The Ford Maverick is a compact car created and marketed by Ford from 1970 to 1977, initially a two-door sedan based on the 1960 Falcon platform and later as a four-door sedan based on the same platform. In its first year, about 579,000 Mavericks were sold, approaching the Mustang’s record-setting first-year sales (nearly 619,000), and easily outpacing the Mustang’s sales of fewer than 200,000 in 1970. 2.1 million Mavericks were produced in North America between 1969 and 1977. Mavericks were also produced in Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil between 1970 and 1979.
Maverick is an abbreviation of unbranded range animals, and the car’s nameplate depicts a Longhorn cattle head. Maverick’s styling featured the long hood, fastback roof, and short deck popularized by the Mustang, with a 103-inch wheelbase and pop-out rear side windows.
Here are some beautiful pictures of the Ford Maverick models from the 1970s