1972 Ford Pinto

The 1972 Ford Pinto remained unchanged from the 1971 models, except for a larger rear window on the runabout models. A station wagon, selling for $2,265, also became available. Power came from a four-cylinder overhead cam engine that displaced 98 cubic-inches and produced 54 horsepower. A larger, 122 cubic-inch unit was available, offering 86 horsepower.

Ford sold 352,402 Pinto's in 1971 between the 2-door sedan and 2-door runabout models. The following year, they sold 480,405 vehicles, an increase of over 128,000 Pintos.

The Ford Pinto rested on a 94-inch chassis and had a length of 163-inches. At all four corners were 6.00 x 13 black sidewall tires with 175R13, A70-13, and A78-13 available as optional equipment.

For 1973, the Pinto would continue with very few changes. In response to US safety regulations, it received front and rear bumpers, plus bumper guards. Sales rose slightly to 484,512.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011

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1972 Pinto
$2,263-$500,000
1972 Ford Pinto Price Range: $1,960 - $2,263

$2,040 - $3,485
$2,190 - $2,360
$2,730 - $3,100

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ford
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)1,840,427
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)1,861,537
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)1,569,608
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)2,179,791
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)2,349,815
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)2,246,563
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)2,054,351
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)2,096,184
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)1,826,777
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)1,753,334
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)1,730,224

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