Friday, December 4, 2009

1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone

1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone for sale in California. A 1965 restyling gave the Comet vertically stacked headlights that made it look more like a Ford than a Mercury. The grille used a horizontal bars theme. The cyclone came only as a hardtop.Cyclones had all the standard equipment including bucket seats, console tach, unique wheel covers and a distinctive twin air scoop fiberglass hood. The 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone was priced at $3,544.00.

A 289 cubic inch engine that developed 225 horsepower was standard and had a 9.3:1 compression ratio. Option engine was a 289 cubic inch with 271 horsepower. A three speed transmission and a four speed was $188.00 extra. In a quarter mile the Cyclone ran at 82 MPH in 17.1 seconds.