FEATURE: 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente
Having had a history with muscled Corvettes and Camaros, Dave LeVere hadn’t considered owning a Mercury Comet. However, his performance horizons broadened in 2006 while seeking a classic car to keep at his Florida vacation home.
“I was looking for a simple convertible to bomb around the beach and soak up the sun. I spied (a Comet) outside of a surf shop, took a chance and ended up buying it,” LeVere said.
The restoration took over a year, but the final result was a 1964 Pagoda Green example with an automatic transmission — the perfect coastal cruiser. That led to this, his second open-air Comet restoration project.
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Here’s a look at the early stages of the build as Dave started to tear into his Mercury project.
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