Decide of the Day: 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT

The Mercury Cyclone had a robust presence in NASCAR, however that by no means translated into gross sales from the showroom. They don’t typically present up at exhibits although, if you would like one, they’re not tough to seek out. Till now, discovering a 1970 Cyclone GT like our Decide of the Day can be tougher. This distinctive automobile is listed on the market on by a supplier in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

When the Cyclone sequence was designed for 1970, the fashions had been shuffled up a bit. The bottom Cyclone was brother to Ford’s Torino Cobra, in order that they considerably competed with the Plymouth Highway Runner. Whereas not as low-cost, they each provided few frills apart from a extra substantial 360-horsepower 429. For individuals who needed one thing fancier, they may transfer as much as the Cyclone GT, which provided a extra luxurious inside and commonplace hidden headlights. Whereas the usual engine was not attention-grabbing — a 351 two-barrel — consumers may go for a 351 four-barrel, the aforementioned 429, and the 429 Cobra Jet. However in the event you needed one thing loaded for bear and had been into the stripes and spoilers pattern, then the Cyclone Spoiler can be your selection as a result of the 429 CJ with ram air was commonplace.

Whereas the Cyclone Spoiler is uncommon, with 1,631 constructed, the identical gear within the Cyclone GT is far rarer as solely 394 had been constructed with the 429 CJ. It even will get extra attention-grabbing while you be taught that solely 73 Cyclone GTs had been constructed with the Drag Pak, which added solid aluminum pistons, stable lifter cam, four-bolt fundamental bearing caps, oil cooler and Traction-Lok with 3.91 gears. When the Drag Pak was ordered, the CJ grew to become a Tremendous Cobra Jet.

This restored Competitors Yellow 1970 Cyclone GT options all of the bells and whistles you’d count on with a top-tier muscle automobile: nice colour, four-speed handbook transmission, gauges (the Instrumentation Group included these nifty canted gauges) and heavy-duty gear together with digger gears. This automobile initially wasn’t outfitted with ram air, nevertheless it has been added to this automobile now. Mileage is claimed to be an genuine 15,392 miles. Moreover, the 429 Tremendous Cobra Jet has been bored and stroked to 533ci and has been dyno-tested at 527 horsepower and 599 ft-lbs of torque.

The promoting supplier says that “the undercarriage can be extremely detailed all through with many right elements. The flooring had been re-painted within the right purple oxide colour. This underside is so clear it must be displayed with mirrors at automobile exhibits,” as the image beneath helps. “The gas system, steering system, suspension parts and braking system was restored or changed.”

The sale of this 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT will embody the unique bill together with the Elite Marti Report, which provides different manufacturing statistics than what already has been talked about. Contemplating 4,475 LS6 SS 454 Chevelles and El Caminos had been in-built 1970, this Cyclone is sort of distinctive. In case you are among the many extra discerning collectors on the market, you need to method the promoting supplier as a result of “Finest Provide” is the worth that’s listed.

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