1963 Mercury Comet GASSER/DRAG RACE ROLLER WITH 9" Detroit Locker 4:33

Price: US $13,500.00 Item location: El Paso, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Comet
  • SubModel: Comet S-22
  • Type: Hardtop
  • Trim: S22
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 1,000
  • VIN: 3J17U512450
  • Color: White
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1963 Mercury Comet S22

***Selling as a roller...I will take out and keep the radiator, complete motor (all motor accessories that are attached), headers, and transmission and shifter, and driveshaft, and battery...EVERYTHING else will go with the car.***

1963 Mercury Comet 2 Door Hardtop S-22 model Gasser

Ford Thunderbolt Inspired Comet A/FX cars

-------------------Intro---------

Clear TX title in my name. This car was built with a ton of inspiration and heart for the Ford thunderbolt and Ford A/FX cars of the 60's drag racing scene...(oh...and I have a thing for Gassers). I named the car the "WAYBACK" based from a scene in the cartoon movie Peabody and Sherman.

----------------------Front Suspension____________________

Speedway Front straight axle 46” and speedway leaf springs hangers and hardware, speedway steering linkage and arms kingpin kit, 49-54 Chevy drum brakes, steel braided brake lines, Stock replacement single bowl master cylinder. Shock towers have been taken out and are no longer present…straight axle so little bit of a rough ride…good straight line car…not for hard turns. Stock steering column and cross steering set up. New speedway short shocks, and brackets welded. Front wheels are no name 15x4 star wheels and are Chevy bolt pattern. Tires are new Firestone 145 F560’s.

------------------Rear Axle--------------------

9” narrowed with Crites relocation leaf spring kit to accept bigger rim and tire, Moser 35 spline axles, Detroit locker, 4:33 gears, brand new pair of leaf springs, old school Lakewood traction slapper bars, New drum brakes, Rear wheels are 15x8 Centerlines with 5.5 backspacing, one rim is excellent, one rim has a little dent that touches inner diameter of wheel (cosmetic, still holds air just fine). Summit drag shocks out back with speedway heavy duty leaf spring plates. Rear tires are 255/60/15 M/T Drag radials (inner rear tires are damaged from rubbing and hold air and drive fine...but should replace soon.)

-----------------Body and Interior-----------------------------------

Global west subframe connectors installed, Sunpro tach with shift light, (too big, hits glass…points downward, held by screw from vent…I couldn’t make a hole through dash)…Speedway low back poly bucket seats and slider bracket mounts and seat covers, rear seat upholstered, door panels cut from panel board, no door armrests (I have the door and window handles, not installed, All glass is good, windshield and rear glass is brand new with new seals, No windshield exterior or interior trim, or rear window trim, No exterior trim or moulding... No wipers, no sunvisors, no headliner, no carpet, no kick panels, body is pretty darn near rust free…very solid car…areas of concern would be both the front floor boards close to the toe…kinda pitted in that area….but no rust through…I have an 8 point roll bar that has been measured, cut and fitted, but not yet welded…will go with the car. Rear inner fender wells in trunk were cut a little because inside of tires were rubbing (needs to be welded/addressed). Inner part of rear tires have damage from rubbing and will need to be replaced before and serious driving is done. Tank is new 16 gallon capacity. Rear fender needs either rechrome or sandblast and paint. White paintjob is recent, needs to be touched up where trim covered around windshield…there are quite a few spots where the filler shows up through the paint…the biggest and most noticeable spots are on the trunk lid and on the hood around the hood scoop (shows up as a green tint)....this will need to be addressed. Small fortune was spent in vinyl decals. Brand new 15" Grant Gold metalflake steering wheel and installation kit installed.

------------------Driver/but needs a few finishing touches-------------------

The subframe connectors really make the chassis stiff...although it turns heads everywhere it is by no means a show car and is not finished. It needs a good wiring clean up as all the ignition wires are on the floor and run by a universal ignition switch. (I have a correct/new ignition switch installed in the dash/just not hooked up) If the unfinished bare floor bothers you…then needs carpet/rubber or speckled paint, Hood pins on hood and trunk lid are unfinished and still need to be adjusted and installed. Also …no headliner…no turn signals, do have a new turn signal universal box on column not yet wired…headlights work…no high beams, running brake lights work…but only one brake light gets bright when pressing brake pedal…needs looking into. New tail light lenses and bulbs. Needs screwdriver to open trunk...no keys for door or trunk locks...have to open trunk to put gas... sunpro triple gauges work (oil, temp, amps)…aftermarket Equus fuel gauge works...speedo works but reads wrong...no other gauges on original panel work because they are not hooked up.

I will help in any (reasonable) way I can for shipping/transportation purposes on my end...but all transportation transactions are the buyer's responsibility. Deposit needs to be made within 24 hours and full payment within 3 days. The Comet goes absolutely NOWHERE until all funds are clear. I can hold the car for a reasonable 2 weeks. Please allow me a 2-3 days to make the car into a ROLLER as it is currently a running/driving car.

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***Selling as a roller...I will take out and keep the radiator, complete motor (all motor accessories that are attached), headers, and transmission and shifter, and driveshaft, and battery...EVERYTHING else will go with the car.***

Any questions 915-731-2492

Thank you.