The Pick of the Day is a 1977 Mercury Comet with two-tone factory paint and a V8 engine, which has been owned by the same family since it was brand new, according to the advertisement on ClassicCars.com.
“This car was purchased ‘brand new’ off the showroom floor by my grandparents,” the private seller notes in the ad.
The grandparents stopped using the Comet when they were no longer comfortable driving due to age, the seller adds.
“At about the same time, my Mom had her car stolen in Texas,” the seller notes. “So at that point they gave this car to her,” but with a stipulation that if she didn’t need or want the car, it would pass to her son.
“Two years ago, my mom called me to come get the car because she purchased a new vehicle,” the seller says.
However, the seller is “a single guy and (has) way too many vehicles and toys,” so the Comet is up for sale.
“I saved the best for last,” the seller adds. “This car has only 96,342.9 original miles.”
The ’70s-era Mercury Comet shared its components with the Ford Maverick. This one has a 302cid V8 engine, four-speed automatic gearbox and 2:79 ratio in an 8-inch rear.
Front bushings were replaced with urethane units a year ago, and gas shocks also were installed to improve ride quality, the seller says.
The car has factory air conditioning, the Baby Blue and Metallic Blue two-tone factory paint and its original vinyl top. Other factory options include power steering and brakes, a remote-controlled exterior mirror on the driver’s side, sport wheels with beauty rims, and optional vinyl and cloth seats with a split front bench.
The audio system has been upgraded with AM/FM/CD, 9-inch speakers in the rear deck and 4-inch speakers in the kick panels. The seller says that since the car was photographed, the headliner and seats have been redone in factory colors and specifications.
The car is located in Bullhead City, Arizona, and is for sale for $14,500.
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