1965 Mercury Comet 427 SOHC CAMMER
- VIN 5H01C543623
- Engine 427 Cammer
- Automatic Transmission
- Blue with Grey interior
- Leather buckets
- Power Steering
- 4 wheel disc brakes
This beautiful ’65 Comet 2 door hardtop is a testament to man and machine. Extensive work and care has been taken to build this one of a kind Restorod. It starts with a 427 SOHC single overhead cammer motor that might be more impressive than the rest of the car. The 427 SOHC Cammer motors were built by Ford exclusively for NASCAR. It is my understanding that these engines dominated NASCAR 2 years later. As far as I know Ford did not put any of these powerhouses in any production cars. They were only available over the counter. The 4 barrel version had 517 HP and the 2×4 version had 657 HP. As you can see by the photos the engine compartment has to be modified in order to install this engine. The original shock towers were removed and the front suspension replaced by a Mustang II rack and pinion in order to make the engine compartment large enougth. Since a photo is worth a thousand words I’ll let them do the talking.
The restorod started with a nice solid ’65 Comet. This car came from California where it was built. I don’t know if the car started life there but it sure looks like it. The floors are solid and original. The car has power steering and an automatic transmission so anyone would be able to drive it with ease. The car does have 4 wheel disc brakes but they are not power.
The interior is very nicely done with leather seats and wool carpet. Even the trunk is finished off nicely with a CD disc changer and kill switch. All the gauges and rally pack work. Alot of time, money, and care went in to the creation of this awesome street machine. You don’t have to wait and deal with all teh frustration to build one. It can be sitting in your garage tomorrow ready for your enjoyment for either show or go. Built to be driven. Its a real show stopper and it runs on premium. Its a labor of love.
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