Car 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente Convertible: Acquired Comet 1990 from a barn in Pennsylvania. Car was clean and stock Black on Black with red interior. Drove it for 4 weeks than began resurrections. Some specs based on memory. Car weighs 2750 lbs as it sits. Will see 3000 lbs with glass reinstalled and convertible top installed and carpet. Car garage kept since 90. Comet went thru two stages of restoration over the 25 years of ownership first in 1990 era and then again in the 2000 era. Car sits nice and clean and ready to be painted and finished off! Mileage tough to call as it is all new. Engine Block and transmission about only original drivetrain components remaining.
Car basically sits new ready to go. Better than new. Everything is new. This is a great car and project needing some love and lipstick to finish it off. This was a labor of love. Gas mileage can vary tremendously from 8 MPG on upto 15 MPG depending on how hard you hit the gas. The 450 CFM’s x 2 Holley’s was the latest fuel delivery change. I never really drove the car and raced it about 6 times at the track in 2000 era and drove locally around town. About a 1000 miles since 90 resurrection. And 500 miles since 2000 resurrection. Car will do high 11’s at the track with current blower drive set up and rear gear ratio. Car is set up for street cruising. Car runs fine on premium pump gas. Runs harder on racing gas too. Or airplane fuel 100 octane thereabouts. I have only use the high octane for race.
Selling car for business start up capital feed. This car might as well have been my first wife. The car outlasted her by a factor of 5. Hate to see ‘er go but I have to fry some fish. Car has been garaged basically last 25 years. Just needs the icing on the cake! This is a fun car and a functional car. Set up to cruise, or race. More to cruise easily tricked out to race with blower pulley change up to increase boost horsepower and or also to switch to taller rear end gear to get even more acceleration. Needs some lipstick and love is about it. Many extra parts too. Ride on Road Warriors! Can deliver anywhere!
Pricing based on other similar vehicle where possible. Purchased Comet 25 Years ago pricing was different than. This is new listing and price of $25K or best offer stands. Make offers. Thank you.
Youtube links below have other links to detailed history and descriptions. Goto the about tab at youtube and click more to get the links to more print. Thank you.
http://youtu.be/mtDS6ABAtI8 is link to Comet tailored 1 min video.
http://youtu.be/2cSGZMpJ92k is link to Comet breathing 1 min video.
http://youtu.be/Ot0KWbwaXYM is link to Comet Night time Jaunt 1 min video.
http://youtu.be/-lE6-NZ04Yk is link to Comet Day time Jaunt 20 sec video.
http://youtu.be/S7I1_5jOrmg is link to Comet Running Strong 1 min video.
http://youtu.be/c7JrT17gzuY is link to Comet Racing Mopar 45 sec video.
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