The Mercury Comet was first introduced in 1960 displaying only Comet badges and was sold through Lincoln-Mercury dealerships as a standard model for two years. The Comet was initially intended to be a compact Edsel. It was first based on the Ford Falcon, though its design was esteemed and had a 4.5-inch-longer wheelbase. However, as Ford decided to end the Edsel program in 1959, the Comet become an orphan and was marketed as a stand-alone model for two years. Not soon after, Mercury figured that the Comet sold better than Mercury-badged models, and took it under their wing. This is one such 1960 Mercury Comet, which belongs to the only two years the Comet was a freestanding model. This icon currently resides in New York and comes with its receipts and documentation. Don’t miss this rare chance to own this game changing Comet model.
The 1960 model year saw the Comet as two- and four-door sedans and two- and four-door station wagons. Our subject car is one of the two-door variants flaunting a white exterior and a blue top. It features all-important chrome fittings to exhibit that it’s an upmarket specimen. The wide grille, front and rear bumpers, chrome bars on the sides that run the length of the car and Comet badging are doing a great job at it. This Comet reportedly has drum brakes all around with removed and replaced wheel cylinders on all four corners. You also get a spare tire with bumper jacks packed in its trunk for emergencies. The interior of this beauty features a blue theme that goes with the color of its roof. Behind the white three-spoke steering wheel is a vintage horizontal speedometer. Chrome trim can be seen again defining the interior with elegance. The seller also informed that this Comet features new headliner.
Powering this 1960 Mercury Comet is a 144ci (2.4 L) Thriftpower six cylinder engine that is capable of putting out 90 horsepower when it was new. This engine is coupled with a two speed automatic transmission that is perfect for a hassle-free Sunday cruise and the seller-reported recent brake service assures that nothing untoward happens.
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