This 1967 Mercury Comet Caliente convertible was sold new at Schilling Parkway Motors of Memphis, Tennessee and was reportedly acquired by the seller’s father in Mississippi in 1986. A subsequent father/son rotisserie refurbishment is reported to have included body work, a repaint in black, and an engine rebuild completed in 1987. Power is from a Y-code 390ci V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission, and is reported to be one of 12 examples equipped with this powertrain combination. Features includes power steering, an AM radio, and a power-operated soft top. This Comet is now offered with a Deluxe Marti Report and a clean Mississippi title in the seller’s name.
The body was originally finished in Onyx (A) and received a single-stage repaint in black Imron enamel. Body work was also performed, including a replacement hood, passenger-side fender, and door. The seller notes rust bubbling over areas of the body as detailed in the gallery.
14″ steel wheels are equipped with factory wheel covers and were recently fitted with new 205/75 Hankook Optimo tires. The hose for the power-operated black soft top is said to leak, the passenger-side windows are misaligned, and the windshield wipers are presently uninstalled.
The interior features red upholstery (6D) with a matching dashboard and door-panel trim, and is one of 20 examples produced in this paint and trim combination per the Marti Report. Features include power steering, interval windshield wipers, lap belts, and an AM radio. The seller notes seam separations on the front bench upholstery, and the heater core is said to require replacement.
The five-digit odometer shows approximately 63k miles, and is believed accurate by the seller.
The Y-code 390ci V8 is equipped with a two-barrel carburetor and is linked with a four-speed manual transmission and 3.00:1 rear axle. According to the seller, the engine was professionally rebuilt in 1987. A video of the engine running is attached above.
The underbody is shown in the video above and accompanied by additional photos in the gallery.
The Deluxe Marti Report lists a build date of September 14, 1966 and details the original equipment and production statistics. The corresponding warranty data plate is pictured in the gallery, and two narrated videos of the car are presented below.