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1965
Mercury
Comet Gasser
Stock # 5622-DFW
Engine 289 V8 Supercharged
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Color Red Metallic
Interior White
Mileage 12 (Unknown)
Chassis
Front Wheel Specification 15"
Rear Wheel Specification 15"
Front Brakes Specification Disc
Rear Brakes Specification Drum
Options
Seatbelts (Front) Vinyl Interior
Advertised Price
$44,995
OR
$412.40
per month
READY TO SHOW & GO! SUPERCHARGED 289 V8, 4 SPD MAN, FRT DISC BRKS, CUSTOM PAINT

WOW!!! How is this for a radical ride??? This outrageously modified 1965 Mercury Comet Gasser harkens back to the early years of drag racing when attention-grabbing Gassers ruled the strip. This mechanical marvel, dubbed the “401K”, was built to win trophies both on and off the track and features a supercharged 289 V8, a 4-speed racing gearbox, and a custom drag-racer suspension. They didn't just make it a scorcher though, opting instead to coat it in a cornea-searing red-and-gold paint job that's off-the-charts gorgeous, and filling it with an insanely cool interior that you actually want to spend more than a quarter-mile's worth of time in. Gassers typically don't look this good, but this kicked-up Merc loves breaking all the rules.

Honestly, this two-door hardtop is such an eye-catcher that it's really hard to say what grabs your attention first. It definitely embraces that vintage gasser look, raised high all the way around with a solid straight axle up front, although it's been keenly engineered to not be too bouncy. This wasn't some half-hearted project, but rather a labor of love, and although you don't see too many Mercury Gassers, this Comet is instantly recognizable with its ... Please ask for the full description.

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Stock #:
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1965 Mercury Comet Gasser
$44,995

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Stock
5622-DFW
Engine Size
289 V8 Supercharged
Transmission
4 Speed Manual
Miles
12 (Unknown)
Location
Fort Worth
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READY TO SHOW & GO! SUPERCHARGED 289 V8, 4 SPD MAN, FRT DISC BRKS, CUSTOM PAINT

WOW!!! How is this for a radical ride??? This outrageously modified 1965 Mercury Comet Gasser harkens back to the early years of drag racing when attention-grabbing Gassers ruled the strip. This mechanical marvel, dubbed the "401K", was built to win trophies both on and off the track and features a supercharged 289 V8, a 4-speed racing gearbox, and a custom drag-racer suspension. They didn't just make it a scorcher though, opting instead to coat it in a cornea-searing red-and-gold paint job that's off-the-charts gorgeous, and filling it with an insanely cool interior that you actually want to spend more than a quarter-mile's worth of time in. Gassers typically don't look this good, but this kicked-up Merc loves breaking all the rules.

Honestly, this two-door hardtop is such an eye-catcher that it's really hard to say what grabs your attention first. It definitely embraces that vintage gasser look, raised high all the way around with a solid straight axle up front, although it's been keenly engineered to not be too bouncy. This wasn't some half-hearted project, but rather a labor of love, and although you don't see too many Mercury Gassers, this Comet is instantly recognizable with its 'dentside' profile, original bumpers, and lights still in place. The red paint job is real attention-grabber, especially with all that gold flake mixed into the finish that matches the gold roof, gold-tinted windows, and other gold accessories like the air cleaner jutting out from the hood. Setting the tone up front there's an aluminum Moon tank and a gorgeous 'razor' grille set between racetrack-ready headlights, further punctuated by the custom fiberglass hood above it, and the decals all over the body provide a contrasting backdrop to the red-hot finish. Headers dump-out from the front wheel wells and into the exposed shorty exhaust, the painted fiberglass bumpers help shed weight, and there's a giant race-ready gas cap mounted just above the decklid. Every modification to this machine further emphasizes the competition-based theme, but they didn't go so overboard that the spirit of the original Comet design is lost. No, it's instead enhanced, leaving us to wonder if the '65 Merc was always born to be wild.

A quick survey of the inside reveals that the foundation of the interior carefully balances race-ready components with comfortable features, albeit with some added performance hardware to account for the neck-snapping acceleration in this car's repertoire. The exterior colors are continued inside, with plenty of metal flake sparkling everywhere you look. Gorgeous low-back buckets are actually surprisingly more comfortable compared to most racers, with diamond-cut upholstery that's continued in the matching door panels. Obviously, the rear seat has been deleted to make way for the multi-point roll cage, but it wasn't just bolted down quickly in some dirty metal shop. It's obvious the cage was meant to be a focal point of the interior, and the custom fabrication features a peace symbol head rest of the driver, and plenty of gold paint to match the theme. The gold dash insert absolutely glitters, and it's been filled with off-setting Moon Eye gauges set inside, an MSD Boost Timing Retard dial incorporated in the center, a matching tachometer mounted up top, and an extra boost gauge mounted below. So, yeah, it's fairly serious about performance. A flashy 3-spoke wheel with a bright rim enables you to maintain a firm grip while banging down the track, and the Hurst T-Handle shifter in the floor manages quick shifts for the 4-speed gearbox below. For added safety and extra room under the hood, the battery was relocated to the trunk, and there's still plenty of room for all the trophies this Gasser's going to collect.

Now let's talk power! Obviously, there have been some great advancements under the big cowl hood, I can't imagine a Gasser can be called such without a thumper leading the way. Hit the starter on this bad boy and you'll hear a potent 289 small block Ford V8 roar to life, which has been built up just enough to handle the racetrack with pride while still having some street manners left over for the ride home. A Weiand supercharger turns the small block up to 11, driving up this Gasser's power numbers into the stratosphere, and with a giant Holley 4-barrel carburetor, block-hugging headers, a giant aluminum radiator, and an MSD ignition, it's ready for the rigors of both the road and the racetrack. The presentation was put together strictly to show off, with more red-and-gold paint continuing the overall theme, including finned aluminum valve covers, gold engine enamel on the block and accessories, and bright red paint on the firewall and custom inner fenders. Heat-wrapped headers carry the exhaust out in a hurry to the straight pipes/glasspacks that exit at the profiles, and the incredibly aggressive note it emits can easily shake the neighbors awake in the morning. Everything is solid and incredibly clean underneath, with more gold paint and upgraded components throughout, including a Wilwood master cylinder w/ front disc brakes leading the presentation. Finishing the classic big-and-little look of this Gasser are a set of E/T alloys wrapped in 5.00/15 Firestones up front and a set of Rocker Mags wrapped in fat 7.75/15 whitewalls in the rear.

This Mercury Comet Gasser is a fitting tribute to an era when racers lived by a simple mantra: run-what-you-brung-and-hope-you-brung-enough. Obviously, in this case, somebody brought plenty. Now you can too. Call today!

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Features

  • Seatbelts (Front)
  • Vinyl Interior
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SPECS

Exterior Color
Red Metallic
Interior Color
White
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
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