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Type: Coupe
Year: 1980
Mileage: 69,976
VIN: 0T10A214029
Color: Brown
Engine: 2.3 LITER
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

1980 FORD PINTO Additional Info:

The Nicest Pinto Ever Featured OnBarnfinds.com

I am offering a very special Whimsical American Classic 1980 Ford Pinto for sale. This incredibly well-preserved automobile has guaranteed original 69,970 miles and is probably one of the nicest, most original surviving Pinto's offered for sale on eBay considering the fact that this was the most inexpensive new American automobile you could buy in 1980. These cars were considered disposable after a decade of driving and one of the reasons that you rarely see Pinto's on the road. The Pinto has the original paint (try to find another) but has a quarter size bubbling under the front rear fender (about an inch wide), you have to get on your knees to see it as it is very small and hardly noticeable.
The car is 100% original, even the rims are like factory new with no blemishes or curb rash. The front drivers seat will need recovering but the other seats are in excellent serviceable condition. The factory 8-track cassette player is still operating as it should and is in superb driveable condition, and can be a daily driver, I would not hesitate to drive it cross country tomorrow.
As I mentioned earlier in the listing this car is a very rare and special collector car opportunity and was featured on Barn find.com with the original published magazine write up pasted below.This was going to be my whimsical summer daily driver to amuse all my friends but I found a convertible instead, so if you are considering something different, original, safe investment and relatively inexpensive, I don't think you will not find a better preserved example that this. This care attracts people wherever its parked. Whooda' Thunkit !!! A Ford Pinto attracting a crowd !!!

The car is located and will be shipped from Cedar Rapids Iowa. I can arrange fully insured and inexpensive shipping to your driveway

OCT 3, 2017 •SURVIVORS20 COMMENTSMinto Pinto: 1980 Ford Pinto Survivor

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ByAndrew Tanner

Readers, I have to be honest with you. I have been a lifelong Pinto naysayer, however in my recent time writing for Barn Finds I have written up several and grown to love them. We have featured some really nice, and some really okay, examples. They seem to get progressively nicer every time someone sends one in, and Rocco B. really delivered on this fine example. Pintos may have once been economical cars to be disposed of after use, however they are now old enough to draw a crowd. Having covered just under 70,000 miles.

Though I haven’t seen it in person, based on the photographs and the information provided by the seller, this is the worst part of the car right here. Having seen both use and maintenance, the driver’s seat has suffered the most. If the rest of the interior is as nice as it looks, then this seat could perhaps be recovered in matching material and the rest of the interior be left alone. Brown was popular during this time period, much like silver and gray are popular in vehicles of today. Though I won’t say I love this interior color, it is markedly less utilitarian than the gray cloth of comparable modern vehicles. It also has an 8-track player!

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Under the hood sits a 2.3 liter four cylinder engine. Though Pintos were available with several different engine options over the years, by 1980 the V6 was discontinued and the 2.3 four cylinder became the only engine available. The seller states that this car has been a reliable daily driver for the last two years and has never left the seller stranded. This car is cheap enough that for a vintage car enthusiast, this could be a good “modern vintage” driver while the less-daily vehicles sit safely in the garage.

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Out of all of the Pintos/Bobcats I have written up, this is in the top two nicest I have seen. The factory slotted wheels really do a lot for it, and this car would be the perfect candidate for a vintage driver. The seller states “Can be kept as is as a very clean survivor, or could be a great starting point for the Pinto hot rod of your dreams.” I’m not sure anyone dreams of making a hot rod Pinto, but I sincerely hope this car remains nice and original. I would absolutely daily this car. Would you?

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