1964 Mercury Comet Caliente A/FX Light Weight Recreation For Sale In Marion Center, Pennsylvania 15759
If you are someone who appreciates classic authenticity laced with powerful performance than you owe it to yourself to check out this 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente A/FX Light Weight Recreation! This two-door coupe features a strong, stately styling that is reminiscent of a simpler era. It is dressed in a beautiful Wimbledon White exterior that is complimented by a exceptionally clean Red interior. Powered by a 427 CU. IN. V8 engine that is mated with a Ford Top Loader 4-Speed transmission that offers an impressive 425 horsepower, this charming coupe is eager to get out on the road for an enjoyable driving experience.
This car was built as a tribute to Don Nicholson's original 1964 drag car. All aspects of the actual building of the car in 1964 have been duplicated. All Ford part numbers were used when locating and purchasing the various parts to build the car exactly as they did originally. I have many photos documenting the building of the car as well as Don Nicholson singing the hood in 2001. He said that he was very impressed by the amount of detail used in building the car as it brought back many good memories for him. This car needs to be seen up close to fully appreciate the accuracy of all the period correct details. This 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente A/FX Light Weight Recreation comes with a plethora of options and features that are perfect for any true classic car enthusiast.
Ford side oiler block with cross bolted main bearings
Ford Lemans cross drilled crankshaft
Ford Lemans connecting rods with cap screws
Special high compression pistons made by Egge Machine Company of Ca.
Solid Shell lifters made by Competition Cams Co.
Aluminum medium riser heads made by Carrol Shelby Co.
High volume oil pump made by Melling
Clutch and pressure plate 11 inch diameter made by McCleod
Hand built exhaust headers with equal length tubes to the collector
All rotating parts balanced
Dual Holly carburetors 650cfm (correct BN and BT carbs)
Ford top loader
All new gears modified by Liberty Gear Company ( gears notched for solid shifting )
Big shaft input and output 1 3/8 inch with 10 splines
Verti-gate shifter made by Hurst Shifter Company ( period correct for 1964 )
All new bearings and seals
Rear Differential Details:
Ford 9 in. with "N" case nodular center section
Ring and pinion 4.56 gear ratio made by Moser Engineering Company
Axles are 31 spline made by Moser Engineering Co.
Special subframe connectors fabricated as originals
All new bearings and seals
All modifications to chassis and body are done exactly as Detroit Steel Tubing Company made them in 1964:
Rear wheel well arch moved forward for tire clearance
Special traction bars welded to axle and undercarriage
Rear springs notched for tire clearance
Front shock towers widened to install a big block engine
Firewall hammered in for bellhousing clearance
Fiberglass hood with teardrop for carburetor clearance
Fiberglass front fenders, front bumpers and trunk lid
Plexiglass side windows
Air induction piped threw inner headlights to carbs.
Light weight bucket seats from 1964 Ford Econoline Van
Large industrial heavy duty battery placed in trunk for added traction made by Auto-lite
Special 8,000 RPM Rotunda tachometer placed on the dash for shifting
Complete new carpet and headliner installed to match original style
Complete new wiring harness
Brake system totally new lines, shoes and hoses, drums on rear ( disk brakes installed on front for added safety )
Electric fuel pump with cutoff and prime switch installed for starting engine
Low oil pressure cutoff switch installed to protect engine
Special recognition by Hot Rod Magazine February 2008 as the best Ford/Mercury/Lincoln built at home and not a professional shop
This 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente A/FX Light Weight Recreation has been very well maintained. It is a must see/drive to truly appreciate its classic authenticity and charm. In fact, come see for yourself! You will agree that you cannot find another '64 Mercury Comet Caliente A/FX Light Weight Recreation in this condition for the asking price. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to own a true collector's car that will appreciate in value over time. Call today for more information on how you can get behind the wheel of this iconic classic gem!!