RealRides of WNY - 1964 Comet

Ironically, this 1964 Mercury Comet Calientewas parked right behind a first-generation Ford Mustang at a Sunday cruise-in at the Big Indian Smoke Shop this past October in Irving. I say ironically, as it was probably theMustang which put the kibosh on high-end sporty compacts like this Caliente, as well as Ford’s Falcon Sprint, Dodge’s Dart GT, and the Chevy Corvair Monza. After all, a

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Mercury Comet

(Day 5 of FeelingBluWeek)For today we’ve saved what just might be the bluest car we’ve featured all week. This 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente was the Big M’s compact drop-top, a post it held through much of the decade. The Comet started life as a cousin to Ford’s Falcon in 1960 (actually, if you go back even farther, the Comet was supposed to be an Edsel, but we all know how t