The thing that draws me back to the Comet on a regular basis, is that it is a uniquely styled and rarely seen automobile that rides on a cheap and common chassis. The parts underneath are all shared with the Mustang/Falcon, so you can find all kinds of aftermarket or OE replacement parts -- but you aren't the fifth guy to show up with a Falcon at your next Cars and
Powering the Comet isn't some funky one-off engine with zero aftermarket; this is Ford's legendary 289 cubic inch V8, which is a perfectly adequate and torquey V8 in stock spec, or a fire breathing monster if you choose to go down that path. This particular example is a rare K-code HiPo engine equipped with a 4-bbl carb and pushing 271 horsepower into a 4-speed T-10 manual gearbox.
A peek on the inside confirms what you suspect from the outside: this is a bit of a project. The seller claims no rust in the floors, but "no rust," "rust-free," and "zero rust" are sometimes subjective and frequently defined in the eye of the beholder, and you don't wanna be left holding a rusty car.
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