Love the Comet!
This is my dad's real deal 1964 A/FX altered wheelbase Comet at Tulsa International Raceway. He ran it in the late 1970s.
My great uncle had a '63 Comet with the same powertrain. That was my first classic car ride. Produced more noise and seemed to slow down quite a bit after upshifting lol. That one looks great.
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Wow, I love that A/FX style. What ended up happening to that car?
Shame, but it makes sense. Once a vehicles been chopped to that degree for racing, it's not like they can just be returned to street use.Not sure why dad sold it, but he sold it and it ended up in the hands of a collector. Dad believes that the collector took the VIN plates off and crushed what was left. Then put the VIN plates on a nicer shell. Basically rebodying it.
Shame, but it makes sense. Once a vehicles been chopped to that degree for racing, it's not like they can just be returned to street use.
But that's the rub, it was built as a drag car and only sold to approved drag racing teams. Restoring it was the only right thing to do, even leaving it altered wheelbase.