Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Like many American car models, the Mercury Comet had a comparatively long lifespan in its different incarnations, being produced by Ford from 1960 until 1977 as a compact saloon with a relatively small, straight-six cylinder, Thriftpower engine with a displacement of some 144 cubic inches and a power output of 90bhp. Sharing most of its underpinnings with the less luxurious Ford Falcon, the Comet had a slightly longer wheelbase and more luxurious trim as well as air conditioning, as befitted Ford’s in-house luxury brand. Transmission options comprised a three *or* four speed manual of two speed automatic unit.
It is believed that this beautiful example was originally delivered to a first owner in Italy, an American businessman, who used the car for a few years before storing it in a well-aired, d