‘Barn-found’ 1962 Mercury Comet still has very low mileage


The Pick of the Day is a 1962 Mercury Comet two-door sedan, an S-22 special series car that the seller found in storage in Salt Lake City eight years ago.

“My daughter was just turning 16,” the private seller says in the car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “It only had 32,000 miles on it. It was a perfect car for high school.

“Now she is married and it’s time for someone else to enjoy it as much as we have.”

S-22 Comets were a special series with six tail lamps, a medallion on the C-pillar, red wheel rims and bucket seats with a center storage console. The cars also got backup lights, whitewall tires and carpeting.

Engines were inline 6-cylinder units of either 144.3cid or 170cid. 

The car still has been driven only 38,768 miles, according to the advertisement. It “runs great” and gets thumbs up frequently. 

The car has been repainted “with just a little rust spots,” has a new interior and comes with an extra rebuilt engine, transmission and “many other parts from a donor car.” It is equipped with an automatic transmission and also comes with two sets of chrome wheels and their tires.

The new interior includes a 650-watt Sony audio system.

The car is located in Provo, Utah, and is offered for $15,000.

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To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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