Barn Finds: Restored Retro - 1977 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon.

Oh no ... THESE hideous things. From the year I graduated high school. Someone in my class was gifted one of these to go to college with (only affluenti got cars back then). Pintos should not be restored, IMHO. Like Mustang II and Chevy Vega, these should only be preserved as leetle tiny photos in car history books. "Remember these? Bad? Worse. You cannot imagine how horrible these cars were."

Massive oil leaks. Dangerous placement of gas tanks. Steel sleeves in aluminum engine blocks that failed suddenly, massively.

Fond memories, right? Yeah, like I want to tow one of these to the local car shows on the Plaza.