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cpmaverick
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posted 01-29-2000 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the Shelby registry, Shelby built several hundred Mavericks for Mexico sale. Anyone have any info on these cars? I have yet to see a picture of one. Mexican Mavericks all had 4-speed transmissions or automatics, no 3-speeds there. The first Mavericks in Mexico were called Falcon Mavericks. That is all I know. Anyone have 2 cents?

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TomP
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posted 01-29-2000 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Charlie i found an website that had that on it...hmmm...never saved it tho. I think i just searched for "Maverick"and hopped from link to link.

BTW...here is one for South American Falcons that shows some interesting cars http://members.xoom.com/miguelaso/falcon.html

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cougardan
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posted 01-29-2000 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cougardan   Click Here to Email cougardan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is just so cool and wierd to see them racing 4-dr. Falcons with "aero" noses! Notice that they all have 5-bolt wheels though.

Kinda like those rectangular headlights though. Somebody should import a boatload of South American Falcon front sheetmetal and trim for us.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-29-2000 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wild stuff!

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mustangs68
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posted 01-30-2000 02:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man they were cool looking..I'd like to have one..can you see the looks you would get here in the States!
sam

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Tyler Hinck
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posted 01-30-2000 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tyler Hinck   Click Here to Email Tyler Hinck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What I want to know is why the body styles are so far behind down there. I mean it's a 1975 but looks like a 1963 from the US.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-30-2000 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
North American car makers send their body dies to South American when they are finished with them here.

They are more current today, but their South American web site still shows Fiestas, Couriers, and F-100 pick-ups.

http://www.ford.com.ar/frame_productos.htm

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-30-2000 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I think price is more of a factor than style down there, and those dies are pretty much paid for so Ford can sell them cheaper

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-31-2000 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shelby was in partners with a large Ford dealer in Mexico City for many years. Maybe you have seen some of the Shelby de Mexico Mustnags circa 69-73? This gentleman was licenced I belive, forever to market cars in Mexico using the Shelby name. Could these Mavericks be one of his creations. They definatly were not built in the USA by Shelby! He was through with FoMoCo by then! Alex

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cpmaverick
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posted 01-31-2000 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I am sure they were not Shelby creations, by the time the Maverick Started (1970), Shelby had given the "reins" to Ford, so to speak.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-01-2000 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, Shelby turned over the control to AO Smith, a sub-contractor to FoMoCo in Detroit as of May 1968. Thsi way "big brother" FoMoCo could keep an eye on old Caroll a lot easier! Alex

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RickBook
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posted 04-17-2002 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pic of Shelby Maverick

More information on Shelby Mavericks HERE and other interesting Shelby reading HERE.

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cpmaverick
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posted 04-17-2002 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the pic, as you can see this is a very old post, and since I posted it those pictures have surfaced on the Maverick message board. They are some cool pictures.

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http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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69maverick
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posted 04-17-2002 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you guys notice the size of the rear spoiler? I saw that pic. in the past! The funny part is if this was in the 70's to 71
then where did they get the comet hood from?

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RickBook
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posted 04-17-2002 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice pic above, but of the collection, I don't know why I like this one the best? Hmm...

Maybe the Grrls should re-inact the pose standing in front of their (or similar) cars?? Hint hint..

(thx Charlie)

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