Do you know what is better than a common classic like the Ford Maverick? Yeah, you know, it is the Mercury version of that platform. It comes with all of the same basic mechanical underpinnings, but with a weird badge and name that’ll make everyone think you are some kind of connoisseur of the vintage horseless carriage. Find this 1971 Mercury Comet offered for $11,900 in Orlando, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Tipper Rock On sent in this next car with the note; There is always a lot of talk on DT of high mileage Mercedes-Benz diesels. Check out this Maverick’s mileage! Yes indeed, 469k miles is a boat load for any car, particularly one as basic and underappreciated as the Maverick. Anyway, I’d buy this car just to make it hit that 500k mile mark if I had a commute these days. Find this 1973 Ford Maverick offered for $5000 in Yorba Linda, CA via craigslist.
The Ford Maverick was released into the wild for the 1970 model year as a replacement for the compact pony car known as the Mustang that was being blown up into a fully fledged (from the zoology, a bird develops its plumage or fledge at maturity) muscle car (see 1971 Mustang). Anyway, the basic Maverick is interesting and I like it, but show me the corporate badged Mercury version known as the Comet and I’ll swoon like a teenage girl at an Elvis concert. Find this 1974 Mercury Comet offered for $7000 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.
I am going to try and write a feature without mentioning the coronavirus…arggg…I already broke that promise by even mentioning the thing. Okay, rewind…let’s try again. The Ford Maverick was sold starting in 1970 as a replacement for the oldschool Falcon and it sold in decent numbers through 1977 when it was replaced with Ford Granadas/Fairmonts using the Fox-body platform. I have a soft spot in my heart for these things because they were cheap drivers for years and still are!! Find this 1973 Ford Maverick offered for $4200 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
This next car comes as a tip from JB1025 who writes: Younger Sister car to the Comet on 3/2/20; The other Phony Pony car from the Blue Oval.. Yes, this is indeed the other white meat from Ford…but it looks oddly appealing for the price. Find this 1976 Ford Maverick V8 offered for $6,300 in Portland, […]
The Ford Maverick is a cool ride if you don’t mind some early 70s style and a simple mechanical setup, but anybody will tell you is that the best way to drive an early 70s Ford is with a Mercury badge on the hood. Find this 1971 Mercury Comet GT offered for $8775 in Los Angeles, […]
We’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there is no money better spent on any car than the previous owner’s money. It is the equivalent of drafting when racing — why burn your own fuel and generate your own speed when you can let the other guy do the dirty work for you. […]
Take a look at this 1975 Ford Maverick here on eBay bidding for $1,825 reserve-not-met with $2,500 buy-it-now with auction ending today (Monday) at 6:58PM Pacific. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “Numbers matching, 1975, some rust spots, noted in pictures. Needs sheet metal in divers side foot well. Strong running original […]
I’m really conflicted about this car. It is a survivor, but its been grounded to the ground with airbags and rides on pimped out rims. Its got stock inline-6 with a big aluminum radiator and looks really nice in the pictures. It is missing a huge chunk of originality, but with performance of a base […]