1964 Comet Caliente 289 3 speed floor shift

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Mercury
Model:Comet
Year:1964
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Blue
Mileage:117,000
Transmission:Manual
Interior Color:Black
Engine:289
Trim:caliente
Number of Cylinders:8
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I thought I had this car sold last week but the buyer who made the offer didn't calculate shipping and found out he could't afford the car after paying for shipping…Please research shipping before bidding…thank you. The car is in California and has been here all its life. I bought this 1964 comet caliente off of the original owner. He had it painted at a Maaco some years ago and this is a Maaco blue…he did the body work not Maaco. The blue is a very nice color and makes the chrome wheels and trim really pop!!! The original color was red. The body work was done to make the front and rear end caps seamless. There are cracks starting to form in the seams if you look close…I tried to take pictures but hard to see…they aren't really noticeable unless you are looking for it. He also removed all of the badging. He also removed some chrome around the rear hardtop posts and added filler (see pics). The hood was made seamless where the hood ornament used to be and the filler is cracking there also.The car appears very rust free with the exception to the left rear fender well…there are some bubbles in the paint (see picture). The car has very nice chrome and side trim. The car is very straight. The car was originally a 260 car with a 3 speed on the column with a bench seat. IT NOW HAS A 289 4BBL WITH DUAL EXHAUST AND A 3 SPEED ON THE FLOOR WITH BUCKET SEATS FROM A 1964 THUNDERBIRD. I drive the car often and start it once a week. The car has multiple oil leaks with the main leak being at the back of the oil pan. I don't know if it is the pan or rear main. The motor does not knock or smoke. The drivers seat has some tears in it which I have covered with a gorilla glue tape. The passenger seat seams are getting stretched. It could benefit from both seats being redone. The glass is all intact. The lights work and has the original radio with an added FM receiver that is pretty vintage. The tires have good tread but are older and wouldn't trust long distances with them. The cragar look-a-likes (california chrome) wheels in the pictures are not currently on the car but the car will come with the chrome steel wheels pictured which are stamped fomoco and dated 1964. I will include the california chrome wheels if the buyer wants them, they are not in great shape and the lug bolts will need to be replaced on the car with longer studs to run these rims safely.The headliner is ok and intact (definite driver quality). The carburetor probably needs to be replaced because it idles fast after it is warmed up (normal idle on start up). It still runs fine on the road but would benefit from a new carb. This is a hardtop comet ( fastback ) which in my opinion looks much better than the post cars. When all the windows are rolled down it feels like a convertible. This car would be a great A/FX clone or B/FX clone. These 1964 comets enjoyed a rich racing history that included Drag racing and road races to include the African Safari race. Here is a youtube video showing comets and thunderbolts: You tube link ending in: watch?v=iH0SHFZUDeQ These cars also shined during the 100,000 mile durability run. These cars are great for car shows and different than the ordinary mustang. I want to be up front about the car so you know what you are getting. This is a driver as is and a good looking car but has some things going on. It could be driven to any car show as is and draw a crowd. It has the original california black plates. This would be a great bolt in recipient for a 347,331,302 or 289 and 5 speed. Please email me with any questions or additional pictures. Sold as is where is. I am not sure how far it can be driven…I have driven it 30 + miles without problems but not sure about hundreds of miles so I would say it needs to be trailered and buyer is responsible for shipping. THIS CAR IS LISTED LOCALLY AND I WILL STOP THE AD IF SOLD

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