Gotta love it when a private seller offers up an advertisement for a vehicle for sale on ClassicCars.com with delightful personality. Case in point, the Pick of the Day, a 1963 Mercury Comet Custom convertible.
The car and presumably the seller are located in Henderson, Nevada, and the seller suggests you meet “Hayjo!”
“Hay” for short has a 289cid V8 engine linked to a 3-speed automatic transmission, with a 2-barrel carburetor underneath a scooped hood.
“She’s got a great butt with tail fins,” the advertisement continues.
But — honesty in advertising — not all is great. “Electronic windows and a digital dash that is not working correctly so you get to guess your speed!”
The air conditioning isn’t working, but Hay does have disc brakes in front and dual exhaust in back.
The silver paint is of Mercedes-Benz specification, and there are imperfections, “but don’t judge too harshly cuz I bet you have a few yourself,” the seller adds.
Nonetheless, “She’s a head turner and will increase your sex appeal! She comes with an upgraded radio and a Viper security system with a backup battery and siren that is equipped with GPS tracking.”
The seller notes custom two-color black and gray vinyl seats with matching door panels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The seller says the car used to live in California but has relocated to the Las Vegas valley, “so no harsh winters for this girl!”
Mercury introduced its compact Comet model for 1960, sharing components with the Ford Falcon. The upscale Comet Custom came in 1962. The Custom came in convertible form for 1963, when the Comet Special S-22 also debuted, and identified by its triple-taillamp display.
“We are asking $20,000 OBO. Remember, she’s our baby girl so don’t low ball us or HayJo will be sad and will realize you don’t know her worth! (She had an insurance appraisal of condition and value in May 2019 and the average adjusted value totaled $23,243.)”