-’74 oil crisis. Seeing an opportunity to capitalize on both camps, Ford introduced its Pinto Cruising Wagon for the 1977 model year. Essentially a compact sedan delivery, the Pinto boasted such features as bubble rear windows, bold paint schemes and mag-style wheels, all obligatory on custom vans of the day. To keep things sensible, however, Ford equipped the Pinto Cruising Wagon with a frugal 2.3-liter four-banger, though a more enthusiastic 2.8-liter V-6 was a rarely ordered option. - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/04/27/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1977-ford-pinto-cruising-wagon/?refer=news#sthash.Teh3fu44.dpuf
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