The base car had a 360-hp, 429-cid V-8and a four-speed transmission. Yes it was a 1970 Mercury Cyclone, 351 Cleveland, center console, instrument package in dash board, air conditioner and front spoiler. The Cyclone had reverted from a stand-alone model line to an option package for 1972 for the Montego; only 30 1972 Cyclones would be produced, making it among the rarest Mercury vehicles. . Of course, a speedo that reads to 140 is always nice as well.
I have always had a preference for driving smaller, more nimble cars. I wish I had lived in Nevada in those days! A Dan Gurney special edition had a dark blue roof, striping, and a signature decal on the white lowers, while the Cale Yarborough edition was red and white like his Woods Brothers car, with a signature. Twenty of these Cyclones were equipped with the 429 cu in 7,030 cc engine. The standard engine was the 289 V8 with 289 cu in 4,736 cc and 200 hp 149 kW. The Montego also features theater seating, where second row seats are higher: in the front row, the distance between the H-point and the heel point, where the occupant's foot touches the floor, is 12. The Auto Channel, February 7, 2004.
So please take a look at our Cyclone parts selection. For 1968, the Mercury Montego made its debut across North America, becoming the Mercury counterpart of the intermediate-size model line for two generations. Take care of the family first, toys can always come back later. Though largely overshadowed by the Cougar, the Cyclone was positioned as a muscle car, representing the Mercury brand in racing. Then out of the blue I saw an add in a message board from a men in Valley, Alabama.
In addition, there is no proof that a 429 Boss motor was ever put in a Mercury Cyclone Spoiler by the factory, even though some early 1970 factory literature showed it as an option. Rare, beautiful, and impressive, this Mercury Cyclone Spoiler tribute packs an upscale punch that will make Ford fans smile everywhere it goes. Classics on Autotrader is your one-stop shop for the best classic cars, muscle cars, project cars, exotics, hot rods, classic trucks, and old cars for sale. Four generations of the Cyclone were produced, with production ending after the 1971 model year. Heads were rebuilt and modified by West Coast Cylinder Heads in Los Angeles. Chronology Predecessor Successor For 1972, the second-generation Montego was introduced alongside the Ford Torino and all-new Ford Gran Torino. Best of all, you have complete control over this V8 and its thunderous soundtrack with the four-speed manual transmission.
The 351 cu in 5,752 cc was available with either a 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic, while the 429 cu in 7,030 cc was only sold with an automatic transmission. Gone was the Super Cobra Jet and Drag Pak options, and the base engine for the Base and Spoiler became the M code 351 Cleveland with 4-barrel carburetor. Well, those of you with kids know what happened to that dream. The old hood is also still there. Use Classics on Autotrader's intuitive search tools to find the best classic car, muscle car, project car, classic truck, or hot rod. For all Hagerty Insurance clients: The values shown do not imply coverage in this amount.
It had all the latest C6 tricks at the time — extra clutches, etc. He is also following the market, and has decided to strike while the iron is hot. The basic package offered comfort weave bucket seats, full-length console, twin racing mirrors, integrated hood scoop that could be made functional for optional ram air induction, hide-away headlights, three pod tail lights and unique lower-body line trim. The driver gets a Ford's dual-spoke steering wheel that gives an unobstructed view of the extra wide speedometer. I also have a lot of rare memorabilia which I received from the original owner; including the original window sticker. Literature also stated there was an additional hood scoop over the master cylinder. To appeal to buyers of both sedans and sport-utility vehicles, Ford raised the viewpoint of the driver.
I drove for about 50 miles looking for this things. Two-door Montegos retained hardtop rooflines, though with much wider C-pillars. They spent most of their effort on cleaning up and shaping the exhaust ports. Note: This is a non-commercial website with no intention of copyright infringement. Beyond minor changes in the color pallet and available options, the 1971 Cyclone line was a carry over from 1970. These cars were cycling through the wrecking yards at this time, most were rust free and prime candidates as parts donors for cars back east or locals looking to upgrade their cars with bucket seats, optional gauges, things like that.
The Mercury equivalent of a Five Hundred Limited, the Montego Premier featured leather seats as standard, with only all-wheel drive and a sunroof as the primary options. Under the hood things were different as well. The 390 Y code was a 390 cu in 6,391 cc engine with a two-barrel and 265 hp 198 kW. These are always popular, so don't miss you chance. We have everything from affordable Cyclone aftermarket parts to high-end Mercury Cyclone performance parts. The Cyclones consisted of 351 cid V8s and 429 cid V8 engines.