15 comments on “1963 Mercury Comet Custom Convertible

    • I’m actually not sure. I know the rims were custom made due to the lug nut pattern, but the tires were added to the car by the business that did the restoration.

  1. I currently have a 1963 Mercury Comet Convertible. It runs really rough at the moment even after a new carb kit was done. I think new spark Plugs and new points kit would be advisable but wanted to know what kind of issues you may have run into in restoring your Comet. Any tips or tricks you found helpful? Any information would be appreciated as I want to do a as close to original restoration.

    • We haven’t done much work on this engine – it runs well as it is. The only issues we have had are with the transmission and clutch. Those have been repaired several times.

    • I had a 63 Comet Custom Convertible with the 260 V8. First thing I did was points, plugs and all new fluids. Also, worked at a gas station near Cordova, IL that sold Hi-test 107 octane and would mix 1 or 2 gallons in with a full tank. Power steering pump had been removed, so I inadvertently ordered wrong parts when redoing the front end. Used Penzoil 10-40 and STP when oil got a little low between changes (maybe try an oil flush with Marvel Mystery Oil a couple of times). Flush radiator. Keep a very close eye on the brake fluid level. Check fluid in the Top motor behind the back seat. If you have the 260 V8 (I don’t know if it is the same part for the 6 cyl.), buy 3 fuel pumps. Put a new one in and keep 2 spares. They are mechanical and run off one of the lobes of the cam. The rubber diaphragm might be worn out on your current unit and the mechanical pump arm gets tired and sloppy after lots of high speed top down enjoyment! Drive it every day. Look at it later in your memories (like I do) for the rest of your life. Most beautiful Comet of any production year!

      • I agree! This is an excellent car, and a blast to drive on a nice summer day. Thanks for the excellent advice!

  2. Are you selling this car I would love to own it I’ve been looking everywhere for a car like this or do you know anyone who is selling a car like this ?

  3. I’m the proud new owner of this car and can’t wait for the MSRA BTT50S But if anyone is interested it could be yours

    • Congratulations! Hope you have a blast at Back to the 50’s (BTT50S). I’ve enjoyed it every time I’ve attended.

    • This particular car was purchased in St. Louis, Missouri. The car was originally from Louisiana, and it actually survived hurricane Katrina by being parked in a parking garage on one of the upper levels so it avoided all of the flooding. It’s amazing at some of the history of the cars out there!

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