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Round 2 1977 Pinto (OOB) - Definition of Loser

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Round 2 1977 Pinto (OOB) - Definition of Loser
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 7:23 PM
If you know me, then you know my thing is weird cars, the everyday and what I call “loser cars”. One of the most recognized, reviled and joked about loser cars of the Automotive Dark Ages was the Ford Pinto. With a reputation for blowing up like a stick of Looney Tunes dynamite and a design that was a weird mix of practical and impractically underpowered and underbuilt, the Pinto has long epitomized how low things could go.
 
 
 It’s no surprise then that I was beside myself with excitement when Round 2 anounced they were going to give us our SECOND Pinto reissue. First, there was the Pony Express wagon, followed now by the AMT 1977 hatchback! For Pinto-philes (even sounds gross) and loser-lovers like me, getting a chance to own the second-ugliest installment of Ford’s incendiary blighter was something that had only been hoped for.
 
 
I managed to snag one a week and change ago, and I’m really surprised to see that no one else out there seems to have jumped on this one. Of course, that might be because, unlike me, they knew what to expect! Check out my out of box review for this new stain on your modelling display at the link below, and bring your fire extinguishers!
 
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, July 04, 2019 8:28 AM

Unfortunatly the mid-late 70's were weak points both in real and model car design. Nonetheless I plan to get this kit eventually. I have a soft spot for anything 70's.

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Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, July 04, 2019 11:07 AM

Hi;

 I never did like the Endura front end on this one .I still like the original front end .

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Posted by Faust on Thursday, July 04, 2019 7:07 PM

oldcarguy

Hi;

 I never did like the Endura front end on this one .I still like the original front end .

 

 
I like the earlier ones better, too. That's why it's better to have this one! It's more of a reminder of how sad things got, and it's important we embrace that, so we don't ever have to suffer it again. (Except for stuff like Yarises other milquetoast, soul-less junk...)
 
I still say it's got a lot of Camaro in it. Makes me laugh!

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Sunday, July 07, 2019 1:28 PM

I agree.  I like odd balls. Pintos, Vegas,  mavericks, gremlins etc. Keep em coming. A maverick would be awesome.  Hello AMT, Revell????

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Posted by Faust on Monday, July 08, 2019 6:26 PM

jkitman

I agree.  I like odd balls. Pintos, Vegas,  mavericks, gremlins etc. Keep em coming. A maverick would be awesome.  Hello AMT, Revell????

 

 
AMT or Jo-Han had to have done a stock Maverick at some time, didn't they. If they can reissue two Pintos, the BRAT and the final Volare, then maybe, MAYBE there's hope!

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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