1972 Ford Maverick

This was my fist car. It was bought from a very good friend of the family, a guy named Joe Ramirez. Joe and his brother Lou had a big influence on me while I was growing up. The Ramirez family were/are more like family then friends. Joe had gotten the Maverick new and I wanted it ever since he brought it home. When he was ready to sell it, I was lucky enough to get it. Joe used to tell me how to best use the high-back bucket seats while dating. Just toss her in the back seat, hang her legs on the front seats and dive in. was Joe's advice. I got the car in 1976 and kept it until about the end of 1979 or so. The photos below were taken in 1976 just after I got the car.

I sold it when I bought the Lancia Scorpion. It was nice that I was able to sell it to Kim's mother, who then passed it on to Kim. I really would like to buy this car back from Kim and do a complete rebuild of the car to like new condition. Sort of a tribute to Joe who passed away a few years ago. The only things standing in my way are: money, time, a place to work on the car, that is if Kim would even be willing to sell it. Maybe after I win the lotto....

UPDATED 01/11/05: Great news. Kim bought himself a new '71 Grabber. He sold this Maverick back to me. He was even kind enough to allow me to keep it at his place for the time being. It needs a few things to make it a reliable driver. It also will need a lot of cosmetic work. Since the car is over 35 years old the paint needs to be redone. Most of the interior is in good shape for a car its age.

CLICK HERE to check out a more detailed history of the car, what it is, its current condition and plans.

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This nice photo of a similar Maverick was lifted from Mark's Maverick Page

Another nice Maverick site is the Maverick/Comet Forums site.
You can also join the Maverick Comet Club International.

Last updated: 01-28-06 19:51
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