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1965 Mercury Comet A/FX Coupe Vehicle Profile

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX1965 Mercury Comet A/FX
The birth of drag racing, as is often old, was a by-product of the aftermath of WWII. But, many will argue that the real birth of drag racing occurred in the 1960's. Fierce competition between manufacturers in the stock classes - with Chevy versus Ford or Dodge versus Mercury dominating the landscape. Match races at tracks throughout the country brought large crowds to cheer their favorite. Then, with the likes of Dick Landy, the Ramchargers, Roger Lindamood, Sox & Martin, and a host of others, racers began experimenting with altered wheelbases. That led to lighter bodies, fuel injection, and a host of other changes. That's when the real war started.

The early 1964 and 1965 Comets were factory built and then sent out for modifications. The frames were lighted up and other modifications were made. This car is an altered wheelbase 'Funny Car' - the name 'Funny Car' from the fact that the cars looked somewhat strange and exaggerated. The A/FX meant 'Altered Factory Experimental.' Hayden ran in the national meets and the match race circuit in the 1960's. Notice the fuel injection pipes coming out of the hood - quite uncommon on cars of that era.



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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  

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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


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