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    Flashback: Ford Pinto TV Commercials

    Four 1970 Ford Pinto Commercials:










    1973 or 1974 Ford Pinto Commercial:





    1980 Pinto Commercial:


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    Re: Flashback: Ford Pinto TV Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Four 1970 Ford Pinto Commercials:










    1973 or 1974 Ford Pinto Commercial:





    1980 Pinto Commercial:

    Had some fun in a Pinto wagon during college days!

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    Re: Flashback: Ford Pinto TV Commercials

    Eric,

    Were you a Pinto owner back in the day?

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    Re: Flashback: Ford Pinto TV Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Eric,

    Were you a Pinto owner back in the day?
    Donno about Eric, but I was. Owned a 73 for about 18 months, racked up 58K miles in that time, went one trip from LA to Cleveland and back. Gerat ride - sorry I had to sell it. Only major change I made was to move the dimmer switch from the floor to the turn signal stalk.


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    Re: Flashback: Ford Pinto TV Commercials

    I am surprised that anyone cared about gas mileage in 1970. I just love one of the ads that said that you didnt have to wax it and that it wouldn't rust.

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    Re: Flashback: Ford Pinto TV Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Eric,

    Were you a Pinto owner back in the day?
    No, but I knew this guy - we called him "Vito" because he looked like a character from The Sopranos - who had a Pinto wagon!

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    Re: Flashback: Ford Pinto TV Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry
    I am surprised that anyone cared about gas mileage in 1970. I just love one of the ads that said that you didnt have to wax it and that it wouldn't rust.
    Though it wasn't - yet - a huge deal, remember that there were small, economical cars like the Beetle, which were becoming popular. The domestics were beginning to notice... .

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