About Ford Pinto
The Ford Pinto is a subcompact car produced from 1971 to 1980, the name being derived from the color pattern on horses. Intended to be priced below $2,000, Pinto body parts were designed to be as lightweight as possible. Ford Pinto auto parts included an inline-4 engine and bucket seats low to the floor to give the car a smaller profile. Despite its promise, the Ford Pinto was plagued with engineering and safety problems, especially allegations that the fuel tank could burst into flames in rear-end collision. This would lead to a recall and eventual discontinuation of the Ford Pinto.