1974 Ford Maverick 4-Door

Price: US $500.00 Item location: Inglewood, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 4-Door Sedan
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 38,666
  • VIN: 4K92F130965
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: V8 5.0L Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Ford Other

About this car:
This vehicle came from an estate sale it was purchased by a wellintentioned grandparent for their grand daughter. Over $1,400 in additional repairs were made including new gas tank, ngine repairs and hoses, ajor tune-up, ew battery and a complete brake overhaul (Some of which are pictured in the included image.). Major defects include the rust on the roof which has damaged the interior lining and the brakes on these old vehicles are not power so they require heavy pressure or pumping. Mechanics say stopping will improve with use. Otherwise the vehicle runs well and has a strong powerful engine.
Needless to say the grand daughter is not interested in owning this vehicle and hence it is listed here for sale looking for a good home.
From Hargerty:
The Ford Maverick was introduced in mid-1969, xactly five years to the day after the original Mustang appeared. Basically an economy sports coupe, t was built on the Falcon chassis and used the Falcon’s 170-cid straight-six engine. The Maverick was advertised at 22 mpg, eighed 2,411 pounds, nd sold for $1,995. In the first partial year 127,833 were sold.

The Maverick returned unchanged for 1970 and a staggering 451,081 found homes. Buyers had the option of the 105-hp, 70-cid six or the larger 200-cid six-cylinder with 120 hp. Transmission choices were automatic or three-speed.

The Maverick gained a four-door sibling in 1971 and a sporty “Grabber” version with a 210-hp, 02-cid V-8. Also available was a 145-hp, 50-cid six-cylinder engine. Sales dipped to 271,697, ith 38,963 opting for the Grabber package and 73,208 buying four-door sedans.

Once again, he 1972 Ford Maverick was unchanged and sales stayed steady. The 302-cid V-8 was offered on all three models instead of being unique to the Grabber. The 1973 model year saw the first stirrings of safety bumpers, nd a slight horsepower slip, ow down to 135 for the 302. For 1974 hefty bumpers were added at both ends while trim was upgraded.

The Maverick was supposed to be replaced by the Granada in 1975, ut gas worries kept it in the lineup, nd 162,572 were sold. Catalytic converters made their appearance, hich dropped the 302’s output to 129 hp, hich was still nearly double the six-cylinder’s output. Power disc brakes became optional.

The 1976 model year marked the appearance of the Maverick Stallion dress-up package, hich is quite rare today. There was also a luxury decor sedan. Little changed in the Maverick’s last year, efore it was replaced by the Fox body Ford Fairmont in 1978.

Ford Mavericks are often remembered nostalgically as the first car of an entire generation, nd their survival is therefore assured. Running examples can be found for next to nothing, nd some of the wilder 1970s appearance packages and off-the-wall colors make them stand out against modern cars.