For sale in our St. Louis showroom is a striking 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente. Caliente which translates to "Red Hot" in spanish, and just so happens to be perfect for this 65' Comet. Powered by a Roush built 289 CID V8 that produces 305 horsepower and 317 ft-lb of torque. Options for this 1965 Ford Comet Caliente include: AM Radio, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Radial Tires, and Magnum 500 Aluminum/Alloy Wheels. Only 50 miles has been put on this 65' Comet since the completion of this beautiful restoration. A Holley 600 CFM carburetor sits atop the Roush built 289 CID V8 which also features an Edelbrock billet fuel filter and braided line, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, an ARP head and main bolts, and of course the Roush signature valve covers and air filter. The block was bored and honed .030 over, the reconditioned heads underwent a 3 angle valve job, and were reassembled with new stainless steel valves and premium hardware including hydraulic roller springs. The crankshaft was also reconditioned to a grind variance of .010"/.010" and balance rotating assembly. The final assembly of the engine was complete with Comp Cams small base circle hydraulic roller cam and tie bar lifters, Ford Motorsport timing set, Scorpion roller rocker arms, Wiseco forged pistons, Eagle 4340 H-beam rods, Melling high volume oil pump, Canton Racing Products 8 qt. road race oil pan and pickup tube, and an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold. The custom ceramic coated headers look amazing and run to the full 2 1/2 inch stainless steel exhaust for an awesome sound. A 4 speed Top Loader transmission with a Hurst shifter featuring a hydraulic clutch has been employed to transfer the power to the new 9" Curric limited Posi-Trac rear end assembly which features the Performance Axle Package and a 3.50 gear ratio. Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes not only look amazing but they do an excellent job of stopping this resto-mod when needed. The front suspension features powder coated tubular A-arm and coil overs, with coil overs in the rear suspension as well this Caliente Comet handles like a dream. The re-chromed front and rear bumpers with the all new chrome and stainless trim looks phenomenal against the masterful black paint. The interior of this Beautiful Comet was is just as nice as the outside and engine bay. The black with red trim vinyl interior looks like it has never been sat in and is a perfect complement to the build. To view this 1965 Mercury Caliente Comet in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our St. Louis showroom. For more information please call 618-271-3000 or email STL@GatewayClassicCars.com The good ones go fast, call now for availability!