Another car spotted in Calgary a few weeks back. This one was very popular for a number of years during my early teen years, then disappeared as American consumers began moving to Japanese imports.
The Ford Maverick was one of the most successful cars marketed by the company. The first Maverick was a rear wheel drive compact car that was built from 1970 to 1977 in the USA, Canada, Mexico. The original model was a 2-door sedan priced at USD$1,995.
The Maverick was styled with a long hood, fastback roof, and short deck. It was rumored the Maverick was intended to be a replacement for the Mustang, or a restyling of the Mustang. But the Mustang has proven to be a popular and resiliant model and the Maverick actually replaced Ford's Falcon, then of waning popularity.
The Maverick was a huge sales success. Nearly 579,000 units were produced in its first year. This rivaled the record-setting first year of Mustang sales (nearly 619,000), and easily outshone Mustang’s sales of less than 200,000 units in 1970.