BF Auction: 1972 Mercury Comet 302

The problem with choosing an earlier Mercury Cougar as a project candidate is that even rough and rusty examples can be prohibitively expensive. However, there are alternatives available that offer the same level of performance and fun and can… more»

K-Code Drop-Top: 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente

In 1964, the Caliente was the top-of-the-line Mercury Comet (except for the Cyclone performance model). As a convertible, only about 9,000 copies were built that year, so the number that may survive today likely doesn’t number more than a… more»

390 S-Code Project: 1966 Mercury Cyclone

In the mid-1960s, the Cyclone would be the Mercury Comet’s version of a mid-size muscle car. It stayed largely in the shadow of the Ford Fairlane GT and the growing popularity of products being rolled out by the other… more»

Field Find: 1973 Mercury Comet V8

The Ford Maverick was the company’s second major success story of the 1960s (the Mustang was the first). It was introduced in April 1969, five years to the day after the famous “pony” car. Sales were so brisk that… more»

Nicest One Left? 1974 Mercury Comet

The 1970s Mercury Comet was a rebadged version of the popular Ford Maverick. But the Comet sold in far fewer numbers, perhaps one to every Maverick that Ford cranked out. This very nice 1974 edition of the Comet looks… more»

Original 302: 1973 Mercury Comet

I’ve always found the 1973 Ford Maverick and Mercury Comet fascinating vehicles. Although the First Generation Mustang was in its final days of production, these cousins were closer in design philosophy to the early Mustangs than the Mustang II… more»

S-22 V8 Garage Find! 1963 Mercury Comet

The seller of this 1963 Mercury Comet S-22 asks, “How long since you’ve seen one?”. Well, I still haven’t seen one, his included, because it is so shrouded in garage “junque” that I can’t really make it out. Not… more»

Blue Plate Survivor: 1976 Mercury Comet

Badge engineering is nothing new in the automotive world, representing a sensible way for a manufacturer to maximize the return on the enormous costs involved in developing a new model. By sharing a platform across several makes utilizing little… more»

Lost Its Storage: 1966 Mercury Comet

The Comet was a “me too” car between 1960 and 1978, Mercury’s version of a Ford car. That included the Falcon, Fairlane/Torino, and Maverick over the years. In most cases, the sheet metal differed although the platforms were shared…. more»

Only Two Owners: 1963 Mercury Comet S-22

When the Comet compact was first conceived in the late 1950s, it was intended to be sold by the new Edsel division. But when Edsel folded as the 1960 models were going on sale, they were offered instead by… more»

1973 Mercury Comet Garage Find

After twenty-three years in storage, this 1973 Mercury Comet recently emerged blinking into the light of day. It is a solid classic needing a cosmetic refresh. The seller returned it to a roadworthy state, and with its needs appearing… more»

Custom Combo! 1965 Ford Comechero Pickup

When it comes to custom vehicles, it’s hard to say what’s more important, the vision or the skill set of the person making it, although both of course are vital.  We’ve featured a few custom trucks here on Barn… more»

K-Code 289 V8: 1964 Mercury Caliente

When the Comet debuted in 1960, it was a standalone brand. It had intended to be an Edsel model, but that division disappeared from the scene almost as quickly as it came on. Beginning in 1961, the Comet became… more»

Automotive Orphan: 1961 Comet 2-Door Sedan

Hindsight is 20:20 vision, and Ford’s Edsel experiment graphically demonstrates this. There was no single reason why the entire venture collapsed in a heap, with the company tearing up millions of dollars, but history records that it was launched… more»

Drop-Top 390 V8 Project: 1966 Mercury Comet Caliente

From 1960-65, the Comet was Mercury’s compact car offering and lived in the shadows of the Ford Falcon, which sold in much greater numbers. For 1966, Mercury would go in a different direction and promote the Comet to intermediate… more»

Take Your Pick: 1967 Mercury Comet Capri x 2

Tackling a project build will always involve making some choices. Some of these decisions can be pretty straightforward, while others can involve a degree of agonizing. For enthusiasts searching for a 1967 Mercury Comet Capri, the first choice they… more»