Ford had some cool cars in the ’70s, and you may or may not think this 1976 Ford Maverick falls into that category. If you are a drag racer or a Jack Roush fan, you might recall that Roush gained his fame racing and modifying the Maverick. Drag racers looking for a turn-key pro street racer who like the 1976 Maverick may want to check this car out.
The monster Ford Maverick has a stroked 327 cubic-inch 5.0-liter V8 engine under the hood. On top of the powerful motor under the hood, the 1976 Maverick has also been restored and has driven only 150 miles since that restoration. The car was originally made in Canada and has 72,000 miles on the clock since new.
The 5.0-liter stroker V8 was built by Central Coast Mustang of California and features a stainless steel crank and rods, A.F.R. 185 heads and a Barry Grant carburetor. On motor only, the car makes 424 horsepower on 110 octane fuel. The 1976 Maverick also has a 200-shot of nitrous on the side making 624 horsepower on the gas. The engine has only 350 miles on it.
Power for the V8 engine goes to the rear wheels via a C4 automatic transmission with Kevlar and stainless inners and a shift kit. The 5-inch aluminum driveshaft connects to an 8-inch Moser rear end with Moser axles and a Detroit 411 locker. The car is also fitted with power steering, power brakes, and an 8-point roll cage.
The seller notes that the car is fast and runs cool thanks to a Visteon NASCAR radiator specified as a 24-pound sealed system. The car is coated in Sky Blue with Silver and Mother of Pearl paint; it can be yours for $38,000. We definitely think the 1972 “Underdog” Ford Maverick is a cool car.
Source: Classic Cars