We’re talking with the Owner Scott Cawley. Scott a Fan of the Studebaker and decided to create this custom as his daily driver. The car has the 1950 look, with a updated suspension so it rides and drives like a new car, and engine is a new motor to add extra horse power to increase the fun factor.
This Mercury was purchased new at Holley Lincoln Mercury in Tyler, Texas in May, 1963, by a little old lady and driven well into her 90s. This is a 45,000 mile car that has been cared for its entire life. Seldom if ever will you find a base 1963 Mercury Comet sedan optioned with the 260 V8 engine and air conditioning...
Beginning in the mid-1970s Tom Derych tore around town, and was a regular at New York National Speedway, in a 440 powered 1974 Dart Sport. “The car was fast and a lot of fun, but to me it was never a true muscle car,” he explains. “I really wanted something earlier, from 1969 or ’70.” Derych was always on the lookout for the right car, but as time marched on it became increasingly difficult to find something really nice.
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