Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #95: 1964 Mercury A/FX 427 Comet

  • Published on Apr 23, 2015
  • #musclecar #musclecaroftheweek - Back in 1964, Super Stock drag racing racing was one of the hottest things going, and people loved the competition and energy of stock-appearing cars going much faster than normal. The next evolution was Factory Experimental, a class that allowed manufacturers to get a little crazier with performance parts and special pieces in cars that still appeared similar to what was for sale in local showrooms. This 1964 Mercury Comet is an A/FX car, one of 21 built, and it still retains all the "experimental" speed parts that it wore back in '64, like the 425 HP high-riser 427 and all the fiberglass body panels.
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Comments • 34

  • Kathleen Bergeron
    Kathleen Bergeron 23 days ago

    I remember seeing a Comet at the dragstrips back in the day, and they came with leaf springs. Watching that thing hop up and down, going down the strip had everyone falling over laughing.

  • Mark Fonseca
    Mark Fonseca 24 days ago

    Incredible one off beutiful shape unbelievable.

  • Custis Long
    Custis Long 26 days ago

    “Dyno” Don Nickelson had the one station wagon..

  • Larry Kin
    Larry Kin Month ago

    listen to it.its just plain mean

  • Darrell Doss
    Darrell Doss Month ago

    Bad ass.

  • chris walker
    chris walker Month ago

    Such a cool ol classic muscle car.

  • Larry Kin
    Larry Kin 2 months ago

    What an animal factory racecar

  • ron Hoffman
    ron Hoffman 6 months ago +1

    my birthday is in 2 weeks !!!!!!!

  • wayne schmidt
    wayne schmidt 7 months ago

    That is bad ass

  • John Osborn
    John Osborn 7 months ago +3

    Ford / Mercury made two 427s in 1964, one version with 11.6:1 compression and 1 carburetor, rated at 410 HP at 5600 RPM, actual output was 502 HP. The engine in the Comet you're looking at used 12:1 compression, with dual quads and was quoted by Ford as 425 HP at 6000 RPM, with an actual output of 563 HP. For those that want to argue this point, the NHRA factored the 1970 Chevy LT-1 350 V8 with 11:1 compression at 425, and it was rated by Chevy at 370 HP. That's 77 less cubic inches and one point less compression than this Comet. This car is cool but, a 1961 Starliner was the coolest !

  • Dirty Harry
    Dirty Harry 8 months ago +3

    Man the cars have changed for the worst.
    I wouldnt want a Hellcat over a old school car

    • Jay Lestingi
      Jay Lestingi 7 months ago

      James Steele If you have ever driven one your tune may change. These old carbureted super-stock era cars like Max Wedges, 421 Catalinas, Z16 427 Impalas are great for the strip and having fun with but are terrible to live with! A modern Hellcat, Redeye, Z06 or ZL1 Camaro are OBSCENE cars that have enormous upgrade potential. Crazy fun.

  • Richard Hoepfner
    Richard Hoepfner 2 years ago +3

    Alpine White with a Carmine Red interior. I'm still kicking myself for selling my '64 Cyclone in 1991.

  • Barry Snider
    Barry Snider 2 years ago +1

    This Comet belongs on a racetrack so people could see what a real A/FX car from back in the day goes like .....did I mention like a few others has how Badass this car is!

  • michael cerza
    michael cerza 3 years ago

    What a cool looking and performing brute of a muscle car. It is too bad Mercury is gone, but this Comet came from their glory days.

  • bill thompson
    bill thompson 3 years ago

    do you have a 55 nomad available for the show it's the only car I ever wanted that I never got everything else I had

  • Strategic Bushcraft
    Strategic Bushcraft 3 years ago

    Awesome car, One of my favorites!

  • andy a
    andy a 3 years ago +1

    I'd sell my soul to the devil for this car ,......

  • Stuart Fitzsimons
    Stuart Fitzsimons 3 years ago

    They were closer to 500 hp. You had to have racer connections to get one of these cars.

  • Troy B
    Troy B 4 years ago +1

    Looks so cool and aggresive. Just badass.

  • Dane Drake
    Dane Drake 4 years ago +1

    awesome car would like a video on 72-79 ford falcons? I know its not American but its still muscle

  • Jeff Guilford
    Jeff Guilford 4 years ago +1

    Nice video, but one correction. The 1964 Comet (actually, all '60-'65 Mercury Comets) used the Ford Falcon chassis, not the Fairlane chassis. The '62 & '63 Mercury Meteors shared the Fairlane chassis, as did the '66 and later Comets.
    And in response to Fairlane359, all dual-quad 427's in Ford production cars were advertised as having 425 HP, including 1964 through 1968 model years with side-oiler blocks. Race-prepped versions put out more than that, of course, but the performance of factory-stock engines in mid-60's road tests showed 0-60 results ranging from 6.7 to 7.0 seconds. That doesn't even reflect an honest 425 HP.

    • 64fairlane359
      64fairlane359 4 years ago

      @Jeff Guilford honest hps? on redlines? think man

  • james madison
    james madison 4 years ago +1

    This guy is THE BEST on doing shows on muscle cars..

  • Branon Fontaine
    Branon Fontaine 4 years ago +6

    Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!! Comet's are just badass....

  • Mangiacake
    Mangiacake 4 years ago

    Hard on!!!

  • Will The Thrill
    Will The Thrill 4 years ago +5

    These were the Hemi Mopar killers!

    • Robert LaPointe
      Robert LaPointe 2 months ago

      No the MOPARS actually were the ones that ruled and won most of the Championship titles,Ronnie Sox had raced these for 3 1/2 years and then went to drive the Hemi Mopar in mid 1967 thats a fact The Hurst Hemi Dart driven by Dick Landy and a couple of others was able to put it away

    • dave rodkey
      dave rodkey 7 months ago +3

      Only in the buyers dreams...

  • Russell Adams
    Russell Adams 4 years ago +3

    Awesome car. I prefer the lines of the 'Thunderbolt' myself but this is still a beautiful BEAST.

  • Stabit
    Stabit 4 years ago

    Great show, wicked history.

  • Barclay Benjamin
    Barclay Benjamin 4 years ago +1

    Lots of fabulous information on a great video. Thanks for making all of us car guys happy!

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  • seker7
    seker7 4 years ago +3

    'plain white'? nothing about this car looks 'plain' to me ... more like fringgin' gorgeous!