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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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:iconcaptainprower:
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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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Nice Pinto
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:iconoddfox17:
OddFox17 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Writer
Ah, the good ol' Ford Fireball.
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:iconhuman-groveback:
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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:iconjessepants:
JessePants 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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:iconnomdaeplume:
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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AaronsDesk Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist 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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:iconwannabemustangjockey:
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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:iconaaronsdesk:
AaronsDesk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist 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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:iconwannabemustangjockey:
Hey, thanks for being honest and giving credit. Your drawing looks pretty good!
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:iconaaronsdesk:
AaronsDesk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No problems, and thanks!
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:iconrustycaffeine:
RustyCaffeine Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
AKA the Ford Deathtrap.
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:iconjfw:
JFW Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
BLAH BLAH BLAH! >O> SPAM SPAM SPAM >w>
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:iconwannabemustangjockey:
WOOF! >O<
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:iconjfw:
JFW Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
YAY! you replied my ridiculas comment 8D
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:iconkikigrim:
Kikigrim Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Dude, it looks so sick. I'd drive one without a doubt that after the magnesium block got heated up so much it would violently react with water. :D
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:iconsamblob:
SamBlob Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
The Pinto had an iron block. You're thinking of the Chevrolet Vega, whose aluminium block and cylinder head used to warp.
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:iconjiddison:
jiddison Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Student
cool...nice work there n there...hi,do send comment on my vector bMw....how about it....?
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:iconkarrmann:
Karrmann Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Just make sure you don't back into anything......
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:iconjamie-fox:
Jamie-Fox Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
"Ford Pinto is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company even though they may wish it wasn't"
:rofl:
zOMFG thats funny
Nice work :thumbsup:
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:iconmaximesz:
maximesz Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice. just like GTA vector style. love it.
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:iconsecret-master:
Secret-Master Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Interface Designer
Cool :D
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:iconridshadowfox:
ridshadowfox Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Stunning job on it. All those hours were well worth it :)
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:iconkenpoist:
kenpoist Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Sweet vector.
That was my car in High School, but it was dark green.
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:icont1g4h:
T1g4h Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha. Sweet, I love it :D
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:iconagentc-24:
AgentC-24 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Just like my dad's old beater. Great job! :)
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:iconmotavated:
motavated Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel sad for the other disco pinto....
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:iconluka89:
luka89 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
I know that car from somewhere.....

Oh I remember!
Comic book guy drives it on the simpsons.

Its nerdy that I know that isn't it.
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kaldea2003002 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
i like that last comment "even though they may wish it wasn't..."
very nice
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:iconmistycrom:
MistyCrom Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
did they base the capri on that? We never had the Pinto over here, and i dont think any Capris have exploded - or not without having met Mr Clarkson :P, but I see some similarities in the design of the early Capris.
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:iconsamblob:
SamBlob Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
The Capri was based on the British Ford Escort Mark I from the early 1970s. One of the available engines was a 2-litre version of the Pinto engine.

Ford of England actually knew how to make good small cars. I'm not sure why the home branch didn't just make Mark I Escorts or Mark II Cortinas in Detroit instead of the Pinto.

Since you posted this, a 2.8-litre V-6 Capri did die at the hands of Top Gear, but James May was driving it at the time.
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33wicked33 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
i do believe the capriwas based off the pinto and yea i dont think a capri has exploded without meeting the terror Jeremy Clarkson XD either way the capri wasnt all that good XD the pinto was better in my eyes
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:iconwannabemustangjockey:
I know the Pinto was the base for the Mustang II. I'm not sure about the Capri but I believe they shared at least one engine option so they may have been on the same platform.
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