My 1st car. 1963 1/2 Mercury Comet S-22 Hardtop. Factory 260 v8 Borg Warner 4 speed, bucket seats with console, dash pad, 3:00.1 rear gears, original 260 was replaced with a 1964 D Code Mustang engine in the 90s due to the 260 having a crack in the block. 1st owner was Sam McQuagg of Columbus, Georgia. Was totaled at a dirt track in 1964 or 65. Abandoned at a junkyard and bought and rebuilt by 2nd owners. Parked in 1999 and I bought it October 1, 2011. The 289 now has blown head gaskets or worn rings and won't run smooth, or even idle. Backfired and blew the left Glasspack muffler in half. I'm thinking about a 5.0 Tremec 5 speed swap instead of working with an engine that still ain't built for today's fuels. Most people don't expect a Comet to have a nice fastback roof, a v8 engine, or even a 4 speed transmission. So they'll be blow away to see a Comet with a 90s 5.0 EFI V8 & 5 speed Tremec transmission.