Hemmings Find of the Day – 1970 Ford Maverick
Restomodded 1970 Ford Maverick for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:
Resto-Mod in 2003
302 V8 Engine
Excellent pearl white 1972 Sprint colors
Edelbrock 4BBL carburetor, Performer Cam and lifters
B+M Shifter w/ C4 transmission
MSD electronic ignition, fuse block, Ron Francis wiring in trunk
High performance fuel pumps and fuel cell in trunk
Ford 9” rear end with Detroit Locker
4 wheel disc brakes non-power
Thrush side pipes and Cragar Super Sport wheels
Clean New Jersey Title
Details of the restoration are as follows:
The body comes from a 1970 Maverick, 6cyl 3 on the tree manual, acquired from it’s original owner, a senior gentleman in the Denver Colorado area. The car was garage kept and had minimal rust. The Maverick shares the same undercarriage with the Lincoln Versailles. A donor Versailles with less than 50,000 miles was located for the drive train. In December 2002, all trim and windows were removed from the Maverick. The undercarriage and engine compartment were painted black. The 302 V-8, C-4 automatic transmission came from the Versailles. The 9” rear end from the Versailles bolted in without modification to the Maverick springs. Detroit Locker differential with 3:75 gearing was installed by D&R Driveline Grand Rapids, MI. The Versailles rear disc brakes were installed with new rotors and calipers and an extra leaf added to the rear springs. The front suspension was modified to use the front spindles and front disc brakes. New ball joints were pressed and welded in and the larger front sway bar from the Versailles was installed.
The interior was acquired from another donor Maverick with less than 25k miles. A fuel cell installed in the trunk along with the MSD electronic ignition and fuel pumps. The body was nicely painted to the 1972 Ford Sprint color package. The restoration took approximately 12 months. The car was driven approximately 10,000 miles in the 13-year period.
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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