1965 Mercury Comet Caliente
Convertible Car for sale in San Antonio, Texas 78240
San Antonio, TX 78240
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
“Delores” —1965 Mercury Comet Caliente convertible, carnival red
$19k OBO— all offers considered.
Purchased in Texas in 1994; brought to SSF in 1997.
***RECENTLY relocated to San Antonio, TX.
Mostly in storage since 1999 (driven fewer than 500 miles since).
Believed to be mostly original/stock with few exceptions.
289 v8, T10
Holley carburetor (not stock)
4-speed standard transmission: completely rebuilt in 1999.
Original Mag wheels (original upgrade option, not standard stock)
Clutch replaced in 1997
Brakes rebuilt in 2008
Interior (seats, console, etc.) believed original, still in good shape
Crack in far passenger side of windshield (since at least 1994)
Ragtop has seen better days
Back floor carpet, passenger side, distressed
Front right quarter panel replaced in 1997; cheap paint job now peeling
Original maintenance book
“Delores,” features heavily in the detective novel “The Painted Gun” set in SF in the ‘90s.
Classic Car ID101343094
ConditionCapable driver, stock. Ripe for full restoration.
Transmission4 Speed Manual
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