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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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i am currently the proud owner of one of the very last maverick grabbers ever produced...my dad bought this car brand new in 1975...it was one of roughly 5700 grabbers produced that year, and it was the last year for the grabber option...thhis car came with a 302 4 bbl, 3 speed automatic, posi 9 inch rear, buckets black vinyl interior, it was burgundy with flat black grabber striping. i still have this gem in my backyard awaitnig restoration, but lack of a garage is hampering all attempts at this...lol...no matter, it is still in restorable condition, so time will tell...
just figured you guys would like to know about her anyway.

oh yeah shes a one owner wit 4600 miles
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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 06:31 PM
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Jeez...you got a good car to work with there. Restore that beauty and be proud of it. With only 4600 miles on it, you're very luck to have it!

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car is completely original as well, aside from a second paint job about 20 years ago!!!
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Why didn't you or him ever drive it? I put 50K on my jeep in 2 years just driving 3 miles to work adnthe occasional casino trip to the border 12 miles away...
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i think i made a misprint...i just realizes what i put there...lol
it actually has 46000 miles on it, but still not alot...she has been to CALI and back twice though
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Cool! Pics coming soon?
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post #7 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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yes sir...soon as the snow clears up a bit...lol
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post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-14-2007, 05:40 AM
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I hate to tell you this but you have a few misprints. Mavericks never did have a 9" in them or a 302 4V. Even the ealier Grabbers. But that's not to say someone didn't put that stuff in there. Just wasn't Ford.
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On 2007-01-14 05:40, dacofa wrote:
I hate to tell you this but you have a few misprints. Mavericks never did have a 9" in them or a 302 4V. Even the ealier Grabbers. But that's not to say someone didn't put that stuff in there. Just wasn't Ford.
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I fair to differ. I believe you are mistaken dacofa and might have the Maverick confused with the Pinto. The Grabber was 302 equiped from the factory and I assume would have true muscle car status.

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If you have a Grabber on your hands I would say get on with the restoration, it is a great find.
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post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 05:12 AM
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Iethiopian,
Nope, the Maverick and Comet never came with a four barrel carb - not in the USA and Canada at least. In Brazil and Austrailia it might be different but in North America the Mustang and Cougar got the four speed trannys, four barrel carbs all the Muscle parts.
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edit: if you have the VIN we can decode it for you and tell you what the factory equipped it with.

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That and the door tag info. Leaves no doubt that way.
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Iethiopian,
Nope, the Maverick and Comet never came with a four barrel carb - not in the USA and Canada at least. In Brazil and Austrailia it might be different but in North America the Mustang and Cougar got the four speed trannys, four barrel carbs all the Muscle parts.
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edit: if you have the VIN we can decode it for you and tell you what the factory equipped it with.

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Hey guys, I'm no Maverick Expert but have been around long enough to know that the Maverick Grabber did in Fact come with a 302 option in late 1970 or early 1971. The question was not whether it had a 4 barrel carb or a 4 speed transmission it was if in fact the car had a 302 V-8. The owner of the car said it had a C4 in it, there was never any mention of a 4 speed and as for the carb, it could very well have a 4 barrel on it, how hard is it to make that conversion with after market products? I have no idea what the car options were on those cars at that time but I do know that 1974 was the end of an era for porformance cars.

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I just happened to wonder into this Maverick forum the other night by chance, or so sorry. You guys are Maverick guys are you not?
Running the VIN number will reveal just what the car rolled out of the factory with as you have stated. But if the owner of the car has stated that his Grabber has a 302 in it there is no reason to doubt that fact.
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post #13 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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i still have the original sales slip from 1975 wrapped in plastic sheathing...put away since day one...dads first brand new car...he was pretty proud...i have pics from day one...like i said...302 4 bbl...9 inch..still in the car...works fine...came with duals, thrush mufflers...like i previously stated...one of the last!!!!!
check up on it...see if you can actually find a picture of a 75 Maverick Grabber...ive been looking for two years now...dont know if im looking in the right places or not, but i cant find any at all...ill take some pics the way she sits now, and ill have the day one pics scanned and put them up for y'all to admire!!!!!
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i still have the original sales slip from 1975 wrapped in plastic sheathing...put away since day one...dads first brand new car...he was pretty proud...i have pics from day one...like i said...302 4 bbl...9 inch..still in the car...works fine...came with duals, thrush mufflers...like i previously stated...one of the last!!!!!
check up on it...see if you can actually find a picture of a 75 Maverick Grabber...ive been looking for two years now...dont know if im looking in the right places or not, but i cant find any at all...ill take some pics the way she sits now, and ill have the day one pics scanned and put them up for y'all to admire!!!!!
Peep this:
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post #15 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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been there dude...thanks tho...not one 75 grabber on there
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