1973 Ford Maverick Sedan

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen two-door Mavericks here, and now here's our first sedan.

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A fair number of Mavericks roam the island, including this '70, this '74, and this '74. The non-Grabbers are still not considered particularly collectible, so we must assume these cars have stayed clear of The Crusher on the strength of their daily-driving prowess.

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In 1973, the base Maverick sedan was listed at $2,297. For that price, you got the 200-cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine, which was helpful in teaching drivers the virtues of patience. With the cheapest Dodge Dart sedan that year selling for over 200 bucks more, the Maverick was a pretty good deal. Should we mention the $2,306 1973 Datsun 510 here?

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Here's another spot with two DOTS cars within sight of one another; that's the 1960 Studebaker Lark just around the corner.

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Did this guy learn his body "skills" from the Volvo guy, or what?

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Sorry guys, but you FAIL. Ducttape (DUCTTAPE! say it with me) would have earned a barely-pass D- , but I'd expect you to apply yourselves a lot more next time. Tear all that crap offa there, and go scrounge some combo of metal L-shaped shelf brackets, self-tapping screws, roof-flashing and rivets, and try again. Your final will consist of sculpting a reasonable facsimile of the stock fender end-cap out of bondo and/or fibreglas mat.