1968 Mercury Cyclone

Price: US $22,500.00 Item location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Fastback
  • Trim: Cyclone GT
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 23,378
  • VIN: 8H15S558854
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 390
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Mercury Other

he Cyclone received Mercury’s biggest facelift in 1968, switching from 1967’s boxy, Fairlane-derived coupe body to the super-streamlined Torino-based fastback. Unfortunately, the Cyclone GT lost the 335-hp, 390-cdi V-8 as its standard engine, instead replaced by the 210-hp, 302-cid V-8. No matter, though, as the fastback was handsome and could be equipped with a 230-hp 302, 265- or 325-hp 390-cid V-8s, (briefly) a 390-hp version of the 427-cid V-8, or a 335-hp, 428-cid V-8.

The Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and the Ford Torino Talladega launched the NASCAR streamliner battle

Mercury Cyclones occupy an interesting niche in the muscle car world. The car is a fantastic expression of American muscle, albeit one from a mid-level, luxury-oriented nameplate. As a result, the Cyclone is mostly overshadowed by the Ford Mustang and Torino. The Cyclone’s sleeper status makes it a great value, and most cars remain within reach of any buyer. As with any muscle car of the era, the importance of documentation in terms of market price rises exponentially as the car’s horsepower ratings climb.

The Mercury Cyclone is an automobile produced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company from 1964 to 1971. It started as a performance model of the 1964 Mercury Comet, and was named the Mercury Comet Cyclone through 1967. For 1968, the "Comet" part of the name was dropped. Options such as GT, Spoiler and Cobra Jet were added

The Cyclones had a mid tire level body tape stripe. The Cyclone GT's had an upper level body stripe, buckets, wide whitewall tires, special wheel covers, all vinyl interior, and the special handling package. It was named the fastest car of that year,[how?] because it set a world record speed of 189.22 mph (304.52 km/h) at Daytona.[clarification needed]

This Cyclone is power by a 390 cu in (6,391 cc) optional engine (standard for GT) with a four-barrel carburetor, which generated 325 hp (242 kW). The 4 speed transmission works flawlessly, as do the accessories such a power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.