Street n Strip: 1965 Mercury Comet

Street/strip cars were a big thing back in the 1980s/1990s. You’d take a cheap 60s muscle car (hah, remember when they were cheap) and shove a big engine under the hood, wide tires out back, skinnys in the front, replace some of the sheet metal with fiberglass and cage it. Modified, but street legal. You’d take it to the drags a few times to get that 10.99 ET and then it would become your Friday night car show car. Car customization is different today and most of those 1/4 mile drag strips have been turned into strip malls or condos (at least in the area of SoCal that was the hot rod capital back in the day), but you can relive the glory days when you had hair on the top of your head and could tuck a shirt into those 32 inch waist Levis without needing a mirror. Find this 1965 Mercury Comet offered for $10,500 in Hillsdale, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1965 Mercury Comet Sedan
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 31353
title status: clean
transmission: automatic


I have a rare 2 door post 1965 Mercury Comet street legal drag car.It has a 347 CI stroker small block with Edelbrock aluminium heads and Edelbrock air gap intake with a Holley carb.Roller cam and rockers.MSD ignition system.Built C4 with high stall convereter.8.8 rear with 4:56 gears and a locker.Headers with 3″ exhaust with an H pipe.Disk brakes with a line lock.Weld Draglites with front skinnies and DOT slicks in the rear.Too much else to list.You could not build this car for what I,m asking.$10,500

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