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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/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

1965 Mercury Comet A/FX photograph

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Dyno Don Nicholson, a superb engine tuner, began his racing career on the dry lakes in California in the 40's and 50's. As the factory drag racing wars began to escalate in the mid 1960's, Don was one of the individuals leading the pack, often ending up in the winner's circle, first with his Chevy and later with his Mercury.

As manufacturers realized the potential of winning results and how it translated to sales, they became more involved in the activity. Guys like Don raced for fun and money. The fun became a business and the money became important. There were many racers in the 1960's that caught the attention of the factories. Guys like Jack Chrisman, the Dodge Chargers, The Ramchargers, Dyno Don, Dick Landy, Gas Rhonda, and many more helped propel the factory experimental class in the mid 1960's. As they experimented with altering the wheelbase, supercharging or injection, bigger slicks, transmission, etc, the factory wars were in full swing.

Don passed away in 2006 and raced almost to the day he died. One could argue with good reason that his 'Mercury Cyclone' was one of the most successful cars of its era. For anyone who lived drag racing through magazines and track visits, the car was the 'King' of drag racing.

This car's altered wheelbase, flip top, and engine configuration led to the name 'Funny Car' that is still used today. This car defined the funny car movement.



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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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