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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