Heading to the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida is this rare gem; an original and unrestored 1967 R-Code Comet Sedan. Only 1 of 22 of the Comet two-door sedans were built with just 6 known to exist today, and this particular black Comet has accumulated just a mere 2,000 miles on the clock during the entirety of its 46 years.
Promoted as “The Man’s Car,” under the hood sits an R-Code big block 427/425 horsepower engine fitted with a high-rise aluminum intake and dual Holley 4-barrel carbs, all connected to a four-speed manual transmission. Stopping power comes from power front disc brakes hiding behind painted wheels with hubcaps wrapped with Firestone tubeless Wide Oval Super Sport tires.
According to Ford expert and restorer Bob Perkins, the Comet was sold brand new to playboy sportsman Zack Reynolds, heir to Reynolds Tobacco fortune and dedicated Ford guy. Sporting all of the original parts on the car, it came as is from the Lorain, Ohio plant including the Black Super Diamond Lustre Enamel paint.
Also available with the car is the jack and spare tire along with the owner’s manual and sales brochures. It is also the only R-Code Comet built with an AM/FM stereo. With no external antenna, Reynolds installed one under the hood to keep it out of sight and maintain a clean appearance.
If interested to see what this baby goes for, this R-Code Comet (Lot F279) will cross the auction block in Kissimmee on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7:45pm. More photos and info here!