The Maverick was joined by its mechanical twin the Comet in 1971. Other Maverick Models followed, the Grabber ('71-'75), Stallion ('76), a four door sedan ('71-'77), the Sprint ('72), Comet GT ('71-'75), and the Comet four door sedan ('71-'77). Along with these named models, various trim and performance options were also made available through the years.
Through the years Maverick and Comet production fell, but increased during times of high fuel prices. In 1975 Ford introduced the Granada and Mercury Monarch, these larger cars based on the Maverick chassis caused a decline in Maverick and Comet sales. Production of the Maverick and Comet came to an end in 1977 when Ford introduced the Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr, the first of the Fox platform cars. Total Maverick & Comet production came to 2,586,675 cars.
In the last few years there has been building interest in Mavericks and Comets including the formation of a club and increased part support. The International Maverick / Comet Club has been formed to allow those interested in these cars to share information and organize events.
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