Found a 68 for sale

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Found a 68 for sale

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Cruising the net and drinking coffee this morning and I came across this 1968 Comet. I would bet that the 68 & 69 Comets are the ones I see the least. Does anyone know the production numbers for those years?

http://killeen.craigslist.org/cto/5294263325.html

found another one and this appears to be really nice

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/5325550356.html

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No you don't see those too much, judging from the price of the second one the white one couldn't be worth much. I could be a cool car done right.

They look a lot like Torinos not sure if they are built on that platform, I know that Falcons from around that era were, in fact I believe my dad had a pea green 70 Falcon with a green interior for a short while when I was a kid, not sure why he traded it off except he was always trading cars, a few I wish he had kept, that being one of them.

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THere is a guy near me that has 4 68 Comets. 3 Cyclones and 1 Comet. All really nice cars and all big block cars. One is a rare 68 Cyclone formal roof (Mercury made lots of formal roof Comets, very few formal roof Cyclones.). Two 68 Cyclone fastbacks and one 68 Comet convertible.

I have pictures of a couple of them.
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I bought a Merc for the engine that looked just like that. I thought it was a Montego. I took the rocker molding off, shortened it a bit and used it on my 62 Comet.
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Lip Ripper wrote:I bought a Merc for the engine that looked just like that. I thought it was a Montego. I took the rocker molding off, shortened it a bit and used it on my 62 Comet.
I believe in 68 the Comet was the base model, Cyclone the sport model and Montego the luxury model.
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After seeing those car's above I just became a 68 fan.
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
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Boss, your neighbor has some sweet looking rides.

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loman wrote:Boss, your neighbor has some sweet looking rides.
Funny thing is he only likes 68's. I asked him, whats the difference from a 69? He just said the 68's are better. :?
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I might have to disagree but only because I have a 69. yes the production numbers are low on a comet. most were cyclones or montegos

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i love those 68-69s.what i like about them is they are bigger and i feel safer driving a bigger car vs. small car.i would LOVE to have a 68-69 with a 500 inch fe to help with the extra size and weight
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Canada had the black one above called a Mercury Montego.
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I bought a US Montego too; just to part out. Must've been an upper trim package.
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
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Anybody know where a 68 or 69 project is currently??

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I have a 68 Cyclone formal roof project car for anyone interested. Missing engine and transmission.g

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