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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1965 Mercury Comet
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HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful blue Comet Caliente, with those striking classic Comet body lines! One family owned since new! This example is a great value that'll rip up the roads just like back in the '60s! Ford small block V8 hooked up to a 4-speed manual transmission!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body is remarkably straight, considering this car has not received a full restoration, and it shows that this car has been cared for over the years. The body lines are crisp and sharp, and this Comet is bound to turn some heads! Underneath, this car is showing some common rust repair patches in the floorboard.

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: It's been a few years since this Comet received a repaint, but it still looks good. Kept aesthetically true to original form, this Comet is sure to bring back some memories! The paint is in good condition showing normal wear, as one would expect for a car that has been repainted in the last several years.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: Step inside this Comet and poof--it's the 1970s again. The bench seats have been recovered in cloth with vinyl trimming, and the door panels have been done to match. Though the carpeting is beginning to show some age, this interior has all the earmarks of a car that has been kept up on and taken care of over the years.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: A well-loved daily vehicle for most of its life, this Comet runs well and handles like a Comet Caliente should. Under the hood is a small block Ford V8 that sounds great! Upgrades and changes from factory have been kept to a minimum, but an aluminum radiator and a 4-bbl Holley Street Avenger carburetor are the most notable tasteful upgrades. While this car is not equipped with power steering, it is remarkably easy to handle and really gives you a feel for the road--something rather uncharacteristic of 1960s performance cars!

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The Comet Caliente's had body lines like no Comet or Falcon ever before, and that really sets them apart. If you're looking for a car that's “the same but different,” this Comet sure fits the bill!

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: If you're looking for a top-notch show car, this isn't it. It is an old car that has been looked after over the years.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? It does need a few minor repairs including the horn, blower motor, turn signals, oil & temperature gauges, radio, and the emergency brake.

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Whether you're looking for a fun & unique driver-quality car to tinker with and cruise on the weekends, or a solid start to a next-level custom or restoration, this Comet is a great candidate for whatever you have in mind!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit

Air Conditioning N/A
Heater NO
Speedometer YES
Odometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge NO
Temperature Gauge NO
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer N/A
Wipers YES
Windows YES
Horn NO
Radio NO
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights N/A
Turn Signals NO
Emergency Brake NO
Keys – Ignition, Door, & Trunk YES
Tire Condition: High tread, older tires
Runs & Drives YES


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Interior Color
Black & Gray
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Seat Material
Vinyl & Cloth
Shifter Type
Center Console

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Transmission Type
4-Speed Manual
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • Drum Brakes
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Body Side Moldings
  • AM Radio