For Sale: 1966 Mercury Comet Caliente in COQUITLAM, British Columbia


Vehicle Description


 Are you looking for a nice ride with the top down. Here it is ,1966 Ford Comet Caliente Convertible.

......Please note price is in usd currency......


This Ford Comet Caliente came from the factory with a 289 and has 51000 on the odometer. The transmission has been rebuilt. The car has power steering and power brakes. The front end has has been completly rebuilt. All new wiring , gas tank, convertible top, and new interior. The body was brought down to bare metal and any minor imperfections were repaired and primer was applied. Then a new coat of fire engine red was laid down. This is a numbers matching car. It runs and drives like a dream. The present owner has owned it for many years and has kept all the receipts. I can provide them to the person that is interested in purchasing the car.

The car is listed on consignment for a client.The car is located in Coquitlam British Columbia. To see a full video go to or youtube full tilt classics.To make a appointment for a viewing please contact us at [email protected] We can also arrange a zoom meeting or other online communications. This car is available for international shipping worldwide .

 Here is some interesting history on the Ford Comet Caliente.

Third generation (1966–1967) Third generation 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT hardtop Overview Also called Mercury Caliente Mercury Capri Mercury Cyclone Mercury Villager Mercury Voyager (1967 only) Production 1966–1967 Body and chassis Body style 2-door hardtop 2-door convertible 2-door sedan 4-door sedan 4-door station wagon Powertrain Engine 390 cu in (6.4 L) V8 Dimensions Wheelbase 116.0 in (2,946 mm) 113.0 in (2,870 mm) (wagon) Length 203 in (5,156 mm)[7] Width 73.8 in (1,875 mm) Height 54.3 in (1,379 mm) Beginning in 1966, the Comet grew from a compact to become a mid-sized car. It was now based on the same chassis as the Ford Fairlane intermediate (and the previous Mercury Meteor intermediate which was only offered in 1962–1963). These intermediate-sized cars used the same basic chassis as the original Ford Falcon and Mercury Comet compacts, but were stretched with longer wheelbases. The previous generation Comet shared its platform with the all-new Ford Mustang in 1964, and when the Comet graduated to the intermediate platform, the Mercury Cougar became the platform shared with the Mustang. The Comet wagon would introduce a Dual-Action tailgate, able to both fold down or swing aside, an idea soon copied by all the major U.S. manufacturers.[8] 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT hardtop 1967 Mercury Comet Caliente convertible The 1966 Comet received distinct outer body panels. The Comet Capri replaced the previous Comet 404 and the Comet Voyager 4-door station wagon replaced the previous Comet 404 station wagon. The Voyager name had previously been used to designate a full-sized Mercury station wagon that was positioned between the base Commuter and the top-of-the-line Colony Park station wagon models. The Comet 202 4-door station wagon was discontinued. The new top-of-the-line series was the Comet Cyclone GT. New engines available in the Comet for 1966 included a 390 cid V8 engine with a 2-barrel carburetor producing 265 hp (198 kW) at 4400 rpm, a 390 cid V8 engine with a 4-barrel carburetor producing 275 hp (205 kW), and 390 cid V8 engine that produced 335 hp (250 kW). The 335 hp 390 cid V8 engine was standard on the Cyclone GT and optional on other models. The Cyclone GT when equipped with an automatic transmission was referred to as the Cyclone GTA. A Cyclone GT convertible was the pace car for the 1966 Indianapolis 500. Beginning with the 1967 model year, the Comet name was used only on the base Comet 202 model, available only in 2 or 4-door sedan body styles. Other models were now referred to by what had previously been their subseries names. Mercury's mid-size line-up ranged from the basic Comet 202, through the Capri, Caliente, Cyclone, and Cyclone GT models, as well as steel-sided Voyager and simulated wood paneled Villager station wagon models, which were comparable to the Capri.


Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Mercury Comet Caliente
  • Listing ID:CC-1486611
  • Price:$21,512
  • Location:COQUITLAM, British Columbia
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Comet Caliente
  • Exterior Color:RED
  • Interior Color:RED
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:51000
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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