Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1980 Ford Pinto – The End Of The Road, In Switzerland

Not only were 1980 Ford Pintos fairly rare when new, but they’re unicorns now. And one of them has been spotted by crash71100 in Switzerland, or so I believe. I know that the Swiss were some of the last American car lovers in Europe, and they still have a soft spot for nice big “Amis”, but a Pinto?

By 1980, not only was the Pinto utterly obsolete in the US, but it would have been positively antideluvian in Europe, compared to all of the modern little FWD hot hatches. But somebody loves an outsider, and it does appear to be well loved. But then you would not expect to see a beater in Switzerland; it goes against the deep cultural grain.

Enjoy this shot, because it might be a while before you see another.