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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Today, for your approval — or not — a 1975 Ford Maverick in what may go down as one of the most unimaginatively-named colors in automotive history: yellow. Well, I guess it is descriptive but, come on… yellow? Just… yellow? Was there a writer’s strike going on that year? The Maverick, which was originally supposed to be Ford’s latest import beater when introduced for the 1970 model year, didn’t do much to stem the tide of cars coming in from across the sea, but was nonetheless a good seller for Ford. So much so that they pretty much kept it the same from year-to-year until no one cared about it any longer. I remember my mother had a 1970 Mav in Anti-Establish Mint (green) with black-and-white plaid upholstery. Wow! This “yellow” example was seen trying to hide from the YAK camera in a Town of Wilson driveway.

1970 Anti-Establishm Mint brochure art

1970 Anti-Establish Mint brochure art

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • Ridgewaycynic2013

    Fill ‘er up, check the oil, and change the ball joints…