Engine:NO ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION
For Sale By:Private Seller
Sub Model: CALIENTE
Exterior Color: PRIMER
Drive Type: REAR WHEEL
Rogersville, Tennessee, United States
I HAVE FOR SALE A 1964 MERCURY COMET CALIENTE PRO STREET. THIS CAR DOES NOT HAVE THE FRONT SEATS, BUT DOES HAVE REAR SEAT. IT DOES NOT HAVE THE HOOD. IT COMES WITH THE SIDE CHROME, THE GRILL, HAS A NEW DASH PAD, NEW FRONT BUMPER, AND ALL WINDOW RUBBERS. DOES NOT HAVE WINDSHIELD. THIS CAR HAS A 9 INCH REAREND 4-LINK. NO COIL OVERS, HAS 4:11 GEARS. REAR END IS TIED TO FRONT. HAS MUSTANG II FRONT END. CAR HAS NEW MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES WITH BIG CRAGAR WHEELS. REAR TIRES ARE 31X18.50-15LT. THE LIP ON REAR WHEEL WELDS NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. TO BUY THIS CAR AND PARTS AND LABOR WOULD BE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $15000.00. DUE TO LOST STORAGE WILL TAKE $4800.00 WITH ALL THE PARTS LISTED. FOR MORE INFORMATION FEEL FREE TO CALL ANYTIME AT 423-272-9788.
When General Motors put down several of its brands in recent years, it also let loose thousands of brand-loyal customers who will eventually need another car.
R.L. Polk Associates estimates there are more than 18 million cars from 16 discontinued makes on the road today. Those "orphan owners" have sales-hungry competitors seeing dollar signs. GM is offering Saturn owners $1,000 cash toward a Chevy Cruze, Cadillac CTS or a GMC Acadia. Ford is giving its Mercury lease customers a chance to get out of their contracts with no early-termination penalty and offering to waive six remaining payments if they drive off in a Ford or Lincoln.
Edmunds.com research shows the efforts are paying off somewhat for GM, with 39 percent of Pontiac owners, 37 percent of Hummer owners and 31 percent of Saturn owners taking delivery of another GM-branded vehicle. But that leaves as much as 69 percent of owners going elsewhere. Ford, Honda and Toyota seem to be attracting many former GM owners.
Ford is recalling about 70,209 examples of the 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid because the cooling pumps for their hybrid systems could fail.
According to the company's defect notice, it's possible for the original "Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump" to wear out and fail, which would could cause the hybrid system to overheat. If this happens, the vehicle goes into a safety mode that takes away most or all of its power. However, braking and steering still operate normally. After cooling down, the affected models restart normally. The company says that it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem.
Ford will begin repairing the vehicles in late October, and dealers will be installing improved, brushless pumps on the affected models at no charge to owners. If drivers had their pumps fail before this recall, they can contact Ford for a possible reimbursement. Scroll down to read the recall announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or download the full defect notice as a PDF, here.
You read the title right, we're talking about the Mercury Beaver XR-7. No, Mercury never officially built a car called the beaver. This is the brainchild of upstate New Yorker Chip Beam, who owns and operates Beaver Energy, LLC. It runs on gases created by wood pellets fermented in a 2,400-degree furnace and fed to a supercharged Ford 4.6-liter V8.
By all accounts, it gets down the road just fine, and has pretty close to full power. The best part is, you can grow the fuel yourself and avoid patronizing big oil, if that's your thing. The only drawback that we can see to the Mercury Beaver XR-7 is the PVC pipe jungle occupying the space that would be the trunk under normal circumstances.
Still, if you're willing to smell like a mountain man and look like a bad Back to the Future knockoff, this ride is right up your alley. Click past the jump to see Translogic's take on this modified Merc.