I really don't like automotive witch hunts. I think the pinto was a victim. If it had come out of Japan, everyone would be praising it.
I saw that brochure for sale and thought it was pretty interesting to see the pinto in its original context-a small practical economical car. Not many hatch backs around at that time either. So I pinned it up on my wall. It gets alot of shock value. Then I saw your efi version and its like wow that motor fits in there like a glove. So that needed to go next to the brochure.
When I got into building turbo stuff, I realized that the pinto motor is related to the 2.3 that wound up in the turbo coupe. Also, a bunch of people have built turbo pintos using the turbocoupe setup. Then I'm thinking, the car does not look bad at all, it is rear wheel drive, it is really light, you never see them anymore, most people hate them-what a perfect car to modify.
Not sure if that qualifys as a "pinto fanatic" but I have given them some though lol. Now if all of a sudden I see some pinto for sale for 100 bucks......I may have to start yet another project that I hardly have time for.
97 Laser Red GT-248A Wingless model, Built Lincoln Mark VIII motor-Procharger D1SC, 3 core IC
2012 Black GT-Saddle, 3.73s, Brembos, Shaker1000