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V8 Vintage droptop fun has never been so affordable. After all, with its bright appearance, sharp interior, and upgraded 302 V8, you'd expect to pay a lot more for this 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente convertible.

You're instantly attracted to this convertible because it is everything you love about the '60s. The styling was all about maximizing its presence on the streets with the stacked headlights rising above the hood line. It has a long profile accented by a full-length crease in the sheetmetal. The rear has the kind of wide style that loves to own the road. The turquoise color has that bright look of nostalgia. And the wraparound bumper and complete trim add to the vintage style. This is a true Comet Caliente, and there are even cool hints that this one is a bit hotter than the rest. You see it in details like the Ford GT wheels and the bright dual exhaust tips.

The white convertible top is a nice color against the turquoise exterior, and it powers down to reveal a deeper shade of turquoise. So this has an attractive package with the roof up or down. There are fresher investments here, including the upholstery and carpeting. Plus, the radio is now a retro-style AM/FM digital tuner that can also plug in your iPod. So this one is really ready for all-day cruising. But even with the upgrades, this never loses its vintage atmosphere. We especially love how you have the classic-style premium dash with a plenty of wood-like trim that's coordinates with the dual-spoke steering wheel

Under the hood is a complete upgraded package. The 302 cubic-inch V8 was borrowed from a much younger FoMoCo, and it was given a proper refresh. This was only done a few years ago, and so it all looks quite sharp, right down to the Cobra-style ribbed valve covers that say Comet. Plus, it's built with the right upgrades, like an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, new roller setup, and an aluminum radiator to help keep it all running cool. Out on the road, features like the three-speed automatic transmission, front disc brakes, newer front end components, and a Ford 9-inch rear with highway-friendly gearing keep this a nice cruiser.

We see far less classic Mercury cars out there, and this convertible has an attraction that goes well-beyond its vale price. So don't miss this deal. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1432067
  • Price:$23,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Comet
  • Exterior Color:Silver Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Turquoise
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:61746
  • Stock Number:6258-CHA
  • VIN:5H25T506565

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Concord, NC 28027

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