conceptcarz.com


1965 Mercury Comet A/FX Coupe Vehicle Profile

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX1965 Mercury Comet A/FX1965 Mercury Comet A/FX1965 Mercury Comet A/FX1965 Mercury Comet A/FX1965 Mercury Comet A/FX1965 Mercury Comet A/FX
The Mercury Comet was a fan favorite and a popular car in the early days of A/FX racing. Powered by the hefty Ford 427 SOHC, racers like Jack Chrisman, Ed Schartman and Don Nicholson among others, toured the match race circuit.

It wasn't unusual for racers to switch brands, as they sought the right combination. Sox and Martin raced a Comet before going to Mopar, and Arnie Beswick drove this car before switching to Pontiac.

This is a well-documented car driven by one of the great names in Drag Racing. Sometimes we forget that our favorite drivers left a trail before hitting the right note. Though Arnie is known for his 'Tameless Tiger' - Pontiacs wîth tiger stripes, this early car of his has important historical significance.

Mercury Comet A/FXAt one point, this A/FX car was raced by Arnie Beswick who is known for his prolific career as a Pontiac racer. What some don't know is that like Sox and Martin, he also had a brief stint as a Mercury factory driver.

Amazingly, this car still has many of the original factory fiberglass pieces, along with the original gauges, roll bar, plexiglass windows, seats, aluminum bellhousing, and even the shifter.

Únder the hood is the 427 cubic-inch engine that is the same as the one run by Beswick back in the day. It is backed by a T-10 manual transmission and it wears real 1965-era M&H AFX12 drag slicks. This car would be powered by a variety of outlandish drivetrains over the years.

The current owner of this car has the original sales agreement and signed a contract with Arnie Beswick, along with letters from Fran Hernandez, telegrams from Beswick, and a stock of additional paperwork.

Source - Vehicle Owner / Meadow Brook Concours



No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Mercury Comet B/FX Cyclone Cyanide Cyclone Drag Car, 1 of 15 Built
Sold for USD$75,000
  2013 Mecum - Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic
 
1965 Mercury Comet 427 SOHC A/FX Super Cyclone Driven by Dyno Don Nicholson
Sold for USD$410,000
  2013 Mecum - Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic
 
1965 Mercury Comet 427 SOHC A/FX Super Cyclone
Sold for USD$410,000
  2013 Mecum : Indianapolis
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Mercury Comet A/FX Lightweight 2019 Mecum : Dallas$260,000$350,000$400,000
1965 Mercury Comet A/FX Replica5H11C5261242014 Mecum : Anaheim$65,000  
1965 Mercury Comet A/FX Replica 2013 Mecum : Indianapolis$52,000  
1965 Mercury A/FX Comet Replica 2013 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$50,000  
1965 Mercury A/FX Super Cyclone Dyno Don Nicholson 2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction 24th Year$425,000  
1965 Mercury Comet Factory AFX 2010 Mecum Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$310,000  
1965 Mercury Nicholson A/FX Comet Dyno Don Nicholson A/FX 2007 Mecum High Performance Auction at St. Charles, Il$860,000  

Comparables

Similar sales to the $298,333 range.
1933 Packard Twelve 1005 Touring
Chassis#:901317
Sold for $296,500
2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2+2
Chassis#:4829
Sold for $296,500
2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1928 Pedroso Roadster
Chassis#:101
Sold for $296,500
2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $297,000
2021 Mecum : Orlando
1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#:VC57J186987
Sold for $297,000
2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
1959 Porsche 356A T2 1600 Super Convertible D
Chassis#:86179
Sold for $301,244
2021 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris
1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
Chassis#:124379N672561
Sold for $297,000
2021 Mecum : Rick Treworgys Muscle Car City 2021
1966 Shelby GT350H Fastback
Sold for $297,000
2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#:DB6/2650/R
Sold for $296,861
2020 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale
2019 Ferrari 812 Superfast '0719 SA'
Chassis#:ZFF83CMB000244145
Sold for $299,160
2020 RM Sothebys : London Online
1933 Ford Roadster Custom by Roy Brizio
Chassis#:18346821
Sold for $296,500
2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
1957 BMW 503
Chassis#:69141
Sold for $297,419
2020 Bonhams : Goodwood Speedweek
1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#:14069
Sold for $297,419
2020 Bonhams : Goodwood Speedweek
1965 Mercury Comet A/FX vehicle thumbnail image  1965 Mercury Comet A/FX vehicle thumbnail image  
2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER
Chassis#:ZARJA281690050320
Sold for $296,500
2020 Bonhams : Quail Motorcar Auction
1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 by Pininfarina
Chassis#:14931
Sold for $300,322
2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 Six-Door Pullman
Chassis#:100.016.12.000892
Sold for $300,322
2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Chassis#:111.027.12.004198
Sold for $297,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer
1969 Lamborghini Islero S
Chassis#:6432
Sold for $296,800
2020 Historics at Brooklands - Ascot Racecourse
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
Chassis#:WP0ZZZ96ZNS490876
Sold for $300,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1965 Mercury Comet A/FX vehicle thumbnail image  1965 Mercury Comet A/FX vehicle thumbnail image  
1980 Ferrari 512 BB
Chassis#:29823
Sold for $300,189
2020 Artcurial : Retromobile

Mercury Comet A/FX Vehicle Profiles
2-Door Sedan
Mercury Comet A/FX 2-Door Sedan

Model Year: 1961
Sedan
Mercury Comet A/FX Sedan

Model Year: 1961
Profile
Caliente Convertible
Mercury Comet A/FX Caliente Convertible

Model Year: 1964

Caliente HardTop Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Caliente HardTop Coupe

Model Year: 1964
Profile
Caliente HardTop Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Caliente HardTop Coupe

Chassis Num: 4H23F567165
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History
Caliente HardTop Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Caliente HardTop Coupe

Chassis Num: 4J23F504887
Model Year: 1964

Caliente Convertible
Mercury Comet A/FX Caliente Convertible

Model Year: 1965
Profile
Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Coupe

Model Year: 1965
Profile
Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Coupe

Model Year: 1965
Profile

Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Coupe

Model Year: 1965
Profile
Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Coupe

Model Year: 1965
Profile
Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Coupe

Model Year: 1965

Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Coupe

Model Year: 1965
Profile
GT Convertible
Mercury Comet A/FX GT Convertible

Model Year: 1966
GT Convertible
Mercury Comet A/FX GT Convertible

Model Year: 1966

Caliente HardTop Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Caliente HardTop Coupe

Model Year: 1967
Flip Top Coupe
Mercury Comet A/FX Flip Top Coupe

Model Year: 1967
Profile
202 Series Sedan
Mercury Comet A/FX 202 Series Sedan

Chassis Num: 7H01R544086
Model Year: 1967
Profile and Auction History


Vehicle information, history, And specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2021 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.