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1965 Mercury Comet
The sporty 1965 Mercury Comet

1965 Mercury Comet

The Mercury Comet received all new styling for 1965! The biggest change being vertical headlights that made it look more like a Ford than Mercury. With a much more square shape, the new Comet base 6-cylinder engine was increased from 170 cid to 200 cid. Still using a single-barrel carburetor it produced 120 horsepower at 4400 rpm. The base 8-cylinder engine was increased from 260 to 289 cid and, using a 2-barrel carburetor, it produced 200 horsepower at 4400 rpm. The standard transmission continued as a column-shifted 3-speed manual transmission. However, the optional automatic was changed to a "Merc-O-Matic" 3-speed automatic transmission. Another option was 289 Hi-performance 271 hp and a 4 speed manual transmission.

For those looking for a bit more sport the newest, sportiest edition of the Worlds 100,000-Mile Durability Champion the Comet Cyclone had excitement built right in. Every Cyclone offered bucket seats, console, tachometer, special wheel covers and grill,and a 4-barrel Cyclone Super 289. Also, your choice of custom options like a four-on-the-floor or Multi-Drive Merc-O-Matic, competition elapsed-time clock and vacuum gauge & a black or white vinyl-covered roof.

1965 Mercury Comet Model Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Comet 202 Series
N/A 01 2-dr Sedan - 6P $2,163 2,580 lbs 29,147
N/A 02 4-dr Sedan - 6P $2,108 2,539 lbs 33,824
N/A 32 4-dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,438 2,727 lbs 5,504
Comet 404 Series
N/A 11 4-dr Sedan - 6P $2,248 2,588 lbs 25,136
N/A 12 2-dr Sedan - 6P $2,193 2,551 lbs 12,512
N/A 34 4-dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,523 2,741 lbs 6,918
N/A 36 4-dr Villager Station Wagon - 6P $2,703 2,745 lbs 1,980
Caliente Series
N/A 22 4-dr Sedan - 6P $2,327 2,370 lbs 20,337
N/A 23 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $2,352 2,395 lbs 29,247
N/A 25 2-dr Convertible - 6P $2,607 2,588 lbs 6,035

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Comet 114 in 195.3 in - - - 6.95 x 14
Comet Station Wagon 109.5 in 191.8 in - - - 6.95 x 14

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1965 Mercury

 
Location: left inner fender of Comets and Meteors and on the right cowl tab on other models.
 
First Symbol - Year
5 = 1965
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 45 = Monterey 2 Dr Convertible
02 = Comet 4 Dr Sedan 47 = Monterey 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
11 = Comet 404 4 Dr Sedan 48 = Monterey 4 Dr Hartdop Sedan
12 = Comet 404 2 Dr Sedan 52 = Montclair 4 Dr Breezeway
22 = Caliente 4 Dr Sedan 57 = Montclair 2 Dr Hardtop Fastback
23 = Caliente 2 Dr Hardtop 58 = Montclair 4 Dr Hardtop Fastback
25 = Caliente 2 Dr Convertible 62 = Park Lane 4 Dr Breezeway
27 = Cyclone 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 65 = Park Lane 2 Dr Convertible
34= Comet 404 4 Dr Station Wagon 67 = Park Lane 2 Dr Hardtop Fastback
36= Comet 404 4 Dr Villager Station Wagon 68 = Park Lane 4 Dr Hardtop Fastback
42 = Monterey 4 Dr Breezeway 72 = Mercury 4 Dr Station Wagon (Commuter)
43 = Monterey 2 Dr Sedan 76 = Mercury 4 Dr Station Wagon (Colony Park)
44 = Monterey 4 Dr Sedan  
Fifth Symbol - Engine
4 = 6-170 (export) P = 8-390
6 = 8-260 (export) Q = 8-427
9 = 8-390 (export) R = 8-427
D = 8-289 U = 6-170
F = 8-260 Y = 8-390
H = 8-390 Z = 8-390
K = 8-289  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 500001

 

 

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