1965 Comet Caliente Convertible
Price: - Item location: Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Comet
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Caliente
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 200
- VIN: 5H25T505995
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 289
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Mercury Comet CalienteWe are selling our 1965 Comet Convertible. This car is not original. My wife and I like unique cars. We really like the body style of the '65. We painted the car the color of a 1965 Cadillac blue, and redid the interior with real blue jeans. If you like blue, this is a great car for you. We have completely redone this car. The engine, transmission, front end, rear end, brakes, interior, top… there is nothing on this car that hasn't been replaced, touched or reworked. But it's not perfect. There is a small rust spot on the front bumper, and few small flaws in the paint. It doesn't have a radio, because I didn't want to cut the side panels for speakers. I didn't install the new original dash pad; I like it better without it, but the new uninstalled dash pad goes with the car. There are a lot of little things that we did that we don't have time to mention… but I'll mention this one: when we had the rear quarter panels off, we put channels to direct water out the back from the convertible top (instead of directing the water out the fender wells, which usually rusts the car). The frame was reinforced to handle the V8 engine. Here are some more details below.
It has a custom sewn blue jeans interior, which theme is carried over into the trunk (used overalls, including the usable pockets) and the convertible boot.
The air conditioning is from Classic Auto Air with the polished compressor upgrade. This is an in-dash a/c system (not a box that hangs down).
It has a new black convertible top, and reworked open and close power mechanism.
It has been garaged after the restoration work has been done.
It has a new Retro instrument panel and harness.
Mexican block Hi-Po 289 with '69 351 Windsor heads. The engine was professionally rebuilt. Bored 30 over; I have all the specs on the engine if you'd like to see it.
Raptor Level 2 Dominator Junior Overdrive Transmission
New aluminum radiator
New brakes all around; new drums, lines, etc
Rebuilt front end
New gears in rear end
New custom headers, exhaust, Mellowtone mufflers
New power steering
New gas tank and sending unit
As stated above, there are a few flaws in the paint and chrome, nothing major.
I have this car listed for sale locally. I reserve the right to end this auction early. Please contact me with any questions. If you'd like to talk about the car, you may text or call my cell phone (leave a message if I am working and can't answer). It's 423 - nine5seven- 6eleven3.