1964 Mercury made major changes to their Comet. What once was
the mid-size economy car image from 1960 to 1963, now restyled
to change the look and feel with new V-8 engine selections, new
sheet metal lines
and a more complex grill to name just a few. There was more than
one model to choose from. Including a hardtop coupe, four-door
sedan, convertible and station wagon, all with a standard bench
seat and six-cylinder power. These Comets boasted decent handling
and an economical purchase price. Comets were noted to be very
fun and economical.A sportier off shoot of Comet’s top-line
was the Cyclone. A hardtop coupe with standard bucket seats, console
and a 289 V-8 with a four-barrel carburetor; it was the expensive
Comet produced in 1964. Engine appointments included chrome valve
covers, chrome air cleaner top insert. Distinguished by less exterior
brightwork, simulated chrome-reverse wheels with exposed lug nuts,
a tachometer, three-spoke woodgrain steering wheel, special interior
trim and chrome engine dress-up. A special insignia with the word
"Cyclone" and a checkered flag adorned the lower section
of the front fenders. There were 31,204 Caliente 2 Dr. Hardtops
produced. There were ONLY 7,454 Cyclone 2Dr. hardtops produced!!The
Comet got a boost in its performance image when a fleet of Comet
Hardtops averaged more than 105 mph for 100,000 miles in Daytona.
After results of this endurance run were publicized, sales of
the new Comets began to increase dramatically. Specially built
drag racing Comet's with 427 big blocks also were making some
noise on the tracks. This 427 Comet was one BAD BOY!! 43 years
later the RARE to FIND 1964 Mercury Comet Cyclone is more desirable
than when it was new!!
Rare 1964 MERCURY COMET "CYCLONE"!!!
In 2007 this Gorgeous Black 1964 Mercury Comet Cyclone 2 Dr. Hardtop
is very desirable car and a RARE FIND! When was the last time
you saw a nice example like this car. Vin#4H27K546187. It is equipped
with the strong running 289V/8 4 barrel . It has the factory 4
speed with the factory shifter. Finding a nice factory 4 speed
Cyclone is a much RARE FIND in 2007 than a Automatic. It still
has the factory tachometer mounted on the dash and still works.
The Data Tag confirms this Cyclone came with a Factory 4 Speed
and a 3:25 rear end. The White Bucket Seat Interior looks original
and is in very good condition for being 43 years old. Console.
It has new door panels and arm rests. A restored original Dash
gauge Bezel has been ordered and will be installed. Then the Dash
will look very nice. It still has the factory Mercury Comet under
dash Air Conditioner that blows cold. The original Compressor
has been replaced with a new style compressor that has less pull
on the engine. New chromed bumpers trunk mat. It still has the
original factory simulated chrome-reverse wheels caps. The original
style F70-14 Firestone Red Line Tires sets this Gorgeous Black
Cyclone off!! The car runs out great and shows well! The black
exterior and white interior is a KILLER COLOR COMBO!!