For Sale By:Private Seller
Drive Type: Tranny C6 Diff 9" 4.11 Posi
1965 Mercury Comet Caliente Gasser: Here is a Period Correct 60s Comet Gasser For Sale. As seen in Autocult Magazine 2014 Calendar
Engine is a 428 Super Cobra Jet with factory dual quad Transmission is a C6 with a shift kit Differential is a 9" 4.11 Tru Trak Posi with 28 spline Dutchman Axles and Al Fitting Lift Bars to make it hook up Front Suspension is a Speedway straight Axle with disc brakes
60s Style 25/8 Stewart Warner Gauges Cragars front and rear for the street Black Steelies with New Vintage M/H Slicks for racing
The Comet runs and drives great on the street or on the strip.
If you have any questions send me a message.
Full payment will need to be completed in 7 days after auction has ended.
Shipping: Buyer is responsible for all shipping and shipping costs.
Storage Fees: Buyer has 12 Days after auction has ended to make arrangement for shipping.
After the 12th Day I will start to charge $25.00 A day storage. That will need to be paid before I release the car..
Thank You And Good Luck.
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Auto blogTue, 25 Sep 2012 16:30:00 EST
It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that he feels vindicated from criticisms suggesting he's not a daring enough designer.
When Mays took over as lead of design in 1997, he admits to having quite an ego ("My head would barely fit through the door some days. I've long since gotten over myself") and the workload to match. With the Blue Oval's portfolio full of premium brands like Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo at that point, along with the bread-and-butter Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models, Mays certainly had quite the challenge.
It was in the mid-2000s that Mays took over just the premium brands, and took on the new title of Chief Creative Officer. At the time, Mays endured some criticism for looking backwards to retro styling, rather than setting a new standard for American car design - criticism that Mays says he is free from with the all-new Fusion.
Bugatti Veyron kit car - Click above for high-res image gallery
If you've got a pulse in your wrist and a snapping brain cell in your head, chances are you wouldn't mind parking a Bugatti Veyron in your garage. But for most mere mortals, scrounging up the cash for a physics-bending piece of 16-cylinder glory would require all sorts of unpalatable tasks. Fortunately for those who want to look the part without having to participate in human trafficking, the kit car universe has stepped in to save the day. All you need is a 1999-2002 Mercury Cougar, a boat load of fiberglass and a little patience.
Oh, and $89,000.
The process of shutting down the Mercury is complete. Ford officially made the decision to close its mid-level brand in June of 2010. In the months that followed, Ford offered its dealers money to stop selling the cars, with production shutting down in September. The last Mercury, a Mariner, rolled off the assembly line in the beginning of October and former spokesperson Jill Wagner said her good-byes to both the car and her job. Now the last piece of the brand has come down as dealers are removing any and all Mercury signage from their lots.
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