1964 Mercury Comet Caliente - today's tempter

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Restored 351

Ford's Mercury line-up emerged as far back as 1939, intended as a mid-range competitor for the likes of Dodge and Oldsmobile. The Comet name graced a few interesting body shapes, such as this second-generation coupe.

Over time, it was also used for sedans, convertibles and wagons.

By 1964 the platform had been stretched and modified to accept V8 powerplants, starting off with Ford's 260 and climbing all the way up to the 427.

As for Caliente, the name indicates the top trim level, and one step back from the performance-oriented Cyclone.

This example in Harvey, WA, claims a full restoration, in Wild Violet, with a 351 Windsor V8 and C4 auto. It's priced at $60,000.


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