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Aug 26, 2005 07:43 |  #1

I don't know how many here will remember this variation of the Ford Maverick. "The Grabber", as it was called was an available factory trim package on the Maverick, from 1970 to 1975. This one was all original and is either a 71' or a 72'. With the also available at the time factory 302 V8, these littlle cars could really light em' up.


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Aug 26, 2005 08:56 |  #2

I remember those. In fact, I owned one. It was equipped with a 302 2 BBL carb and had a C4 automatic trans. The car wasn't "muscle car" fast, but as you said, you could really light em up. This would have been a good car to build, as it already had a V8 in a light body. It was a fun car. ;)
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Aug 26, 2005 14:34 |  #3

Jeeze Bruce, seems like you've owned one of everything :shock:

Nice pic and cool car.


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Aug 26, 2005 17:01 as a reply to  @ insomnia's post |  #4

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Jeeze Bruce, seems like you've owned one of everything :shock:

Nice pic and cool car.

I once counted the old cars I had, now I forgot the number again. I'm a prime example of one of those guys that wished He had kept all of them, but instead...............;)
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Aug 26, 2005 19:14 as a reply to  @ Ballen Photo's post |  #5

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I once counted the old cars I had, now I forgot the number again. I'm a prime example of one of those guys that wished He had kept all of them, but instead...............;)
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Well at least you got the chance to drive and own them though... wish I could say the same :lol:


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Aug 26, 2005 19:30 as a reply to  @ insomnia's post |  #6

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Well at least you got the chance to drive and own them though... wish I could say the same :lol:

Careful what you wish for. Just think about where that puts me age wise. :rolleyes: The 70's were definitely FUN, though. ;)
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Aug 26, 2005 23:29 as a reply to  @ Ballen Photo's post |  #7

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Careful what you wish for. Just think about where that puts me age wise. :rolleyes: The 70's were definitely FUN, though. ;)
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I agree. Great fun. We all have to be some age and some of us have to be different ages. I am happy being the age I am.

Love the cars from the 70's. They really bring back some great memories.


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Aug 26, 2005 23:35 as a reply to  @ rklepper's post |  #8

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I agree. Great fun. We all have to be some age and some of us have to be different ages. I am happy being the age I am.

Love the cars from the 70's. They really bring back some great memories.

Yeah, I wouldn't want to trade those memories for anything. ;)
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Aug 27, 2005 09:49 |  #9

Wow.. Definitely brings back memories.. I had a 1970 bright yellow Maverick Grabber.. It was the first brand new car I ever owned.. It cost $2700 new off the show room floor and gas was 55 cents a gallon..

these things are rare because they weren't particularly collectable. Not like classic muscle cars like the Corvette or Charger..

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Jun 06, 2012 11:51 |  #10

I don't know if there's a rule about bumping old threads but I just had to add that the maverick is a 1972. You can tell by the stripes. 72 has a break in the middle of the hood decal, 71 did not.

Also they're not rare at all, they made millions of them. The only rare one would be the Shelby one.
But you can pick up a restored Grabber for 5K, it's the cheap man's muscle car.

It's kinda funny how I know all this about these cars and I'm not even 24 yet. I like going to car shows and the old guys learn stuff from me :)


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Jun 06, 2012 12:31 |  #11

Nice find. I had a green Maverick with a 302 v8 3 speed manual, when i graduated from High School in '77... that thing could all A.. well you know..


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Jun 07, 2012 23:00 |  #12

I heard there was no glove box in these. confirm or rumor?


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Jun 08, 2012 00:06 |  #13

1969-mid 73 had a package tray.
late73-77 got a glove box, well it's barely one.
All you can fit is a manual, It's only like 10 cubic inches.


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Jun 17, 2012 20:12 |  #14

Beautiful. the Mavrick was the ugliest cars and loaded with enough power to make your teeth rattle when you slammed into your see burying the pedal to the floor. Amazing cars.


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Jun 17, 2012 20:37 |  #15

You got that backwards. The maverick was one of the best looking 70s car, just look at the Vega and Pinto.

They didn't have a lot of power, the top engine was a 210HP. And that was only available for one year since emissions kicked in and killed the horsepower in these engines.

Of course it was easily to modify the engine to make 300HP with just a some engine work. Which in a under-3,000 lb car is really quick. These cars were light, even lighter than today's plastic cars!


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