- convertible 83,000
- below average 3,868
- 15,400 great
- Phoenix, AZ
- 2 years
- below average 3,868 convertible 83,000 gasoline blue automatic
I named her after her original owner, who with her husband Bill bought this car on July 14, 1966 from Skyline Lincoln Mercury in Dallas, Texas. They loved this car and as time marched on she remained a big part of their life, replaced for daily use by nondescript Camry and Silverado types she never lost her spot in the garage or in their hearts. This car was active on the North Texas car show scene until Bill's passing after which it saw little use until Betty decided it was finally time to let her go this year. This unrestored 1966 Mercury Comet Caliente Convertible is a true survivor; wholly preserved in its original and current state. This rust free Comet shows no sign of collision or body work. With the exception of a few recently repaired panels on the driver's seat, the white interior is completely original. The electric top is also original and though faded and loose seamed in a few spots it moves up and down perfectly and will keep the car dry. The original C-Code 289 two barrel V8 engine and C4 3-speed automatic drive train is unmodified and the car runs very well which should be no surprise considering the 83,000 miles that show on the odometer are documented to be correct. In it he recorded every fill up and service completed, recording the date, the miles, the gallons and the cost. The car also includes the original owner's manual, warranty card and protecto plate. All of the exterior and interior lights work. All of the instruments, wipers, horn, lighter and original AM radio work as does the remote driver' side view mirror. The windows roll up and down smoothly and the glass appears to be original and in great shape all around. The dash has no cracks or unsightly warpage. The trunk mat is in place as is the original spare, jack and tools. Since acquiring the car I have serviced the brakes and power steering, replaced what likely were the original shock absorbers and other soft parts underneath. She also has brand new Hankook white wall tires (not shown in the photos). Ole Blue Betty starts right up and idles so quietly it's sometimes hard to hear her running. She accelerates strongly and the transmission shifts smoothly and kicks down predictably. There is no smoke and no dripping oil. She runs cool in the Texas heat and floats down the highway at 75, no problem. With power steering it maneuvers easily with one finger on the wheel. It is a great '60s era color that gets lots of attention. There are some nicks and scrapes on her and I am sure each one has a story that adds to the car's legacy. It is in every sense of the words, a genuine time capsule. This classic Mercury is located in Plano, TX. Inspections welcome. I can assist with shipping. Texas residents may be subject to tax and fees. Low ballers, scammers and sales assistants need not apply. Call, text or reply.
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