Weekend Edition Last Call – Meet a Comet that the owner thinks is all that!

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This was posted to the Brown Car Appreciation Society’s Facebook Page recently, by none other than Grassroots Motorsports author, Nick Pon. Yes, it’s a 70’s Mercury Comet Coupe… Yes, it’s on Chrome Dubs… Yes, those stickers are what you think it is. So is this car all that?

Photo Source: The Brown Car Appreciation Society

31 Comments

  1. I regularly see a green Comet lately. It's a color my mother dubbed "Puke Green."
    The point of that is this person missed a major opportunity to make a "Vomit Comet."

    1. you don't happen to live in Mississippi do you? I too have been recently seeing a green comet with startling regularity.

      1. Nope, I'm further north in Saskatchewan. It's weird that green Comets are suddenly starting to pop up.

        1. Here just north of Montréal we have a green Comet driven by an old lady. I don't expect it to become a 'vomit Comet' anytime soon. It's just one of these cars and owners that seem to drive out of a time machine.

    1. I just saw that. It looks like the off spring of a Camaro and a BRZ. I'm not sure what to make of it. From the side and above it looks great, from head on and straight on in the back not so much.

  2. I halfway agree with the label… just needs to lose the 1st two letters, & change the 3rd from $ to S.

  3. Because a Comet with two wipers isn't good enough… though I suspect the third is intermittent.

  4. Random thoughts:
    Because Toyota sold Cavaliers in Japan under their own badge (I forget what the long end of that stick was. The Vibe?) — of course these were made by GM in their own factories — there's a GM part number for Toyota badges (and I've certainly considered ordering some):
    <img src="http://www.themotorreport.com.au/content/image/5/7/5742_toy_gmbadge_01-4b77ac1a13782-mc:1013×739.jpg"&gt;
    (and check out that TRD bodykit. That's JDM tyte, yo!)
    Getting to the point, I believe Cygnets are assembled/modified at Gaydon, but I wonder if there's a Toyota part number for Aston Martin badges?

  5. Instead of cracking wise, I'll say this: The car is indeed a P.O.S. I never liked the Maverick, and I considered it a double insult when the Comet model got lumped in with it while Ford refused to call it a Falcon. So fuck you Ford for watering down your brands; I understand the Maverick was a necessary let down, but why did you have to throw the (Comet) baby out with the bath water?
    The joke in and of itself is a lame joke. Paint a shitbox shit colored and put pictures of shit on it and paint the word shit across the side. Go away.

    1. Says "Bat<a>shitbox"? Or am I reading that wrong?
      Has one to hope that this guy is ironic, and not a genuine lover of the brown stuff. I'd have my doubts though that a member of the Great Ironic Movement of hipsters lingers behind this…

      1. Oops… < a > or < b > or whatever. Can't edit my post because I never got friendly with Intensedebate.

  6. This is interesting. I never really thought about what kind of car you should own if you absolutely never, ever want to get laid again the rest of your natural life. Now I know.

  7. Instead of cracking wise, I'll say this: The car is indeed a P.O.S. I never liked the Maverick, and I considered it a double insult when the Comet model got lumped in with it while Ford refused to call it a Falcon. So fuck you Ford for watering down your brands; I understand the Maverick was a necessary let down, but why did you have to throw the (Comet) baby out with the bath water?
    The joke in and of itself is a lame joke. Paint a shitbox shit colored and put pictures of shit on it and paint the word shit across the side. Go away.
    And all of this from a fucktard with shit in his name!

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