1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone
Early in its life, the Mercury Comet made do with a very short list of standard features that included such lavish luxury items as carpet. But by 1965, the Comet really came into its own as a sporty, almost luxurious car. And at the top of the line was the Cyclone, which was loaded with equipment including: Stainless steel wheel covers, bright drip-rail moldings, wheel opening and lower body moldings, lower back panel appliqués, all-foam bucket seats with horizontal-pleat vinyl coverings, luxury armrests, tachometer, padded dash, console, black vinyl instrument panel appliqué, walnut-tone three-spoke sports steering wheel, color-keyed carpet and an engine dress-up kit which included chromed rocker arm covers, oil fill-pipe cap, radiator cap, air cleaner lid, oil dipstick handle and more.
This 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone presented at auction is a very fine example. The car received an extensive restoration inside and outside. Under the hood the car received a refreshed 302 with Roller Rockers, Aluminum intake and more. The transmission was upgraded with a 4 speed Top Loader and the rearend is a 9″ Ford. The fit and finish is excellent and the car is coming out of a collection among the finest in the region.