Monday, November 28, 2011

Musclecar Monday - 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

From 1960-1965, the Comet was based on the Ford Falcon platform. In '65 The 289 V8 was available in three horsepower ratings, 200 hp, 4-barrel 225 hp and the premier driveline option was the 289 cubic inch, 271 hp high-performance engine and four-speed manual transmission found on the Ford Mustang. The performance version was known as the Cyclone, replacing the previous S-22. Then in descending order of trim levels were the Caliente, 404 and 202, replacing the previous Custom and base models.