For Sale or Trade Finished in Rangoon Red with Corinthian White, this peppy V8 is mated with an automatic transmission By 1965, the Comet really came into its own as a sporty, almost luxurious car. And at the top of the line was the Cyclone, which was loaded with equipment that belied the car's compact roots: Stainless steel wheel covers, bright drip-rail moldings, wheel opening and lower body moldings, lower back panel appliqués, all-foam bucket seats with horizontal-pleat vinyl coverings, luxury armrests, tachometer, padded dash, console, black vinyl instrument panel appliqué, walnut-tone three-spoke sports steering wheel, color-keyed carpet and an engine dress-up kit which included chromed rocker arm covers, oil fill-pipe cap, radiator cap, air cleaner lid, oil dipstick handle. For 1965, the Comet Cyclone was powered by the 289-cu.in. V-8 with 225hp, the same engine that was put into Mustangs. And for more power, there was a special high-performance package, better known as "Hi-Po," available with the Cyclone, and it shared the 271hp V-8 which, when installed in a Mustang, was known as the "K" code car. In the Comet, the engine code is "A." 1965 Cyclones are rare today, and best estimates are that only about 400 authentic models of both the 225hp and 271hp models exist. Only 90 were built with the 271hp engine, according to the Ford library. Most Comet Cyclones were built in Lorain, Ohio, but some were built in Los Angeles. The base engine for the Comet Cyclone was a 289-cu.in. V-8 with 225hp at 4,400 rpm and 305-lbs.ft. of torque at 3,200 rpm, with 9.30:1 compression. The cylinder blocks were built with durable precision-cast alloy iron, five main bearings, hydraulic lifters, a Ford C5MF-9510-A four-barrel carburetor, and the correct code for this engine is "C."
1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone--SOLD (Maine) - $0
|Paint||Rangoon Red with Corinthian White Top|
|Body||2 door coupe|
|Truck/Bed||Original factory trunk liner|
|Tires||Chrome Sport Wheels|
|Door Panels||Red Vinyl|
|Floor||Red Loop Carpet|
|Engine||289-cu.in. V-8 with 225h|
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