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1974 Ford

Maverick

The Ford Maverick was a compact car manufactured from April 1970 to 1977 in the United States, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico and from 1973 to 1979 in Brazil. It employed a rear wheel drive platform dating to the original 1960 Falcon. Originally marketed as a two-door sedan at a price of $1,995, the Maverick was designed to be inexpensive to manufacture and maintain.
With the introduction of the Pinto and the larger Mustang in 1971, the role of economy car was taken and the role of small & sporty was open. The Maverick gained a V8 and Ford began to promote it more and more as a performance car.

In 1974, the Maverick was unchanged except for rear federal bumpers and larger trunk with a higher deck. Jumping gas prices and increasing demand for smaller cars resulting from the Arab Oil embargo did cause the Maverick to grow in popularity, selling 10,000 more units than the year before.

Save for the new rear bumper mentioned above, the deletion of the rear spoiler and a trim shuffle, '74 was a carryover year for the Maverick Grabber Package. Disc brakes were finally made available, using Mustang II parts.

Other changes included, the Grabber stripe changes again, radial tires become an option, AM/FM 4-speaker system becomes an option, tail light panel applique becomes optional,
Dome light changed, now includes map lights, Day/Night Rearview mirror available,
Light Group becomes an option,

In the engine compartment the 250-6 drops to 91 hp (from 98), and the 302-V8 rises back to 140 hp (from 138).

This big sales increase (mostly due to 4-door sales) was because of the fuel crisis. The increase prompted Ford to continue the Maverick/Comet line, which had been scheduled to be killed off at the end of the model year.



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Performance Specs

Available Engines
200ci

200ci

1x1bbl

72hp

180 lb-ft

250ci

250ci

1x1bbl

91hp

232 lb-ft

302ci

302ci

1x2bbl

140hp

296 lb-ft

Transmissions
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • SelectShift Automatic
Engine
0 to 60 MPH
Quarter Mile
Source

250ci

11.6 sec

18.6 @ 72mph

Simulation

302ci

8.4 sec

16.4 @82mph

Simulation

Paint & Color

Exterior Colors

Silver

Bright Red

Red

Dark Red

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bright Blue

Dark Blue

Silver Blue

Light Grabber

Pastel Blue

Pastel Lime

Bright Green

Dark Green

Medium Ivy

Dark Yellow Green

Medium Lime Yellow

Ginger

Ginger Glow

Medium Chestnut

Saddle Bronze

Tan

Buff

Orange

Medium Golden

Yellow Gold Glow

Medium Dark Gold

Maize Yellow

Wimbledon White

White Decor

White

Black

Production Numbers

Maverick

301,048

Total Production

301,048

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