Looking over the tips line this past week, this gem showed up. It is a 1972 Pinto Wagon, advertised as a one owner vehicle. The listing also states that this car has only about 19,000 miles on it. Let’s see if we all agree as to how legitimate the ad really is….
The listing states that this is a 1972 Pinto Wagon. Correct; It also states that it is hard to find. Also Correct. As far as the claim as one owner? I doubt it.
It looks like this was once a Pinto Squire, only with the wood-grain decals removed. All that is left is the wood-look trim that surrounded the decals. That tells me that the owner, or subsequent owners, had no love for the wagon in its original form after the decals were either damaged, or faded.
Low cost chrome wheels were substituted for the original steel ones, and it looks rather cheesy for it. A nice set of either standard pinto wheels with and original set of wheel covers, or a set of styled steel wheels of the proper vintage would look 100% better.
With the stated mileage of 19,135, you would think the engine compartment would look better. My guess is that there is 119,135 miles, since odometers reset themselves after 100,000 miles back in the 70s. And what is with the cheesy seat covers?
So, what you have is a car, albeit a semi rare one at that, with no A/C, missing some original trim, being sold for $4,800. Is this particular car worth that amount of money? Let me know what you think. See the listing here.