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Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example

Sale price: $22,919.00 make an offer

Car location: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: mercury
Model: Comet
Year: 1966
Type: convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 39,110
Transmission: automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example for sale

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Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example Photo
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example
  • Indy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example

Contact SellerSee our other listingsPrint this listingIndy Pace Car 1 0f 33 390ci V8 Frame-Off Restored Terrific Driving Example Year Make Model VIN 1966 Mercury Comet 6H28S597789 Stock Number Mileage Transmission Engine M5003 39110 Automatic 8 Cylinder Exterior Color Interior Color Title   Red White Clear   PhotosContact Us Grant's Classic Cars
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Of the 2. 58 Cyclone GT convertibles Mercury built only 100 were made to commemorate the Indianapolis 500. This is one of just 33 cars commissioned to be an official Indianapolis Motor Speedway “Parade Cars” for selected dignitaries to use in May of 1966. This Cyclone GT has received a frame-off restoration and has approximately 39. 10 miles on the odometer. We are not sure if the mileage is actual. This documented “on-track” car has the factory drilling and stanchions for the decorative flags that were used. This Cyclone GT has a new set of pace car decals that come with the car in the trunk. The flag-frame car has the proper number sequence to back this. as the car was built on April 5 1966. The engine is the original 390ci 335hp V8 with 10. 5:1compression ratio. 427 ft-lbs torque. high-lift cam. special valve-springs and distributor. low-restriction air cleaner. power fan and dual exhaust. The transmission is the sturdy Merc-O-Matic C-6 automatic (all pace cars at Indy had automatics in 1966) that can be shifted manually. and the differential has 3. 25:1 gearing. Additionally. the engine has a dress-up kit. A handling package and power front-wheel disc brakes are also on-board. The interior features parchment-toned interior (as are all ’66 Indy pace cars) and a center console between bucket seats. The dash includes the Rally Pac instrument cluster with dash-mounted tachometer. The drivers’ side mirror is remote. as is the trunk release. The convertible top is power and it has power steering. The steering wheel is wood-grained with Cyclone GT badging. The standard exterior components on this Cyclone include a twin-scoop fiberglass hood. GT badging and stripes. Redline Firestone Wide Oval tires. chrome styled steel wheels. It received a complete frame-off restoration and was just recently color sanded. The car was never damaged or wrecked prior to and after it was restored. During the restoration the frame was placed on a rotisserie. sand blasted. painted black and undercoated. All of the body panels were stripped. media blasted. straightened. painted with red epoxy primer and then gray epoxy sealed. The body was finished with 3-coats of Candy Apple Red acrylic enamel with a hardener. The engine was completely rebuilt. bored. checked for cracks and had new cam bearings and frost plugs. The C6 automatic transmission was totally rebuilt and a new torque convertor was added. The entire suspension was either rebuilt or replaced. All of the chrome was re-plated as well as the pot metal pieces. The original jack is in the trunk and the fiberglass hood is original. The original tachometer was beyond repair so a mint condition one was obtained from another Comet Cyclone. We recently (September 2013) replaced the windshield as it has some scratches that would not buff out. It has had a recent Pennsylvania inspection and is ready to go. It runs and drives like new. This truly is a remarkable car and based on all the evidence very original and correct.

We require a $500 deposit within 24 hours of auction end. Full payment is due within 7 days. Shipping is solely the responsibility of the buyer. but we will be happy to help make arrangements with a shipper. Grant's Classic Cars is a wholly owned subsidiary of Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction 41 Airstrip Drive Mill Hall. Pennsylvania 17751. For more information please contact Stewart Howden at (800) 248-8026 or after hours at (417) 263-3300 or via e-mail showden@cpaautoauction. com. Please note that all vehicles are sold As Is/Where Is. Thanks for looking!

Warranty Information This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Terms and Conditions

Deposit: Deposit of $500 must be paid within 24 hours of auction close. Payment: Items will not be available for pickup or shipping until full payment is received and cleared by our local bank. Buyer has 7 days to pay. Warranty: Equipment is covered by manufacturers warranty only. if applicable. Most of the cars we sell are As/Is and have no warranty whatsoever. Please inspect vehicles prior to committing to purchase on eBay Motors.  We reserve the right to remove this listing due to on-site sales.



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