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Cool Cars, Sunnyside/LIC edition.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

That’s a 1962 vintage Ford Mercury “Comet” 2 door sedan you see in the shot above.

I didn’t have time to properly shoot it, as I was on my way to Greenpoint to conduct a walking tour of Newtown Creek. For frequent commenter George the Atheist, who questioned my oft asserted statement last week that “I had business to attend to in Greenpoint” – if I say I have business in Greenpoint, it’s likely related to Newtown Creek or one of my walking tours. At any rate, the shots in today’s post are kind of a “hit and run.”

At any rate, and as mentioned, the cool car you see above is a 1962 Mercury Comet.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

It was pretty “cherry,” this Comet.

The Mercury Comet was originally meant to be part of Ford’s Edsel line, but when they ended that “brand” it was assigned to the Mercury brand instead. It was developed with, and is quite similar to the Ford Falcon – which is coincidentally a “cool car” that I had focused in on over in Astoria not too long ago.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I believe this to be an S22 sports model Comet, by the way, due to its six bullet shaped tail lights and trunk design, but as always – I’m no auto dealer or expert in such matters. If I’m right, there a 101 HP, 6 cylinder engine under the hood, with a manual 4 speed transmission. Ford manufactured a few variants on the Comet, including a station wagon called the “Villager.”

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Written by Mitch Waxman

August 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

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