Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1965 Mercury Comet 2-Door Sedan – It’s Not Just A Falcon With A Different Front End

I got suckered in again, even though I know better. At first glance this ’65 Comet 2-door sedan posted by robadr said to me: Falcon, with a different front end.

No it’s not.

Here’s the Falcon, on its 109.5″ wheelbase.

And here’s the Comet, on its 114″ wheelbase, all of it added at the rear, and that includes a different roof line.

Of course the doors are the same, right down to the crease lines that the Comet had to make do with too. I guess it was a lot more expensive to tool up a new door skin back then than it is now.