WHITE STALLION MAVERICK, WORKING FACTORY A/C, BELIEVED TO BE ORIGINAL MILES
A Ford Maverick, you say? The Mustang's low-key cousin actually looks pretty good dressed in black and white livery, and this 1976 Maverick represents the end of the line for Ford's mid-sized personal car. To be honest, we rarely see these anymore and for an entry-level hobby car, it represents a lot of fun for not a lot of cash.
We really dig the two-tone combination on this Maverick, which gives it a more performance-oriented look with a more modern twist. The satin black sections are recent and replicate the "White Stallion" package that was available in '76. Bodywork is quite straight and we believe that the white sections of the car are wearing original paint, which suggests a car that hasn't been abused. There are a few signs of age in the white areas, but when the black was applied, they also included correct White Stallion decals on the front fenders, turning this into a car that's going to get a lot of questions. 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 two-tone paint job.
The interior is definitely sport-oriented with bucket seats and a small console between them. The seating surfaces are in great condition, while the dash and door panels are showing their age. 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. The three-spoke wheel has a White Stallion logo on the horn button and woodgrained appliques warm things up on the door panels. It's also equipped with factory A/C that blows ice cold as well as the factory AM radio down low just to the driver's right. The rear seat is in excellent condition and probably hasn't seen much use and the trunk is reasonably well-sized and shows no signs of body rot, which is critical on a Maverick. You also get a full-sized spare tire with jack assembly, just in case worse comes to worst.
In the relatively lightweight Maverick, the 250 cubic inch inline-six is actually a decent performer. It's smooth and virtually indestructible, and if you want economical transportation, you could do a lot worse than this Maverick. It's obviously original under the hood, so it's a bit dirty and crusty, but all the factory components are in place, right down to the cold air intake tube for the big Ford Blue air cleaner. The carburetor has been recently rebuilt and they even installed an NOS exhaust system (don't get excited, NOS means "New-Old Stock") that includes a factory-style catalytic converter, muffler, and resonator so it has just the right 70s sound. More originality underneath, but no signs of body cancer in the important areas. The 3-speed automatic transmission feeds an 8-inch rear end with 2.79 gears inside, so the six is just loafing along at highway speeds, boosting fuel economy even more. Flashy Cragar wheels are a nice addition to this most sporting Mav, and they wear white-letter radials to complete the look.
You rarely see Mavericks these days and I'll wager that very few of these special White Stallion cars still exist. Who says entry-level hobby cars have to be boring? Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Rear Defogger
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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