Engine:NO ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION
For Sale By:Private Seller
Sub Model: CALIENTE
Exterior Color: PRIMER
Drive Type: REAR WHEEL
Rogersville, Tennessee, United States
I HAVE FOR SALE A 1964 MERCURY COMET CALIENTE PRO STREET. THIS CAR DOES NOT HAVE THE FRONT SEATS, BUT DOES HAVE REAR SEAT. IT DOES NOT HAVE THE HOOD. IT COMES WITH THE SIDE CHROME, THE GRILL, HAS A NEW DASH PAD, NEW FRONT BUMPER, AND ALL WINDOW RUBBERS. DOES NOT HAVE WINDSHIELD. THIS CAR HAS A 9 INCH REAREND 4-LINK. NO COIL OVERS, HAS 4:11 GEARS. REAR END IS TIED TO FRONT. HAS MUSTANG II FRONT END. CAR HAS NEW MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES WITH BIG CRAGAR WHEELS. REAR TIRES ARE 31X18.50-15LT. THE LIP ON REAR WHEEL WELDS NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. TO BUY THIS CAR AND PARTS AND LABOR WOULD BE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $15000.00. DUE TO LOST STORAGE WILL TAKE $4800.00 WITH ALL THE PARTS LISTED. FOR MORE INFORMATION FEEL FREE TO CALL ANYTIME AT 423-272-9788.
When General Motors put down several of its brands in recent years, it also let loose thousands of brand-loyal customers who will eventually need another car.
R.L. Polk Associates estimates there are more than 18 million cars from 16 discontinued makes on the road today. Those "orphan owners" have sales-hungry competitors seeing dollar signs. GM is offering Saturn owners $1,000 cash toward a Chevy Cruze, Cadillac CTS or a GMC Acadia. Ford is giving its Mercury lease customers a chance to get out of their contracts with no early-termination penalty and offering to waive six remaining payments if they drive off in a Ford or Lincoln.
Edmunds.com research shows the efforts are paying off somewhat for GM, with 39 percent of Pontiac owners, 37 percent of Hummer owners and 31 percent of Saturn owners taking delivery of another GM-branded vehicle. But that leaves as much as 69 percent of owners going elsewhere. Ford, Honda and Toyota seem to be attracting many former GM owners.
Owners of Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, listen up. According to a report on Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into these four vehicles totaling an estimated 725,000 units. The investigation appears to center around a malfunctioning throttle body on non-hybrid models of the 2005-2012 Escape and 2011-2012 Fusion. With Mercury dying off after the 2011 model year, this probe will also apply to the 2005 through 2011 Mariner and the 2011 Milan. There has been some discussion around the Escape stalling issue for some time now, but this investigation appears to be larger in scope than before.
Though not a recall yet, NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 123 complaints of stalling or surging vehicles, while Ford itself has logged 1,472 complaints. The investigation report, which is posted below, seems to indicate that a faulty circuit board for the throttle body could cause the vehicle to go into limp mode, which, according to NHTSA, could cause complaints of both stalling and surging.
It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that he feels vindicated from criticisms suggesting he's not a daring enough designer.
When Mays took over as lead of design in 1997, he admits to having quite an ego ("My head would barely fit through the door some days. I've long since gotten over myself") and the workload to match. With the Blue Oval's portfolio full of premium brands like Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo at that point, along with the bread-and-butter Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models, Mays certainly had quite the challenge.
It was in the mid-2000s that Mays took over just the premium brands, and took on the new title of Chief Creative Officer. At the time, Mays endured some criticism for looking backwards to retro styling, rather than setting a new standard for American car design - criticism that Mays says he is free from with the all-new Fusion.