1978 Ford Pinto

The subcompact 1978 Ford Pinto was available with either a four- or six-cylinder engine along with several body styles including a 2-door sedan and Pony Sedan, hatchback, and station wagon. Mid-year, a panel delivery Pinto became available with full-length flat cargo floor and metal side panels. The base price of around $3,000 for the Pony Sedan was $560 less than the next lowest priced Ford, the Fairmont. Updates for 1978 included new interior colors of jade, tangerine and blue, and a new body. New options included an accent stripe treatment and white-painted forged aluminum wheels. Option packages included the Rallye Appearance package and the Cruising Wagon option. The Rallye Appearance added blacked-out exterior moldings, racing mirrors, black front spoiler, and gold accent stripes. The Cruising Wagon option added a front spoiler, cargo area carpeting, steel wheels, sport mirrors, multi-colored paint striping, and steel side panels.

The base engine was the 140 cubic-inch overhead cam four-cylinder unit offering nearly 90 horsepower and mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The optional overhead-valve V6 displaced 170.8 cubic-inches and offered 90 horsepower. The V-6 engine was updated with a new lightweight plastic fan.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2018

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Unfortunately suffering the reputation of being a cheap economy car, the Pinto has still made its way into the popular culture.Introduced in 1971 as competition for the new import and domestic subcompacts, the Pinto was meant to be so simple a vehicle that Ford could produce this vehicle with little time and money. Manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, the Ford Pinto was introduced....
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1978 Ford Models

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Ford Monthly Sales Volume

December 2018
209,248
November 2018
187,096
October 2018
185,042
September 2018
189,236
August 2018
209,559
July 2018
186,128
June 2018
221,101
May 2018
233,069
April 2018
196,133
March 2018
234,954
February 2018
187,432
January 2018
154,733
Additional Sales Volume Data


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