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1963 Mercury Comet
The sporty 1963 Mercury Comet

1963 Mercury Comet

The biggest changes for the 1963 Mercury Comet included the new chrome that ran from the top of the front fender all the way down to the back of the rear fender and then down and back around to the front again. The taillight protruded from the rear deck panel and the grill featured four vertical headlights. This was the last year for the sporty Custom and S-22 series options. The Custom series included horizontal bars on the front and rear fenders, side window trim, deluxe upholstery, a white steering wheel with a bright horn ring, rear seat armrest, a cigarette lighter and a front door dome light switch. The S-22 pretty much had the same as the Custom with the exception of six taillights that made it easy to identify (Instead of four taillights).

1963 Mercury Comet Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Comet Series
N/A 01 2-dr Sedan - 6P $2,139 2,499 lbs 24,230
N/A 02 4-dr Sedan - 6P $2,440 2,644 lbs 623
N/A 21 2-dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,084 2,462 lbs 24,351
N/A 22 4-dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,463 2,681 lbs 4,419
Comet Custom Series
N/A 11 2-dr Sedan - 6P $2,171 2,471 lbs 11,897
N/A 12 4-dr Sedan - 6P $2,226 2,508 lbs 27,498
N/A 13 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $2,300 2,572 lbs 9,432
N/A 15 2-dr Convertible - 6P $2,557 2,784 lbs 7,354
N/A 23 2-dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,527 2,659 lbs 272
N/A 24 4-dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,570 2,696 lbs 5,151
N/A 26 4-dr Villager Station Wagon - 6P $2,754 2,784 lbs 1,529
Comet S-22 Series
N/A 17 2-dr Hardtop Coupe- 5P $2,400 2,572 lbs 5,807
N/A 18 2-dr Convertible - 5P $2,710 2,825 lbs 5,757
N/A 19 2-dr Sedan - 5P $2,368 2,512 lbs 6,303

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Comet 114 in 194.8 in - - - 6.00 x 13
Comet Station Wagon 109.5 in 191.8 in - - - 6.50 x 13 (convertible)

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1963 Mercury

 
Location: left inner fender of Comets and Meteors and on the right cowl tab on other models.
 
First Symbol - Year
3 = 1963
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
E = Mahwah, NJ. S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn, MI. T = Metuchen, NJ.
H = Lorain, OH. W = Wayne, MI.
J = Los Angeles, CA. Y = Wixom, MI.
K = Kansas City, KS. Z = St. Louis, MO.
R = San Jose, CA.  
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Comet 2 Dr Sedan 43 = Meteor Custom 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
02 = Comet 4 Dr Sedan 47 = Meteor S-33 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
11 = Comet Custom 2 Dr Sedan 48 = Meteor Custom 4 Dr Station Wagon
12 = Comet Custom 4 Dr Sedan 49 = Meteor Custom 4 Dr Country Cruiser Station Wagon
13 = Comet Custom 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 51 = Monterey 2 Dr Sedan
15 = Comet Custom 2 Dr Convertible 52 = Monterey 4 Dr Sedan
17 = Comet Special S-22 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 53 = Monterey 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
18 = Comet Special S-22 2 Dr Convertible 54 = Monterey 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
19 = Comet Special S-22 2 Dr Sedan 60 = Monterey S-55 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
21 = Comet 2 Dr Station Wagon 62 = Monterey Custom 4 Dr Sedan
22 = Comet 4 Dr Station Wagon 63 = Monterey Custom 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
23 = Comet Custom 2 Dr Station Wagon 64 = Monterey Custom 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
24 = Comet Custom 4 Dr Station Wagon 65 = Monterey Custom 2 Dr Convertible
26 = Comet Custom 4 Dr Villager Station Wagon 66 = Monterey Custom 2 Dr Marauder Fastback Coupe
31 = Meteor 2 Dr Sedan 67 = Monterey S-55 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
32 = Meteor 4 Dr Sedan 68 = Monterey S-55 2 Dr Marauder Fastback Coupe
38 = Meteor 4 Dr Station Wagon 69 = Monterey S-55 2 Dr Convertible
41 = Meteor Custom 2 Dr Sedan 76 = Monterey Custom 4 Dr Colony Park Station Wagon
42 = Meteor Custom 4 Dr Sedan  
Fifth Symbol - Engine
2 = 6-144 L = 8-221
3 = 8-221 (export) P = 8-390
4 = 6-170 (export) Q = 8-427
8 = 8-260 (export) R = 8-427
9 = 8-390 (export) T = 6-200
B = 8-406 U = 6-170
F = 8-260 Y = 8-390
G = 8-406 Z = 8-390
K = 8-289  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 500001

 

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