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Pick of the Day: 1973 Ford Maverick

A new classic with 32,940 original miles


It’s interesting exercise to try to predict the next car that will shoot up in the collector car market. Trucks and SUVs from the 1970s have been skyrocketing the last five-years, but the original owners likely used those vehicles for their utility, not their future market value.

I should also note that I am not in any capacity good at financial predictions or market conjecture. I was advised in college to not pursue an economics degree due to my poor math skills, and that was the right call to switch majors. The best example of not being able to make an accurate prediction is my former belief that Jeff George and Matt Leinart would dominate the NFL. Their respective careers didn’t pan out like I expected, and the Leinart flop was even worse because I’m an Arizona Cardinals fan.

1970 Ford Maverick

Pacers and Gremlins have had a slight uptick in demand and price, but a part of me thinks some of the recent purchases were based on irony or Wayne’s World. Twenty-years ago I can’t imagine there were a lot of AMC products at collector car auctions, but they make consistent appearances now.

My lack of foresight didn’t think there would be a market for the Ford Maverick but here we are.

The Pick of the Day is a 1973 Ford Maverick listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Cadillac, Michigan, but the car is at the client’s home. (Click the link to view the listing)

1970 Ford Maverick

This particular Maverick has 32,940 original miles documented by the title and is powered by the original 302 V8 engine paired with a C4 automatic transmission. The engine has been upgraded with a new Holley 600 four-barrel carburetor, Weiand aluminum intake, a Ford Racing wire set, an MSD Distributor, and an MSD Blaster coil.

1970 Ford Maverick

The pictures in the listing detail a Maverick that is largely original, in good shape, but the exterior will need some paint. The inside looks like a time warp to the same year that the Miami Dolphins won the Super Bowl.

I do not offer financial advice or NFL picks, but I have the feeling this low-mileage Maverick has a bright future.

This low-mileage 1973 Ford Maverick is available for $30,995, and to view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


  1. So sad. I fondly remember when a car like this was easily had for less then 1/10th the asking price. Guess I’m getting old and/or inflation in the used/collector car world has gotten totally out of control.

  2. I bought a 77 maverick in 1982 for $700 when I was in high school. Those types of cars didn’t last very long and they were very inexpensive.


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