1966 Mercury Comets Are Bigger, Sleeker, Crazier

The Comet name went on several different restyled Ford cars during the 1960s and 1970s. For the 1960-1965 model years, the Comet was the Mercurized sibling to the huge-selling Ford Falcon compact. For 1966, it became the Mercury version of the midsize Fairlane, which meant that genuine muscle-car versions could be built. Here’s a magazine ad for those new, bigger ’66 Comets, featuring the handsome Cyclone hardtop and a pair of models wearing excruciatingly dated fashions. While most of these cars came with the ordinary 200-cubic-inch straight-six (rated at 120 horses) and a three-on-the-tree column-shift manual transmission, Cyclone GT buyers could get a 390-cubic-inch V8 and four-on-the-floor.

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