For Sale: 1976 Ford Maverick in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

A Ford Maverick, you say? The Mustang's low-key cousin actually looks anything but dull when dressed in killer Grabber livery, as this 1976 Ford Maverick Grabber Tribute so aptly presents. With that red-hot color-combination, a thumping 347 Stroker V8 under the hood, and a comfortable A/C bucket-seat interior, this Maverick makes Mustangs blush. To be honest, we rarely see these anymore and for an entry-level hobby car, it represents a whole lot of fun for not a lot of cash.

We really dig the bright Grabber Orange and Black combination on this Maverick, which gives it a more performance-oriented look with a more modern twist. All the orange paint look fairly recent and it was finished to a strong driver-quality level that looks great today, and the black accents were expertly applied - with painted-on LeMans-style hood stripes and slick profile decals breaking up any potential monotony giving the car a very racy vibe. Bodywork is quite straight when you look down the lines, and there isn't any evidence that this Maverick was abused in its day. Of course, chrome bumpers were still in fashion in 1976, but otherwise there aren't many shiny bits on this car, which has a forward-looking appearance that works rather well. The neo-fastback roofline has aged well and the car makes the most of its curves with that high-impact paint job.

The interior is definitely comfort-oriented with a little sportiness mixed in, anchored by the black vinyl buckets up front. The vinyl seating surfaces are in excellent condition (and the stuffing is all-new too), the matching dash looks so good it could very well be an OEM replacement, and the door panels at the flanks look fairly fresh too, with period-perfect designs that soften things up inside a bit. The carpets are nice and plush, protected by rubber floor mats, and the headliner up above is taut and ties everything in together perfectly. Two deep, round pods house the speedometer and fuel gauge, and if you've driven an early '70s Mustang, you'll feel right at home here, and an aftermarket tachometer was strapped to the column to keep an eye on the revs. An aftermarket 3-spoke steering wheel was added to sport things up a bit, and a set of auxiliary units were neatly stashed underneath the dash to augment the factory units. It's also equipped with a modern stereo, a Delphi AM/FM/CD/AUX unit that fits into the center of the dash, the factory A/C system has been upgraded and blows cold, and there's a chrome T-handle shifter that manages the automatic transmission below. The rear seat is in great condition and probably hasn't seen much use and the finished trunk is reasonably well-sized and has a factory style mat to tidy it up.

In the relatively lightweight Maverick, the 250 cubic inch inline-six found in most of these was actually a decent performer, but it wasn't enough for the owners of this Maverick. So, in came a thundering 347 Stroker V8 small-block, and now this lightweight Ford has plenty of pop under the hood. It's smooth and virtually indestructible, and if you want economical transportation with plenty of juice, you could do a lot worse than this Maverick, with a big 4-barrel carb and performance intake helping things out. It looks slick under the hood, with black Edelbrock valve covers, a matching open-element air cleaner, a gold Milodon oil pan, and it all looks very slick against the satin black inner fenders and firewall. The C4 3-speed automatic transmission is capped with a TCI pan and feeds a heavy-duty rear end with driver-friendly gears inside, and the custom dual exhaust underneath sounds nice and throaty. American Racing 'Old Style' Torque Thrust wheels are a nice addition to this most sporting Mav, and they wear 205/65/16 front and 235/60/16 rear performance black-wall radials to complete the look.

You rarely see Mavericks these days and I'll wager that very few of these special cars still exist in this condition. Who says entry-level hobby cars have to be boring? Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1976 Ford Maverick
  • Listing ID: CC-1593156
  • Price: $26,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Maverick
  • Exterior Color:Grabber Orange
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:56873
  • Stock Number:5495-DFW
  • VIN:6K91L133178

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