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Everything but the same old cars


Posted by Mike Bumbeck On April - 18 - 2009

boss_pintoFrom the twice as good department comes not one, but two Ford Pintos. The ’72 Pinto with the American Racing Libre wheels belongs to Mike Streets, and is an award winning genuine BOSS PINTO – Hot Pants edition. Really. The chin spoiler, body cladding, rear spoiler, and stripe package all add up to factory-original ’70s awesome. Mike infused some of his own Pinto road racing heritage into the 2.0L mill along with a set of Weber side drafts. The yellow ’72 with the Thunderbird wheels tucked up under the fenders belongs to Paul Sanguinetti, who joined Mike out on the lawn at the Goodguys show to help bring the Runabouts back. These guys and a rag tag fugitive fleet of FoMoCo faithful are on their way to to SoCal to make the 24th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever over 40 Pintos more boss.

More: Ford Pinto Car Club of America

8 Responses

  1. jeremy! Said,

    Damn job! That show seems like i would have been a good way to waste a Sunday

    Posted on April 18th, 2009 at 10:31 am

  2. Myron Vernis Said,

    Gotta’ love Pintos! My first new car ever was a leftover ’75 Runabout in pumpkin orange. I sold my last one, a 9,000 original mile chartreuse sedan to a Canadian collector just a couple years ago. All I need now is an original “factory” Pangra.

    Posted on April 18th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

  3. wendell Said,

    Get Awesome!

    Posted on April 18th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

  4. casadelshawn Said,

    Never heard of the Pangra until today. Yay! I learnt sumpin’!
    I see “Pinto Mike” around Hayward from time to time; the Boss is really nice.

    Posted on April 20th, 2009 at 11:37 am

  5. Tomsk Said,

    If Ford made Boss Pintos, then someone needs to make a phantom Chevy equivalent. “Vega Z/14″ has a nice ring to it, doncha think?

    Posted on April 20th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

  6. Turbobrick Said,

    That is one bad-ass Pinto. There, I’ve said it!

    Posted on April 20th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

  7. elaHS Said,

    Agreed. For some reason I feel the need to own one.

    Posted on April 20th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

  8. Bill Said,

    In the early ’70′s I was in the service stationed in Northern California for a while, and remember seeing Pinto Bosses at the local Ford dealer when they were new.

    Posted on August 13th, 2009 at 10:51 am

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