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50 cars in 50 days, celebrating 50 years of Old Cars: Day Thirty-Nine

Old Cars wants to celebrate our 50-year anniversary by bringing you "50 cars in 50 days." Today we offer up a fresh 1972 Ford Pinto.
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Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!

 DAY THIRTY-NINE: 1972 Ford Pinto

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Ford cranked out more than 3 million of the gas-sipping Pintos in the 1970s, but attrition has taken a heavy toll and nice specimens are fairly scarce these days, particularly in northern climates such as Wisconsin. Even though they are a die-hard Ford couple, a Pinto wasn't on Mike and Jude Christensens' radar. That is, until they spotted one a few years back not far from their home.

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“We had the ‘66 Mustang and we were showing that, and I thought, 'You know what, I’d like to have my own classic car.' I didn’t know what I wanted, but I knew it had to be a Ford, of course,” Jude laughs. “I’m not a fancy person, so I just wanted a nice little car and we happened to notice there was a Pinto for sale [nearby]. I didn’t remember them at all. I just saw that Pinto sitting over there on the street and just thought, ‘This is the cutest little car I’ve ever seen,’ so right then it was like, 'I want a Pinto.’"

That was in 2010, and the car wasn’t in the wonderful shape it’s in today, but it was still excellent for an unrestored car almost four decades old. The couple planned to have the car restored so they could show it, and the operation turned out to be fairly painless.

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 To learn more about Christensens' Pinto <CLICK HERE>

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