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1973 Ford Maverick Shelby tribute


1973 Ford Maverick redone as a Carroll Shelby tribute vehicle
1973 Ford Maverick redone as a Carroll Shelby tribute vehicle

‘Shelby never did a Maverick in the U.S.,” the seller notes in the advertisement on ClassicCars.com for the Pick of the Day, a 1973 Ford Maverick Shelby tribute.

However, the collector car dealership in Orlando, Florida, continues, “Carroll Shelby partnered up with a businessman in Mexico by the name of Eduardo Velasquez (who was a) Shelby parts dealer…

“You could buy parts for Mustangs, Galaxies and, yes, Mavericks.”

Thusly, the Maverick is “a tribute to Carroll and the type of thing you could have gotten down there” back in the day.3500264-1973-ford-maverick-shelby-tribute-std-c

The car was built up about a decade ago, the advertisement notes, and has been driven “only a few thousand miles.” The odometer shows 2,000 miles traveled, presumably since the car’s buildup, the listing adds.

According to the seller, the car’s interior features what appear to be cloth seats from a Fox-body Mustang. There’s a Hurst shifter on the center console, and the car has four-point safety harnesses for the front and rear seats.

The engine is a 302 cid V8 that provides “sweet sound” through dual FloMaster exhaust fed by Hedman headers and a 600 cfm Edelbrock carburetor. The engine also features Shelby valve covers.

The transmission is a four-speed automatic and the car has an 8-inch Ford rear with 2.73 gearing.

“That means that you can have all the fun in the world with this car, and you will probably never see the top end of the motor,” the seller says. “The best of all worlds, fuel economy and fun at the same time.”

The ad notes that while the brakes are manual, they have been upgraded to 11-inch Torino discs on all four wheels.

The asking price is $21,650.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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