1966 Mercury Cyclone.
This Mercury's version of the Ford Fairlane.
It has it’s original 289 coupled to a factory equipped 4 speed which makes this car pretty rare.
Most 4 speed Cyclones were big block cars.
I don’t know the exact number manufactured like this but I would be willing to be it wasn’t many.
It has a white painted top rather than vinyl and that is the way it codes out.
This is a very unmolested car that drives like it did in the day.
No squeaks, leaks or rattles.
The Red bucket seat
Interior is beautiful and original with the exception of the carpet and is very nice with the exception of a spit seam on driver bucket and a 1 inch diameter hole in the headliner.
The little 289 runs like a sewing machine and sounds very vintage with the bullet glass packs.
It is a manual steer, brake car but drives very easily and the drum brakes stop great with no pull to either side.
The clutch works perfectly with no chatter.
It has the factory Ford shifter with reverse lock out on shifter handle.
I have crawled all around this car and found no evidence of rot.
The paint is very nice driver quality and looks like has had a few touch ups here and there.
I couldn’t get it on a rack for undercarriage pictures but I was able to get a few shots of the floor pans showing that they are rock solid.
Tires look new and mounted to steel wheels with the factory chrome wheel covers that simulate a chrome reverse look.
The car starts right up even after sitting for several weeks and I wouldn’t be afraid to drive this car anywhere.
It could use shocks as they are pretty soft.
Chrome is good everywhere
except for some pitting on the rear tail panel.
Factory AM radio works great as well as everything else.
Lights, blinkers, horn etc.
Even the rare intermittent wipers work.
If you are looking for a great driver that you can jump in and drive now this is your car.
I bought it with the intention of making a street sleeper with a Windsor stroker but
I can’t bring myself to mess with this car.
Please look at all the pictures, and feel free to contact me with any questions.