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- Carnival Red
- Seller: StreetsideTampa
- Phone: 813-501-1630
This 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente lives up to its name with a red-hot look. And there's even a hot V8 under the hood and an upgraded five speed. But this hardtop also knows how to help you keep you cool with the right features - including the A/C interior.
The Mercury Comet is presented in a bright red with well-fitting panels to really show off how it has plenty of style. The front end has crisp fender tops, wide quad headlights, and a bright wraparound bumper. The rear got an Impala-like triple tail light arrangement. But our favorite element is the profile. Other companies would use a trim package to get some full-length aggressive lines, but Mercury stamped them right into the sheetmetal with an arrow shape that looks like an arrow pointing this coupe forward. It accented further by a white streak within the side's trim. And while the first impression is about showing off a good-looking classic, there are some custom touches. There's a ton of custom pinstriping for added style (even on the wheels), and the large dual exhaust tips hint at the extra power under the hood.
The sea of red continues inside. The upholstery, dash pad, carpeting, and headliner all have a good look that makes this aggressive color also comfortable. They gave this one the right well-integrated upgrades. For example, the AM radio is still on display, but the real driving music comes from an AM/FM/XM/CD unit in the glovebox and upgrade stereo speakers. And classic-style air conditioning blowing cold with modern R134a refrigerant. You have the classic Mercury steering wheel and gauges. These are supplemented by SunPro auxiliary readouts and a floor shifter to drive home the feeling of a driver's machine.
Ford's mighty 302 cubic-inch motor was still a few years away when this Comet was first built, but today we know it fits nicely in the engine bay. It inhales deeper with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with added power and authority as headers feed a rumbling dual exhaust. It even has the right supporting pieces - everything from good hoses to an aluminum radiator/electric fan. The result is a powerful and strong-running classic. You get to take full control thanks to the upgrade to a five-speed manual transmission. And features like front disc brakes and deep treads on the Uniroyal tires give you added confidence on the streets.
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!!!