1965 Comet Caliente original 289 V8 engine solid stock clean no rust no bondo

1965 Mercury Comet

Make: Mercury
Model: Comet
SubModel: caliante
Type: hardtop
Year: 1965
Mileage: 61161
VIN: 5J23652065
Color: Turquoise
Engine: 289 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Turquoise
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Seattle, Washington, United States
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I have a rock solid 1965 comet caliente two door hardtop factory 289 V8 with a C4 automatic transmission,with power steerin, power brake booste, four Barrel carburetor with dual exhaust.Car has been in the same family most of its life was not abused,raced,hit or molested in any way.It is truly a rare clean car been in storage since 1997 was hardly used much before that.
The 289 engine is very stron, very fast pushing 225 HP with the 4 barrel set up with another 30 HP added with the dual muffler exhaust set up!This engine doesn't smoke, the C4 automatic transmission shifts good doesn't leak, the car does run and driv, has 4 brand new tires all the way around.
The floor boards front and back are solid,the rear quarters are solid, the trunk area has no rust, the bumpers front and rear are still bright and shiny not all dented up Car is stock down to the original mercury man hubcaps.all letters on the trunk are there,all correct caliente script and emblems are there, all correct front fender badges are there, nothing is missing or covered up over like so many of these cars hiding their bondo.
No trim is missing, all the caliente emblems are there, nothing dented up or bent up out of shape or replace, the interior has no rips in the seats or the headliner.The door panels are not all torn up with speaker holes, the carpet smells fresh nor torn up, there were no pets or kids in the car so it smells fresh and clean with no smokers.
No body parts have been replace, still has the original doors, hood, trunk,no accidents no fender bender, this is a solid car with the original turquoise on turquoise factory colors.
If your looking for a turn key operational stock matching numbers 1965 289 V8 comet caliente two door hardtop with an easy restoration then this is it.Car was put in storage in 1997 prior to that it was hardly used that explains the low mileage,
The car turns heads wherever she goes, drive it like it is while you make it mechanically perfect with its turquoise patina that I never buffed out or turn it into a show car!Car is sold as is,I can help with finding a car transporter and loading it,Seattle is an easy on and off destination for truckers!
I have many more pictures so call me for more info 206 817 8387 or email me12800 OBO is a great deal for this car it is better than a number 3 condition car!
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History of the 1964-1965 Mercury CometThe 1964 Mercury Comet saw a substantial redesign from the 1963 models, with softer curves were replacing the earlier aggressive squared lines. A two-tone paint job was available, accenting the arrow-shaped metalwork that stretched the entire length of the car. Swept wheel arches and a pillarless hardtop coupe design added to the look of speed and performance.

Much like the Ford Falcon, with which it shared a common compact unibody platform, the 1964 Comets were available as a two-door sedan, four-door sedan, four-door station wagon. A special two-door hardtop coupe or two-door convertible was available in the top “Caliente” trim level, and the performance “Cyclone” trim level was offered in the two-door hardtop coupe format.

Body styles remained the same for 1965, but in classic transition style, the body received another major revision. Where 1964 models came with horizontal dual headlamps, the 1965 version stacked the headlights, and further squared off the body. Trim levels included the base 202 level, upgraded 404 level, and the top of the line Caliente and Cyclone models. As is typical, the trim levels are not widely different from each othe, with the biggest difference between a 202 and 404 being the side trim molding on the fenders. The Caliente was billed as “every bit as hot as it looks,” and it featured a padded dashboard and loop carpeting.

Engine options in this era started with a 170-cid inline six-cylinder engine at 101 hp for the 1964 model year, growing to 200 cid and 120 hp for 1965. Optional engines in 1964 included the 260-cid V-8 at 164 hp, replaced mid-year with the new 289-cid V-8 at 210 or 271 hp, depending on carburetion. A very few factory-built racing Comets were produced with Ford’s 427-cid big block engine at 425 hp. The Cyclone received the 210-hp 289 V-8. For 1965, engine options included the 289-cid V-8 at 200, 225, or 271 hp, depending on carburetion.

Transmission options always started with a base three-speed column-shift manual, a Merc-o-Matic automatic, or a four-speed floor-mounted manual transmission as produced for the new Ford Mustang.

The 1964 and 1965 Mercury Comet models are classic transition era cars, but one that should be attractive to collectors and 1960s auto enthusiasts. They are handsome, and have great performance potential. Mercury Comet collectors will want to gravitate to the Caliente and Cyclone editions with V-8 engines – the more powerful the better. The Comet and Cyclone were on the leading edge of the muscle car era, and the more muscular the better. If you can find one of the 50 factory lightweight cars with the 427/425 engines, it would be a good idea to buy it.

Click here to read Hemmings Motor News' Buyers Guide for the 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone.

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The 1964 Mercury Comet saw a substantial redesign from the 1963 models, with softer curves were replacing the earlier aggressive squared lines. A two-tone paint job was available, accenting the arrow-shaped metalwork that stretched the entire length of the car. Swept wheel arches and a pillarless hardtop coupe design added to the look of speed and performance.

Much like the Ford Falcon, with which it shared a common compact unibody platform, the 1964 Comets were available as a two-door sedan, four-door sedan, four-door station wagon. A special two-door hardtop coupe or two-door convertible was available in the top “Caliente” trim level, and the performance “Cyclone” trim level was offered in the two-door hardtop coupe format.

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  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Convertible
  • 2dr Hardtop Coupe
  • 4dr Sedan
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  • Engine Types
  • 6-cyl. 200cid/120hp 1bbl
  • 6-cyl. 200cid/na 1bbl Export
  • 8-cyl. 289cid/200hp 2bbl
  • 8-cyl. 289cid/225hp 4bbl
  • 8-cyl. 289cid/na 2bbl Export
  • Additional Info
  • Curb Weight: 2659 lbs.
  • Vehicle Length: 195.3 in.
  • Wheel Base: 114 in.
CURRENT & HISTORICAL VALUESView current vehicle values and see how they’ve changed over time in a 3-year, 5-year and to-date intervals. Compare these values to other vehicles and benchmark financial indices.Current Values
  • #1 Concours$24,400Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."
  • #2 Excellent$18,000
  • #3 Good$12,800
  • #4 Fair$9,000
Value Adjustments

+25% for 289/200 V8. +15% for factory a/c.