The Ford Pinto
The Ford Pinto is the first compact car I can remember ever seeing.
I was very young when I first saw one, I remember thinking that the car was so small that I could probably drive it.
Of course that excitement about wanting to drive one soon went away after the urban legend of exploding Ford Pinto’s went through the country. I don’t mean it was an urban legend that some Ford Pinto’s had been in deadly rear end collisions, but it was just exaggerated about how often it happened and how dangerous the Pinto was. I read a few years ago, that the Pinto actually wasn’t anymore prone to a deadly fire than any other subcompact at that time.
Imagine being the daredevil driving a Ford Pinto while eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Pepsi.
Did you have a Ford Pinto, or a favorite model Ford Pinto? Comment below.