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Mercury : Other Cyclone GT

Sale price: $59,900.00 make an offer

Car location: United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: Other
Year: 1966
Type: Convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 77,353
Engine: 390 V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior Color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
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5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US

1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Indy 500 Pace Car

Restored 1 of 100 Cyclone GT Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car 390/335 HP V8 C6

Year: 1966 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Red Mileage: 77353 Transmission type: 3 Speed Automatic Engine: 390 V8 Interior color: White Vehicle info

SUMMARY

Concours restoration
Believed to be 1 of 100 Indy 500 Pace Cars
Believed to be 1 of 33 Indy 500 Pace Cars used for parade laps
390 cubic inch Interceptor V8
C6 3-speed automatic transmission
This Cyclone is equipped with a correct drivetrain
Our sale includes vintage marketing materials and historic photos
Factory power steering
Factory power drum brakes
15-inch styled steel wheels

If you're a fan of '60s muscle. it seems like everywhere you turn you see Mopar this or GM that. It's almost as if a large segment of the hobby has simply forgotten about the hot full-size cars Ford produced during Detroit's golden era. Or. maybe it's just selective memory. And maybe GM and Mopar guys are too ashamed to admit that cars like this sweet Mercury Cyclone. believed to be 1 of 100 factory-prepped Indy pace cars. are much cooler and much more exclusive than their beloved classics. At any rate. the proof is on the pavement. And if you buy this fully sorted piece of Americana. you'll be able to school 'the other guys' on the road AND at the show. Are you a diehard Ford fan who's looking for some rock-solid muscle that's stylish. powerful and roomy enough to take your other-minded friends on enlightening journeys? Then this slick drop-top is just the car you need!

BODYWORK/TRIM

In typical '60s Motor City metric. Mercury's Cyclone. adorned with long surfaces and creases that stretch from stem to stern. is incredibly hard to get straight once it's been overhauled or reworked. Fortunately. the metal on this retro parade car has been subjected to a professional. concours restoration that involved excellent panel alignment and an astute attention to detail. Correct Cardinal Red 2-stage creates a nice foundation for familiar GT stripes and bright Indy 500 Pace Car decals. And items like a fiberglass. GT-specific hood. a bright white roof. a chrome driver's mirror and a variation of Comet and Cyclone badging lend the car just the right amount of detail.

ENGINE

Cyclones that actually paced the great race were equipped with moody 427s. For just looking good and putting wind in patrons' hair. parade cars made do with Ford's impressive 390 cubic inch Interceptor V8. As one of the hottest FE mills ever created. this highly regarded engine cranks out a conservatively rated 335 horsepower and runs every bit as good as its brilliant Ford Blue paint suggests. As you can see. the car's impressive engine bay has been carefully sprayed in a smooth coat of Satin Black paint. All the motor's ancillary components. from its fresh brake booster and Autolite Sta-Ful battery to its chrome valve covers and freshly decaled air cleaner. are present and accounted for. And this awesome drop-top. which is every bit as fast and potent as it was 49 years ago. is reliable and ready to hit the road!

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

At the bottom of this GT. solid floors and a beefy frame are supported by a rebuilt suspension that's clean and lucid. The muscular 390's power is transmitted rearward through a correct C6 3-speed and what appears to be a correct. 9-inch axle. At the front of that drivetrain. factory power steering mixes surprisingly tight turns with modern. responsive feedback. At the center of the floor. you'll find a free flowing. true-dual exhaust system that. thanks to a pair of glasspack-style mufflers. gives the big engine a deep and throaty voice. And at the corners of the car. power drum brakes. which supply quick and precise stops. ride behind styled steel wheels and meaty 215/65R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As.

INTERIOR

This Mercury's thorough restoration included the installation of a correct White and Red interior. Firm bucket seats ride between carpeted floor mats. a silver-trimmed console and a chrome shifter. A pliable dash. equipped with a Mercury AM radio. is augmented by a small tachometer. Silver-trimmed door panels nicely contrast Cardinal Red frames. Power top operation makes sunny day cruising as easy as the flip of a switch. In front of the driver. a 2-spoke. "Cyclone" branded steering wheel spins around a body-matched column. And behind the passengers. a fully restored trunk features a correct jack and full-size spare tire.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Here's a detailed look at how this Merc's VIN and Door Tag break down

MODEL: 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Convertible
ASSEMBLY: Lorain. Ohio
PRODUCTION DATE: April 5th. 1966
UNIT NUMBER: xxxxxx
DSO: Memphis. Tennessee
PRICE: $2. 91
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ENGINE: 390 cubic inch Interceptor V8 that's equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor
COMPRESSION: 10. 5 to 1
HORSEPOWER: 335
TORQUE: 427 lb. /ft.
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TRANSMISSION: C6 dual-range 3-speed automatic
AXLE: Conventional differential that's fitted with 3. 25 gears
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PAINT: Cardinal Red
TRIM: White & Red

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

Vintage marketing materials
A showboard displaying images of the 1966 Indy 500
A 1:18th scale die-cast replica

When it comes to maximizing the amount of car your money will buy. you simply can't go wrong with a big Detroit cruiser. A scant fraction of Mercury's 1966 Cyclones were used as speedway parade cars. And when you consider that this drop-top is believed to have made laps at quite possibly the most well known racing event ever created. you have a head turning classic that's fun. historic AND rare. If you're looking for a stylish. comfortable. and reliable piece that commands a lot of respect on the show field. and feels right at home on the highway. this hot GT is your ticket!

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If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (781)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility.

RK Motors takes pride in delivering road-ready cars to our customers. That's why every car we sell comes with the assurance of our Seal of Approval process - a comprehensive inspection performed by our sister company. the RKM Performance Center. From major visual defects to basic functionality issues. our Seal of Approval checklist covers the basics so you can feel confident about your purchase.

For international buyers. note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans world-wide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. Gregory can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com.

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Our 60. 00 sqf retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina . We usually have 200-250 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. and. more importantly. see the Greatest Showroom on Earth! Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut and we do this because we love cars!

In addition to our retail showroom in Charlotte. NC. the RKM Performance Center is located in a 40. 00 sqf facility in Mooresville. NC. which is about 20 minutes north of Charlotte in the heart of NASCAR country. We perform complete restorations for classic car collectors worldwide. RKM restored cars have won numerous national awards.

Check out our feedback from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past on our website. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and. our cars really do look better in person than in the pictures!

Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. For general information. call us at: (704)596-5211.

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Tony Klein Consignment Manager

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-596-5211
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 440-413-0849
Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Gerry Notara Vice President
of Operations

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-235-2973
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 704-773-4658
Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Donald Berard Sales Manager

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-596-5211
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 781-773-4648
Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Gregory Smith Transport Manager

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-562-6226
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 704-562-6226
Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com

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