For Sale: 1965 Mercury Comet in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

This 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente lives up to its name with some extra hot V8 power under the hood and the control of a five-speed. It's a full package that gives you a stylish hardtop look, the right driver-friendly upgrades, and a uniqueness that makes it irresistible.

The '65 Comet was redesigned for some serious style. The front end has stacked headlights with an aggressive forward-leaning look. The rear got a stylish full-width tail light streak. And while other companies would use a trim package to get some full-length aggressive lines in the profile, Mercury stamped them right into the sheet metal! You can see it all so well on this example because you can see they took extra time and care in getting the lines to look so crisp and clean. Mercury coupes are for the more elite, and this one shows that off well with attractive black paint, bright chrome bumpers, complete trim, and even a black vinyl top.
But you can also tell they built this to be a true performer. The large dual exhaust tips, weld-style Cragar wheels, and an aggressive stance with the traction bars visible in the rear are all about giving this Caliente the feeling of a hot street machine.

The interior is a thoughtful mix of exactly what you want. For example, it's an upgraded set up with an attractive custom appearance. The burgundy on the seats coordinates with the comfy tweed inserts. There are even nice details like the matching door panels and Caliente script on the seatbacks. And speaking of details, you have some great vintage elements, including the wood-like trim and working courtesy lights. Plus, this was made to be a better driver's classic. That's why you have bucket seats in front with an armrest center console in-between. There's also a wood-rimmed sports steering wheel, sports shifter, SunPro auxiliary readouts, and a large column-mounted tach.

You'll understand this Mercury's added sporty style the moment you look under the hood. The tidy engine bay has Ford's 289 cubic-inch V8, and we know these are hardy and love upgrades. So this one has a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake, polished Ford Motorsport valve covers, and headers feeding into the dual exhaust. There's even an aluminum radiator to help keep this Caliente's full setup running cool. It's a nice power package, and you take full control over it with a five-speed manual transmission upgrade. As you look underneath the car, you'll spot newer front suspension components and a better look at the Lakewood traction bars in the rear. Plus, power steering, front disc brakes, and wide BF Goodrich T/As make for a solid all-around driver.

This Comet Caliente has the look and the features you love to make one red-hot deal, so you know you don't want to miss out. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Mercury Comet
  • Listing ID:CC-1548013
  • Price:$48,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Comet
  • Exterior Color:Onxy black
  • Interior Color:Burgundy
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:99487
  • Stock Number:6376-ATL
  • VIN:5H23A547385

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Streetside Classics - Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
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