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October 15, 2008

the 1960 Comet

Pardon me, as I am starting from the rear of this car instead
of from the front. It's just so arresting, this back view.

This car, the Comet, was originally designed by Ford for the
Edsel brand. (I love wikipedia.) A bit of an orphan, it was
based on a stretched Falcon platform and later badged as a Mercury.

Why don't normal cars ship with gunsights on the fenders?
Or proper hood ornaments?

The front grille looks odd, and when you go and look up the
prototype you see a famous Edsel split grille.

More pictures. Her 1962 Mercury Comet sister is next.

candice at October 15, 2008 12:10 AM


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