If you know oddball cars, then the Pinto Cruising Wagon needs no introduction. No other vehicle brought quite as much 70s van culture into a compact size. What could be better? A Mercury version!
Let's make one thing clear in order to avoid claims of false advertising: This is a Pinto with a Mercury front clip. Merc never officially made a Cruising Wagon clone.
With that out of the way, it seems someone decided this should exist, so here it is. This 1976 Pinto has Mercury bits
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Greenville, SC, USA
$1,795 with ZERO bids and six days to go
Was this Ronald McDonald's car at one time?
Here's the iconic Cruising Wagon rear 3/4 view with the porthole
Here's the ultra-luxury Merc front end.
And...here's dat azz.
There's plenty of cargo space here with the seats folded down.
The interior is dingy, but should be easy to fix up, as it looks like it's all there. We'd like to see better finishing work around the shifter, though.
A turbocharged 2.3 should technically fit right in, you now. Even if that's not done, we'd love to see that exhaust manifold refinished...
1976 Mercury Bobcat / Ford Pinto Cruisin’ Wagon
Converted Ford Pinto Wagon
Previous owner added Mercury Front clip to Pinto Wagon
Replaced Station wagon windows with Cruisin Wagon panels
Recently rebuilt 2300cc (2.3) 4 cylinder
Upgraded T-5 5 speed manual transmission
Very good tires
New upper and lower control arms
New front brakes
New Alternator and Regulator
Interior needs carpet and door panels
Set up for A/C, but compressor not currently installed // Compressor included in sale
Solid floors, though rear floors will need work at some point
Runs great // drive anywhere // cruises painlessly at 80mph