1967 Mercury Comet

The 1967 Mercury Comet 202 Series was based on the Ford Fairlane and wore very similar styling. The sides fenders featured a '202' nameplate and in the front was a horizontal grille with a vertical piece in the center. On either side were two stacked headlights. In the back were vertical taillights.

The base engine was a six-cylinder, overhead valve unit displacing 200 cubic-inches and offering 120 horsepower. Body styles included a 2- and 4-door sedan. A total of 14,251 examples of the 2-door were produced while 10,281 were the 4-door sedans.

The Comet could be purchased with a wide variety of mechanical, convenience and luxury options.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2013
1967 Mercury Comet 1967 Mercury Comet 1967 Mercury Comet 202 Series Sedan
Chassis #: 7H01R544086
High bid of $250,000 at 2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey. (did not sell)
This 1967 Mercury Comet 202 Sedan is one of 22 R-Code Comet 202 examples built in 1967. It is one of 6 known to exist today. It is an original and unrestored example with less than 2,000 miles on the odometer.

The Ford 427 cubic-inch engine enjoyed early success on the nation's drag strips and this would continue through the mid-1960s as the faster Super Stock racers began their transformation into radical factory experimental machines. Sock and Super Stock remained ripe for the picking, and Ford in 1967 delivered a new wave of cars using the 427 Medium Riser V-8.

Mercury retained their reputation with their own R-Code Comets, employing the same 427/425 HP big block fitted with a high rise aluminum intake mounting dual Holley 4-barrels. There were 60 R-Code Comets built in 1967 and just 22 used the 2-door 2020 Sedan body.

This example was sold new to playboy sportsman Jack Reynolds, heir to the Reynolds Tobacco fortune and a dedicated Ford enthusiast. It has its original Onyx Black Super Diamond Lustre Enamel paint, Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport tires, painted steelies with hub caps, and a 4-speed. In the front are disc brakes. The car is also the only R-Code built with an AM/FM radio, an interesting feature considering there is no external antenna. Instead, it is mounted under the hood to keep it out of sight.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2013

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From 1960 through 1967 Mercury, a division of the Ford Motor Company, produced the Comet. In 1970 there was no Comet but production resumed a year later and continued until 1977. The Comet was initially built atop a Ford Falcon frame that was stretched and became Mercurys intermediatecompact entry vehicle. With a 114 inch wheelbase many thought it would be considered an intermediate, but Mercury....
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In the beginning, the Comet was designed as an Edsel model and not officially a Mercury until 1962. The Comet was based on a stretched Ford Falcon from 1960 to 1964. Produced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company between 1960 and 1977, the Comet was classified as a compact or intermediate sized car. With a longer wheelbase and a better grade interior trim detail, the Comet was....
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