1976 Ford Maverick.

April 21, 2014

1976 Ford Maverick
1976 Ford Maverick
1976 Ford Maverick


captaingizmo54 said...

Nice! Used to own one of these. Mine
was a '73 4-door sedan with all the
trimmings. It had the 302 V-8 (235 HP)
front bucket seats, leather interior, and
vyniil top and side trim. I deep-sixed
the AM radio and added a stereo cass-
ette player with an AM/FM radio. It was
a great car and I miss it very much.

Anonymous said...

Look at the size of those bumpers!

JEM said...

We had a '76 Comet coupe with the 302. Great car! and plenty of power. It was bright orange with black interior.

IsuzuGeek said...

These are pretty damn rare. There's a guy local to me who drives a brownish-bronze one in pretty rough shape. I gotta say though, I love the body style. Very much like the Aussie Falcons but smaller. One of these would be fun to own. I never really understood it's place in the Ford line-up though. Were these significantly cheaper than the Mustangs for some reason? What niche did they fill?

captaingizmo54 said...

Think about it, son. Ford needed something to replace the Falcon. Like the early
Mustang, the Maverick was built from everything Ford had in their parts houses. Of
course, the bodies were new. These cars were so easy to fix because so many parts
were interchangable between all three cars. The reason they're rare today is rust
out on horrendous level. That, and the fact many of them were thrashed to death by
young drivers who thought they were indestructable. When Ford axed this car, they
used the chassis layout on the Granada. I kept my '79 Granada running with old
Maverick parts! Yessir, those were the days!

Anonymous said...

In Mexico u see mavericks and chevelles in every corner Not rare to see them

captaingizmo54 said...

Man! Would I like to go car hunting there! Thinking of all that Vintage Tin on Mexican
streets makes my mouth water! Heard about a fella who bought a very complete '34
Ford 3-window coupe down there for $50.00, dropped in a set of points 'n' plugs, and
then drove it home! Maybe there should be an OPC Mexico!