Cars That Stand the Test of Time

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Ford Maverick
Introduced: 1970
With the intention of competing against compact Japanese imports from Toyota and Datsun (now Nissan), Ford introduced the 2-door Maverick in 1969 as a 1970 model. With styling inspired by the popular Mustang, the rear-wheel drive Maverick was initially offered with either a 105-horsepower or a 120-horsepower 6-cylinder engine at a starting price below $2,000. A right car for the right time, Ford sold almost 600,000 Mavericks in its first year. Four years later, Ford added a 4-door version of the Maverick, but ultimately Maverick only lasted until 1977 when production ceased.

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