1962 Mercury Comet Custom Station Wagon

Price: - Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Comet
  • SubModel: 4 Dr Custom
  • Type: Wagon
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 80250
  • VIN: 2H24S513454
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 144 cubic inch
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red with White
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1962 Mercury Comet

This is truly a 1962 time capsule. Back in 62 my dad - Eric Rickman of hot Rod Magazine, Google his name and you will see - and I built a 62 Coment wagon just like the one you see here. After he passed away in 2009 (At the age of 90) I had the nagging urge to revisit building that wagon. It took quite some time to find just the right wagon. I found this one that was a one owner and had spent it’s entire life in Sunland California, meaning there is no rust. Next I begin searching for the Offenhauser manifold that would convert the little 144 from a single one barrelcarburetor to three Ford Holly one barrels. I found a very rare Edelbrock valve cover, cost me a bunch but I needed it to complete the project. I installed a stainless steel duel exhaust manifold and had it run down through two 1962 Smitty steel pack, not glass pack, mufflers. They exit on each side just in front of the rear tires as he had done. I sat it on vintage style Coke Tires to get the correct stance. It was born and lived it’s life with the Black and Yellow license plates you see. Under the AM transistor radio you will see an original Kmart FM converter as was used back then to avoid buying a new FM style radio, and they work. In addition the wiring harness has never been tampered with so it is bone stock. I found the original owners collection of roadmaps still in the glove box so I have left them there. I set about finding window stickers to match them. In the photos you will see images of the 1960 Hot Rod Magazine that featured this exact set up so you will see it is correct, and the magazines come with the car. By the way in the same magazine you will see my dad listed as photo editor on the masthead. The little wagon runs strong and drives exactly as it should for the retro time it was created. So if you’re looking for a truly unique family Hot Rod with a strong providence this is the one. You will be the only one on your block or at your local car show to have one, guaranteed.