An immaculate 1978 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon was auctioned Thursday night time for an eye-popping $33,000.
The inexperienced, wood-sided wagon was despatched throughout the block on the Mecum Monterey public sale by collector Peter Escovedo, who has a penchant for uncommon mundane American vehicles and bought it himself about eight years in the past.
The three-speed automated mannequin is an unrestored survivor with simply over 15,000 miles on its odometer and its unique plaid inside. Even among the many multimillion greenback vehicles it was rubbing shoulders with on the public sale, it was a standout.
“I had a variety of automotive buddies who knew the automotive properly making wagers on what it might go for,” Escovedo instructed Fox Information after the sale.
“I knew it was a unbelievable automotive and that somebody would respect it sufficient to pay some coin for it,” he mentioned.
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Escovedo mentioned he was a bit anxious, as a result of he was providing it with no reserve, however then it obtained a ton of consideration on the occasion. The ebook worth for a typical Pinto like it’s simply round $2,500, however there aren’t many, if any, left that may examine.
“It was thrilling to cross on what might be the world’s costliest Pinto,” Escovedo mentioned.
“Irrespective of the value, I feel the brand new proprietor obtained a terrific automotive and that’s in all probability what he thought too.”
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