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Old 06-16-2004, 08:38 AM
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VIN location on a '65 Mercury Comet?

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Who would know where to find the VIN tag on a '65? I dont think they were up on the dash yet. I'm thinking firewall or door jamb. My brother has a line on a sweet '65 Comet and wants to verify the title to the tag.

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Old 06-16-2004, 08:42 AM
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Should be an inside fender tag if it's not at the dash yet. You can call the DMV and they'll get you in touch with an appraiser. I think he'll charge you little to investigate it, but if it doesn't have a tag, it might have had a salvaged title once.




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Old 06-16-2004, 08:52 AM
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I know its not a salvage car, it's been in our neighborhood long as i can remember. Just want to make sure the numbers match before plunking down the cash. He settled on a price of $400 for a factory 289 with air. Did some price searching on classic car trader online, lowest was $1800, highest was $17,000, average was $8500. Seem too good to be true, but i wasn't there when the deal was struck (maybe my brother has something on the guy lol?)


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Old 06-16-2004, 09:03 AM
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If you say it's been there forever, maybe they just don't know how to advertise and are getting desparate to get rid of it.

Does #'s matching really sway your decision? What would you do with it if you got it? I'd say for $400 it's a good deal as long as it's a rolling chasis with motor and trans. Doesn't have to run . . . . yet. That's just me. Sounds like a good deal to me.

If you want it, the DMV can figure out the VIN for you and get you a new title.



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Old 06-16-2004, 01:13 PM
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It should be on the lower driverside corner of the windshield. just like the newer cars do now....Car companies did it back in the early 60's.
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Old 06-16-2004, 01:55 PM
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Thanks guys,
Wasn't sure when they move up to the windshield.
He's going over there tonight.


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Old 06-16-2004, 03:08 PM
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vin tag location on GM anyway

Both my 64 and 65 Chevelle's have the vin tag on the driverside door post, not on the windshield.


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Old 06-16-2004, 04:55 PM
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I had two of the 65 Comets and a Falcon Futura. I can't remember where the tag was (Geezeritis) but I am sure it was not on the Dash/windshield area!
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A lot of 1960s era fords had them on the firewall by the heater.
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I think '69 was the first year for the VIN under the windshield.
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I have a ton of old motor manuals all the way back to 1940s.
looked up the 1965 comet and heres what it says(its on the rear face of the left front door.

and it says that for the comet ,falcon.mustang,cougar etc
from 1964 to 1971.
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Older ford products have the VIN tag on the drivers door near the latch,I had a 64 falcon and if I can remember correctly the VIN number is stamped on the drivers side inner fender close to the core support and possibly on the firewall also along with a tag on the door. My 65 country squire has a tag on the door and I think the VIN number stamped on the firewall too. Jeff
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Post some pics of that thing. My first car was a 4 door 65' Comet. LOVED that car. I want another one.
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Well, It's in his back yard!!! I think i'm more excited than him. He got the complete car, a extra 302 motor, 298 Torker intake, 289 HIPO heads (no valves in them), speadbore carb, 8 302 pistons, all for $500. This thing is too clean to be a Michigan car. I'll put up some pictures when i can.


So excited.........


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