In the heyday of the muscle car era there were plenty of rare odd pieces. Factory Built Freaks, Supplier Shop Specials, Hi-Po Dealership Monsters with a warranty. This didn't end during the Disco Era. In many ways the specialty shops, conversion houses were the route to get serious performance, turn key on day one. These smaller firms didn't have exactly the same regulatory hurdles that the big OE guys had to jump. Still, insurance and gas crisis scares tended to make these special models more of a handling and appearance package.
That is what we appear to have here. When the Grabber package for your Maverick just wasn't enough...behold Drag 'N Fly.
According to texasgrabber.com, a Ford Maverick enthusiast site. 400 of these souped-up Mavericks were built in 1974. The cars arrived at Eagle Coach Company of Dallas TX as Maverick Grabbers, 302 V8, floor shifted C4 automatic transmission, high back buckets. Eagle Coach would sit a Holley 4 barrel atop an aluminum intake, also adding dual exhaust. The rest of the package was the radical nose, spoiler, decals and stripes. Many of these were sold out of Eagle Lincoln- Mercury in Dallas, TX. The appearance items were available as a kit for order at your local Ford and L-M dealership, $995 installed or DIY for $750.
Ever see one? Own one? Have a story about one beating your SS Chevelle at a stop light? Drop us comment below.
John is a GenX car enthusiast who grew up driving classic muscle cars. He enjoys the new modern muscle cars that can out perform the classics in every way. In the sportscar world his banners are Viper and Corvette. John has a guilty pleasure. The disco era street machine. Those unloved, underpowered cars festooned with scoops, spoilers and stripes.