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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    This one like many others is missing its wing, which is a large plastic spoiler. It takes about $20 off the price but still worth about $30. Hot Wheels have gotten rather expensive so I have purchased many of late. Personally I think it looks better without the wing.
    This seems to be based on the Pro Stock drag racing cars. The Mighty Maverick was released in 1970 back when Pro Stock was becoming popular.
    What I like about this model is that it didn't have the usual Hot Wheels engine design which was usually blown or injected. This one has a raised hood with an engine unique to this car I think. Plus instead of the usual exhaust headers this has a single pipe along each side which is a bit more realistic for a street driven car. Personally I think it is one of their better looking models especially without the wing. There was a tendency to go over the top at times.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Nice one!! My first car was white 1970 Ford Maverick. We pulled a 302 out of a Mercury Comet and dropped it into the Maverick. What a fast car that was!!!! I had the tidy sum of about $400 wrapped up in the whole car.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      What is that donk?
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. I don't think it is so simple to switch out an engine in a car any more. That would be a big one for a Maverick.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. I believe you refer to the blue car in the lower right. It is the Evil Weevil a VW bug with dual engines. At least it wasn't lowered.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
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      jscott0363
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    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you betweenthelens.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you elanski.
    8. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 4 years ago
      fortapache this was originally called the Mad Maverick, but due to licensing restrictions with Johnny Lightning (who already registered the name as a trademark) it was immediately changed. These are exceptionally rare and are worth large sums of money. (I bought another redline yesterday and I will show it Wednesday)
    9. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 4 years ago
      Yours is the common Mighty Maverick. Still a wonderful model and one of the better looking models like you said!
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much McCoyNelson. Some interesting info. I got new redline too for Wednesday.
    11. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 4 years ago
      oooooo sweet let's have the newbies "meet" lol
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.

      Stay tuned for Hot Wheels Wednesday.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you AnnaB.

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