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.
Jill Wagner has officially given up her crown as the queen of Mercury. With the Ford middle child on its way to the scrap heap, Wagner no longer has any automotive hardware to promote. Given her varied talents, we wouldn't be surprised to see her pick up where she left off with another automaker.
And here you thought you'd never be upset about Mercury's passing.
Thanks for the tip, Gregg!
According to a Bloomberg report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into complaints of unintended acceleration lodged against Ford vehicles. The investigation began in June of 2010 when just three complaints had been received and it only concerned the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, but this was at a time when the phrase "unintended acceleration" made grown men go pale. With 49 additional complaints received since then, the investigation has been reclassified as an engineering analysis - the last phase before a recall - and it has been expanded to include the Lincoln MKZ, making for a total of "around 480,000" units affected between the three sedans from the 2008 to 2010 model years.
The ostensible cause is that floor mats are trapping the accelerator pedal, but according to a Ford statement at the time, the entrapment is due to owners placing the optional all-weather floor mats, or aftermarket floor mats, on top of the car's standard floor mats. NHTSA has backed up that assessment, pinning the blame on "unsecured or double stacked floor mats."
On the face of it, it would appear that NHTSA has upgraded the status not because of Ford's error, but owner error, and Ford has stated publicly that it is "disappointed" in NHTSA's move. On top of NHTSA still being skittish after that other unintended acceleration debacle, it could be seen to be taking its time investigating all of the variables: it's reported that Ford changed its accelerator pedal design in 2010, a "heel blocker" in the floorpan has been considered a potential culprit in how the floor mats could be trapping the pedal, some drivers have said the floor mats weren't anywhere near the pedal, and according to a report in the LA Times, in "a letter sent by Ford to NHTSA in August 2010, the automaker said it found three injuries and one fatality that 'may have resulted from the alleged defect.'"
Ford has announced through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is recalling nearly 3,000 examples of its Five Hundred and Mercury Montego (pictured) sedans from the 2007 model year.
The action, which affects 2,945 vehicles, is due to potentially defective welds between the filler neck and the fuel tank, a condition that could result in a fuel leak or the smell of gasoline reaching the occupants. In the worst-case scenario, a leak could cause a fire. Cars with the affected fuel tank problem could see an illuminated dashboard warning light as a result of the evaporative emissions leak being detected.
Ford will inspect and replace the fuel tank at no cost to owners (those who have already had the procedure done at-cost can apply for reimbursement), and the Dearborn automaker will begin notifying Five Hundred and Montego owners beginning August 15. Check out the official NHTSA press release after the jump for further details.