Comet Cyclone: Scariest Meteorological Event Imaginable or Sweet Mini-Muscle Find?

mercury comet cyclone for saleSeriously, a swirling storm of large balls of ice and rock would be pretty scary. Luckily, this here ’65 Mercury is only frightening if we’re talking about stock handling or braking. For those unaware, the Comet was Mercury’s Falcon platform-mate from a time when the brands’ offerings differed by more than grills and badges. Compared to the contemporary Falcon, the Comet’s stretched in both length and wheelbase, but shares all the same engineering.

Today’s example represents an awesome purchase proposition. At a little over $2500, you get a running, driving blank slate to either restore (a numbers-matching Comet Cyclone is a rare beast) or build out to some kind of vintage-tourer spec. We recommend thinking of the 18″ ’08 Mustang wheels in terms of the cash you can sell them for to purchase a set of 14″ Torq Thrusts, the wheels God intended this ride to have. Speaking from experience, that 4-speed is a decent unit, but some added shifter precision might be in order if you’re really planning on flogging it. Luckily, sharing a platform with the Falcon means you’ve got 75% of the early Mustang parts bin at your disposal, too.
mercury comet cyclone for sale
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16 responses to “Comet Cyclone: Scariest Meteorological Event Imaginable or Sweet Mini-Muscle Find?”

  1. muthalovin Avatar

    Wow! This is a good deal. I have a picture of a '66 Cyclone GT on the wall of my cube. I can see boatloads of potential out of this thing.
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  2. engineerd Avatar

    Mmmmm…vintage racer or vintage rally car.
    There's a guy that ran an Acadian Canso (equivalent to a Nova, I think) in the Targa Newfoundland last year. I would think that something like this could make an awesome entry to Targa Newfoundland, California Melee, and any other vintage rally you can find. Maybe even La Carrera Panamericana. Just watch out for the whisky.

  3. lilwillie Avatar

    Not to bad of a price.
    tidbit of info. If the Edsel division of FoMoCo wasn't killed off just as it began, the 1961 Edsel Comet would have been produced.

  4. Tomsk Avatar

    I love matching-numbers V8s as much as the next guy, but who's to say you couldn't set it aside and drop this in?

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Good call.

  5. Tomsk Avatar

    I love matching-numbers V8s as much as the next guy, but who's to say you couldn't set it aside and drop this in?

  6. BGW Avatar

    Hmmm…is it wrong that I'd top off the tank, wash the windshield and call it done?

    1. ptmeyer84 Avatar

      No sir, nothing wrong with that at all. Just make sure you are up on your tetanus shots.

    2. joshuman Avatar

      A door handle on the driver's side might be nice but yeah, I agree.

  7. AteUpWithMotor Avatar

    I really like the '64-'65 Comet (here's a '64 in much better shape:… The '65, in particular, is much better looking than the '65 Fairlane and Falcon. It would be an entertaining basis for a modest resto-mod, although I'd start with one in better condition than this. I dunno how easy it is to find trim and upholstery for a Comet at this point.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Anything shared with (or close enough to) the Falcon would be pretty easy to get from Falconparts or Auto Krafters, but the Mercury-specific little aluminum/chrome trim bits might as well not exist.
      I'd say the best direction would be to ditch anything that's missing and go for a near-gutted interior with stainless door panels and a lizard-skinned floor. Maybe throw down some small carpet mats to help kill the noise.

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  10. Fernando Avatar

    How much is it???

  11. Randy Powe Avatar
    Randy Powe

    Is the car still available or who has it now. I would like to talk to them. Please email me at

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      Please note that any cars on our website are not for sale by us, unless we specifically say they are. We find cool stuff, and post about it. This car, from the link at the end, was up for sale on eBay, and is probably sold by now.