1965 Mercury Comet Caliente factory 289ci power steering, C4 tranny

1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

Condition: Used
Make: Mercury
Model: Comet
Type: Coupe
Trim: Caliente
Year: 1965
Mileage: 53,000
VIN: 5T23C529186
Color: Yellow
Engine: 289
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: DeLand, Florida, United States
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Description for Mercury Comet 1965

Up for a new home is this 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente, Power steering, factory 289 and yellow..., only around 12,000 were produced with the 289. Currently a 302and a "Merc-O-Matic" 3-speed automatic transmission (essentially aFord C4 transmission).
YouTube Video's...copy and past to a new page or in your search bar...
https://youtu.be/ux797cOUGi, https://youtu.be/d2dKJzwlWP, https://youtu.be/u5Uj7PoON5, https://youtu.be/c-afCIy9_fE
Watch the videos, trunk is open in there, motor at idle, driving etc. 4 video's, these other cars you are not able to really see what your looking at.
According to the research a harder car to find originallyas a yellow 289 car.VIN #5T23C529186 DSOTrim Tag - 63D 8 66A 05C 23 6 6
63D2-Door Hardtop (Bench) 8 = Medium Yellow 66A= Vinyl Bench Black 05C = March 23= Jacksonville FL, 6 = Axle Ratio 2.80:1 6 = Dual Range 3-Speed Automatic

Block Casting..Casting # C8-OE-6015-A Date Code - 9A14 = Jan 14th 1969.

This car has rust in some of the common places but not rotted like most mercury's of this yr. This really is a good car with good straight lines. The engine currently in the car is 302 built in Cleveland, 1968 block..., still has the factory transmission and rear end., New tires, aluminum radiator, X pipe, magnaflowmufflers, hoses, brake lines & brakes have been replaced, distributor, gaskets, barrings, headers..etc..etc.., Currently the 3rd gear slips a little, you have to let off the gas for a tenth of a second, 1-2 shift is good, I have videos attached. Car runs very well and starts with no issues, due to the long tube headers, left turns are not tight. The lights work, most of the gauges work, interior is in great shape, some have been redone in the past it appears, the car has a good amount of options.

The floor, trunks, braces, cowl etc are all in great shape, the rust you can see, i didn'tpaint anything so you see what your getting.
This transmission is designed to operate in D1, or manuallyshift it, if you start in D1 it will start in 1st, if D2 start in 2nd gear etc..,
Car drive straight doesn'tpull, and the drum brakes work great, you can get in the car and drive it on the road with no issues, this is a go now car. Until you choose to restore the car. The hood scoops were added by previous owner as most of the work was done.
Hagerty rates the cars with factory order 289's at $7,500 but you have to find them first, there not just laying around anymore..cool car.
All reasonable offers will be considered, I know what it takes to restore a car from scratch or just do things your own way, also what the cars car selling for when completed. I am a car guy and have to start the price somewhere, the serious people will know what this is and whats what, make your offer.
Contact me for any questions, leave a phone numberThank you and enjoy the car.
This car is be advertised locally for sale and listing can end at anytime. $500 non refundable deposit through paypal in 24hrs. If you want to inspect the car it will be done prior to purchase. Deposit must be given prior to any further arrangements.
Sold as i, " No Warranty "