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Posts: 1669
From: Manhattan Beach, CA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 05-10-2001 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick        Reply w/Quote
No, this is not April Fools Day

Shelby de Mexico made 300 Shelby Mavericks in 1971; but that fact is the only thing I had ever been able to find out about them. John did some research and found some pictures of the car at the the 1971 Auto Expo Mexico.

Thanks a million to John B. from the Maverick Message board for unearthing these photos.

It appears to have a Comet grille and hood, with a custom rearend treatment which no doubt housed the 67-70-style Shelby sequential taillights. Very little is known about these cars, the photos are the only proof or evidence of options, etc. The production cars probably differed from the show car.

It is fascinating to say the least.

Click here for the photos!

-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
-1987 5.0L B303 roller cam/rockers
-1968 Mustang Toploader
-1977 Lincoln Versailles 9 inch w/discs
-1980 Granada Front Discs


Posts: 2835
From: Burlington, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 05-10-2001 02:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
Hey that's pretty cool. They love them old Mavs down there in Mexico.

Big D

Posts: 6843
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 05-10-2001 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D        Reply w/Quote

This is just a guess... But, from the lines of the Maverick and Mustang II. I would say that the same person designed both vehicles... Is that true??


Previously Known As Don H McDonald
Brilliant Blue 1966 2+2


Posts: 1539
From: Thomaston,CT.
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-10-2001 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick        Reply w/Quote
Ya know I was thinking about selling my comit hood? But Who knows it might look pretty cool on there!! I need to find one of those air dams!! And one of them Ladies would be OK too!


Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-10-2001 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
I always thought the Comet was sharper looking. I had a 74 2dr with the silverblue luxury decor interior. Only thing I didn't like was the ugly bumpers. The 70-2 front ends were sharp. That car was sharp, would have looked better with magnums or torque thrusts. A down sized bullitt. Couldn't get the rear view pic of the Comet/Mav.


Posts: 20
From: Lake Ridge, Virginia, CSA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 06-22-2001 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moncrief        Reply w/Quote
This is pretty cool. I went back to check my copy of "The Cobra Story" by Caroll Shelby and there's no mention of the Shelby Maverick. I always liked these cars, especially when I was a teenager in South Texas and Mavericks dominated ProStock drag racing. Maybe someday after I've tinkered my Mustang to death, I'll clone one of these Shelby Mavericks...

1971 M-Code Convertible, 351 4v, Hurst 4-spd, Ram Air Hood, Disk Brakes, Flowmasters, Magnum 500s, 275x60 Dunlop GT Qualifiers, Gauge Package, Power Windows


Posts: 6376
From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 07-17-2001 01:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
I'm wondering what that thing is on the parts display between the tallest good lookin' babe and the middle good lookin' babe above the Cobra valve covers?


Posts: 1539
From: Thomaston,CT.
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 07-17-2001 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick        Reply w/Quote
Good Question!! Maybe a Cowl type air cleaner?

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