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1972 Ford Pinto by wannabemustangjockey 1972 Ford Pinto by wannabemustangjockey
1972 Ford Pinto Runabout, vectored over photo reference and recolored to stock configuration.

Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Paint Shop Pro 9, God knows how many hours to complete.

Original photo: [link]
Photo is not mine; I claim no ownership of it.

Vectored car is (c) wannabemustangjockey. Please do not use without my permission.

Ford Pinto is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company even though they may wish it wasn't.

6/28/07 - turn signal and some other small details touched up. Also resized borders for better bleed control. Submitted as print.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wanna feel like a suicide bomber? Put one of these in reverse.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Nice Pinto
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OddFox17 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Writer
Ah, the good ol' Ford Fireball.
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human-groveback Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Actually, the Ford Pinto's tendency to explode upon receiving damage to the gas tank is basically what gave rise to the use of exploding cars as a plot device.
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SonicFanXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
You get rear ended in this car and our fucked lol.
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RudeBoyJesse Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was gonna buy one but my moms all like "No NO that thing is a ticking time bomb". They fixed the gas tank problem I think in 1975
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NomdaePlume Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
I had a '79 in that yellow color. It even came with an aftermarket 8-Track player!

I loved that car. I had the Chilton's Guide, so I could do all the work myself. Never had a days trouble with that 2.3L engine.

Unfortunately, I totaled it when I hit a patch of "Florida Ice" (oil slick for the rest of you) and spun into oncoming traffic. (No, it didn't explode)
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tantrum-design Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Student General Artist
Hit me and we both go up!
Actually I think only about 3 or 4 blew up, but that was enough for Ford to stop making them, which is a shame, 'cause they're awesome lookers
The motor got exported to England for the Capri, Cortina and Escort, by the way.
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wannabemustangjockey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Took them till 1980 to stop making them, by that time the design flaws were fixed.
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tantrum-design Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Student General Artist
Hi, I just wanted to say that i used this as an underlay for a drawing [link] I linked back to this and credited you as well so I hope that is OK :)
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