The Mercury Comet, sedans made from 1960 through 1965 are on a stretched (by 5″) Ford Falcon platform. Stacked headlights are a new addition in ’65, as is the peppy 200 CID 6 cylinder engine, now putting out 120 HP (89 kW) @4400 RPM using a one barrel carburetor. The V8 option for ’65 is the 289 CID and with the two barrel delivers 200 HP (150 kW) @4400 RPM. The basic transmission is a column mounted 3 speed manual or the optional 3-speed Merc-O-Matic.
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