Friday, May 4, 2018
Danville Street Sighting - 1978 Ford Pinto Runabout
1978 brochure page for the 3-door Runabout (although that car had blue pinstripes).
Twitter account and an Instagram that referred to this little car as "Ol' Blue". It seems to have resided down in Southern California and experienced a number of adventures and shows while in the care of The Pinto Barn. Lots of pictures of this car and some videos are available on the Twitter and Instagram feed. According to their Twitter, Ol' Blue received a new or rebuilt engine and transmission in 2012 and was put up for sale a couple of times in 2013. I don't know if it ever sold or how it ended up in the Bay Area. At that time the Pinto Barn had about eight Pintos in their stable in various conditions. I'm not sure what happened to them since their social sites all stopped updating in 2014. Still, it's cool to see someone who was so passionate about keeping these often maligned cars on the road.
Photographed July 2016