A lesson for those who are not familiar with the Ford Pinto: they came in three body styles. One was a two door sedan with a trunk. One was a two-door station wagon. The third was a three-door hatchback, usually termed “Runabout”. Got that? Three body styles. At no point during the entire 1970-1980 model run was there ever a Ford Pinto pickup truck. You had wagon, you had hatchback, you had coupe, and for about six months in 1973, you had one that could fly (see also: AVE Mizar).
Yet someone in the Seattle Metro has one of the more interesting sights we’ve seen in a minute. It started life as a 1972 Ford Pinto station wagon, but along the way something happened that wound up looking like the result of a three-way between a Pinto, an El Camino and a Plymouth Superbird. The strange thing? We don’t quite hate it. In fact, in a way it’s actually kind of badass. The slot mags fit it right, the color is oddly appropriate, the ute conversion looks solid and with a hopped-up four-banger under the hood there’s a chance that it could be sporty, too. We aren’t even that bothered about the wing that looks to be raided from a Dodge Ram Daytona…it just fits the overall theme of the car, don’t you think?
Shame they only included the one photo…we’d love to know more about this little runner!