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1967 Mercury Comet 202 ‘R Code’ 427

1967 Mercury Comet 202 ‘R Code’ 427

1967 Mercury Comet 202 ‘R Code’ 427

The 1967 Comet 202 “R” Code was one of the true ultra rare factory lightweight race/street cars made in the 60’s. It was a bare bones 2 door post sedan that was 9″ shorter but much stronger than the heavier hardtops. It came with the monster FE 427cid side-oiler, dual 4-barrel, medium riser, 425hp engine. It also was equipped with the 4-speed Top Loader gear box and the famed 9″ rear 3.89 Trac-Lok, all from the factory. This rare race car has factory special exhaust manifolds and hood clearance bracing.

1967 Press Release

Dearborn, Michigan – Production of lightweight 427 CID Ford Airlines and Mercury Intermediates with trunk-mounted batteries was confirmed today by Jacque H. Passino, Ford Motor Company Special Vehicles Manager.

Mr. Passino said more than 50 orders for these light-weight intermediate models, intended primarily for drag racing, have been processed since early spring. The cars may be ordered through any Ford or Mercury dealer. A weight reduction of 120-150 pounds is achieved through deletion of the “sealer and sound deadener: package normally included in assembly of the vehicles.

Intermediates in the Ford Fairlane and Mercury Comet, Caliente and Cyclone lines have been available with a 4-V or 8-V 427 CID engines since public introduction of the 1967 models. The lightweight models were put into production in response to the demand of customers interested in drag racing.

A kit to convert previously delivered 427 CID intermediates to the trunk-mounted battery configuration is now available through dealers.

In Detail

tags muscle
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type Series Production Car
built at Lorain, Ohio, USA
production 49
price $ $ 3,200
engine Ford Side-Oiler V8
fuel feed Twin 4-Barrel Carburetors
displacement 6997 cc / 427 in³
power 316.9 kw / 425 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 60.74 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 275.26 bhp per tonne
torque 650.8 nm / 480 ft lbs @ 3700 rpm
curb weight 1544 kg / 3400 lbs
wheelbase 2946.4 mm / 116 in
transmission 4-speed Top Loader
0 – 60 mph ~6.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.3 seconds