1965 Mercury Comet Caliente  for sale 101343094
1965 Mercury Comet Caliente
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1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

Convertible Car for sale in San Antonio, Texas 78240

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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. 

The good: 

289 v8, T10

Holley carburetor (not stock)

4-speed standard transmission:  completely rebuilt in 1999. 

Hurst shifter

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

Odometer: 91,336

The bad: 

Crack in far passenger side of windshield (since at least 1994)

Ragtop has seen better days

Back floor carpet, passenger side, distressed

The ugly: 

Front right quarter panel replaced in 1997; cheap paint job now peeling



Original maintenance book

Front grill 

Steering box


“Delores,” features heavily in the detective novel “The Painted Gun” set in SF in the ‘90s. 

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Condition
    Capable driver, stock. Ripe for full restoration.
  • Mileage
    91,336 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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