1964 Mercury Comet24,995 USD - Asking Price

1964 Mercury Comet

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A rare classic hardtop with low production numbers, plenty of original paperwork, and its original K-code 289 V8 – this is the kind of description that usually starts out a high-dollar coupe, but you can see that this 1964 Mercury Comet Cyclone is tantalizingly affordable. The Cyclone represents the top end of Comet range. While this was meant to showcase the sporting aspects of short wheelbase Mercury, the factory-correct Polar White paint can't help but add plenty of sophistication. Of course it helps that there was a professional respray during its lifetime. Plus, those extra wide chrome bumpers have a mirror-like presence thanks to recently being re-chromed. But even without the investments in this coupe, it still has a huge desirability factor. Averaging less than 1,200 miles annually over the last half-century means someone has cared for this Comet correctly. The grille seems inspired by the Lincoln Continental; the sheetmetal has a sweeping line stamped into the profile; and the three-element taillight panel is pure '60s cool. None of this would be so striking as it is today if it were not for such careful previous ownership. But we can understand exactly why such great care has gone into this coupe. Mercury produced less than 7,500 Comet Cyclones in '64, and so you'll be hard-pressed to find a nicer survivor. The Cyclone's interior announces its sporty nature from the moment you open the door. Bucket seats and a center console are the kind of features we would all love on a cool classic. Plus, the white vinyl with chrome accents is always in style (and black carpeting means you don't have to take your shoes off before hopping in.) Best of all, the interior is believed to be original to the car, and its stellar condition is likely due to the fact that low mileage means little seat time. The three-spoke steering wheel is part of the upgraded Comet package, and so is the standard tachometer. While this all presents as a great time capsule (right down to the stylized gauge cluster,) there are a few welcomed subtle upgrades. For example, there is a digital temperature readout added for the most accurate info on the motor. Plus, the factory AM radio looks great in its stock location, but you'll be happy the real tunes come from a modern AM/FM/CD stereo hidden in the glove box. This Mercury was originally produced with the high-performance K-code 289 V8. Yes, the same motor that makes a first-year Mustang a desirable high-dollar classic was installed in this Comet cousin. And yes, it's believed that that same motor still is in the engine bay today. Just like the rest of the coupe, the engine bay looks fantastically original, right down to the FoMoCo coolant bag. The V8 has a correct Carter four-barrel carburetor that helps develop the burly power, but remember this is still a Mercury at heart. That means a single exhaust for a more subtle growl, and the three-speed automatic, and power steering, are all part of this more civil execution. Quite frankly this all makes for a very interesting package where, just like the paint, there is nice performance that's mixed with a more sophisticated presence. While all this was already exceptionally desirable, this Mercury also comes with paperwork like the original window sticker, bill of sale, and plenty of maintenance receipts. So now that you know the whole story, and you also know it's time to hurry. This affordable K-code coupe won't remain a secret for long. Call now!!

Reference Number 456777

as of 2/26/2021

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Stock Number 3819-CHA

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5400 West WT Harris Blvd  Phone  (866) 542-8392  City  Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28269  Fax    State  North Carolina
United States  Mobile  (704) 598-2130  Country  United States United States
Overview
Car 1964 Mercury Comet
VIN 4H27K578773 
Mileage 61,237 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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