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AJ's Car of the Day: 1972 Ford Maverick Sprint

Car: Ford Maverick Sprint

Year: 1972

What makes it special: The Ford Maverick's Sprint package featured a special red, white, and blue paint with matching interior. Similar packages were offered on Ford's Pinto and Mustang for that year.

What made it famous: The Sprint trim package was a nod to the 1972 Olympics and was only available for that year. The U.S. versions were given a U.S. flag rear quarter panel decal, while Sprints sold in Canada were also red, white, and blue, but had a Canadian flag rear quarter badge decal.

Why I would want one: A 302 V8 that was usually restricted to the Maverick Grabber was available for the Sprint model, plus I have a fondness for the "out of the ordinary", and the Sprint fits that bill.

Fun fact: The Sprint package U.S. and Canadian rear quarter panel badges were in the vein of Olympic symbols, but kept from being too close to avoid copyright infringement.

Photo from prestigemoto.com

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  1. taniaw posted on 07/03/2014 12:18 AM
    Danny Schneider รจ il Rolex Replica fondatore e attuale proprietario di HardNine Choppers, un'officina di moto personalizzata Replica Rolex situata a Berna, in Svizzera, che ha creato nel 2002, dopo un incidente FMX che porre fine alla sua carriera di motocross. Noto per essere uno dei pionieri della FMX (motocross freestyle) in Svizzera, Danny ha imposto il suo stile unico nella costruzione di moto custom.
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