For sale here is a 1967 Mercury Comet Model 202 with a 289 V8 engine in it. It has an automatic transmission and a 2 barrel carburetor. It is light green in color and doesn''t have any significant rust issues. It looks good, runs well, and drives nice.
I''ve only owned this car a short period of time myself but the previous owner has recently replaced the windshield, tinted the glass, tuned it up, installed a new radiator and heater core, had the shocks replaced, put on new tires, had the transmission serviced, and did some dash electrical work.
As for work that needs to be done, the choke needs to be serviced. The car doesn''t idle well. The ignition needs to be adjusted because you have to put a little pressure on the shifting lever to the left toward park for the starter to go. There is also a front passenger side exhaust manifold leak. The interior hasn''t been restored and the seats could use reupholstering. The headliner is completely out but the bars are in the trunk. The temperature gauge doesn''t work and neither does the windshield washer pump. I''ve also noticed that the trunk needs to be adjusted because it doesn''t sit quite right when closed.
I took ownership of this car as payment for a debt. I''ve only ran it a few miles myself but it does run and drive well. You just kind of float along! It starts easy but won''t idle for more than a couple of minutes before dying. I think that it may idle worse when warmed up. It shouldn''t be too big of a deal to fix. The idle may be just set too low but I haven''t fooled with it.
I first saw this car when the previous owner drove it to our place from his home roughly 30 miles away on several occasions. So, it is a reliable runner. When you see it coming into your driveway, it really looks sharp and gets your attention. The interior is the main thing that keeps this car from being quite nice.
It doesn''t seem plausible that this car only has 7,052 miles on it but that is what the odometer says it is all I know about it. It''s possible, I guess.
In summary, I''d say that this is a good car that needs a bit more work to become a great car. If you are interested in purchasing it, call my cell phone at 208-301-4178 or send an email to MarlinS145@aol.com.