1971 FORD MERCURY MONTEGO CYCLONE GT MUSCLE SHOW CAR

Price: US $28,500.00 Item location: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Other
  • Type: 2 Door Hard Vinyl Top
  • Trim: Cyclone GT
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 97,000
  • VIN: 1H16H541036
  • Color: Competition Gold
  • Engine size: 429 V8
  • Transmission: C6 Select-Shift 3 Speed Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear
  • Interior color: Black with Black Houndstooth Weave
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1971 Mercury Other

UP FOR SALE IS ABEAUTIFULROTISSERIE RESTORED MODIFIED 1971 MERCURY MONTEGO CYCLONE GT 2-DOORHARDTOPMUSCLE CAR. THIS CAR WAS ALWAYS A RUST FREE CALIFORNIA CAR, ND UNDERWENT A RECENT 2 YEAR RESTORATION TO IT'S PRESENT CONDITION.
THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT IS SHOW QUALITY. UNDER THE HOOD IS A 1969 MERCURY 429 HIGH OUTPUT BIG BLOCK WITH 360HORSEPOWER, 80 LBS FT TORQUE, 0.5:1 COMPRESSION RATIO AND IT'S BEENCOMPLETELYGONE THROUGH AND RUNS SUPERB ON HIGH TEST UNLEADED GAS (THIS WAS THE STANDARD ENGINE ON THE BASE 1970 MONTEGO CYCLONE AND WAS OPTIONAL ON THE 1970-71 CYCLONE GT). THE CARBURETOR IS A HOLLEY 4 BARREL 80457S WITH ELECTRIC CHOKE. IGNITION IS A FLAME THROWER PACKAGE BY PERTRONIX. THE ORIGINAL WHISPERAIRE AIR CONDITIONING IS RETAINED AND WORKS PERFECTLY. THE ORIGINAL HORNS, OWER STEERING, OWER BRAKES, INDSHIELD WASHER COMPONENTS AND EMISSIONS ARE INTACT AS WELL AS HOSE CLAMPS ETC. THE RACING PERFORMANCE FRONT END HAS A "SHELBY DROP" OF 2 INCHES COURTESY OF "TOTAL CONTROL BYCHASSISWORKS"(totalcontrolproducts.com/front_systems) AND IS AN ENGINEERING MASTERPIECE (THIS IS A DIRECT BOLT ON APPLICATION AND THE FRAME IS UNMOLESTED). THE TRANSMISSION IS A SELECT-SHIFT C6 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC WITH CHROME "C6" LOGO TRANSMISSION PAN AND WORKS PERFECTLY. THE ORIGINAL BENDIX POWER STEERING WORKS PERFECTLY. THE REAR END IS A POSI-TRACTION WITH 3:50 GEARS AND ORIGINAL HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION. THE EXHAUST IS FULLY WELDED AND THE MUFFLERS ARE FLOWMASTER 2 CHAMBER. THE PAINT IS COMPETITION GOLD WITH CLEAR COAT AND ALL THE ORIGINAL BODY PANELS ARE STRAIGHT AND LINE UPBEAUTIFULLY AND THE TOP IS VINYL. THE INTERIOR IS BLACK ON BLACK HOUNDSTOOTH WITH BUCKET SEATS, T PACKAGE GAUGE CLUSTER, EAUTIFUL GT STYLE WOOD STEERING WHEEL (I HAVE THE ORIGINAL CYCLONE RIM BLOW STEERING WHEEL AND IT WILL COME WITH THE CAR AS WELL AS A SECOND CONSOLE SHIFT COVER PLATE I PICK UP AS A SPARE) AND CUSTOM CYCLONE EMBROIDERED FLOOR MATS. THE ORIGINAL RADIO HAS BEEN RETAINED BUT THE RADIO INTERNALS HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY UPGRADED TO DIGITAL WITH FM. ALL THE LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL WORK PERFECTLY. THE HIDEAWAY LIGHTS WORK PERFECTLY. THE TRUNK IS SHOW QUALITY. THE UNDERSIDE OF THE CAR IS SHOW QUALITY. THE CAR WAS SPOILED WITH AN ORIGINAL AIR DAM AND WING. THE BRAKES ARE THE ORIGINAL POWER FRONT DISK AND DRUM REAR. THE WHEELS ARE AMERICAN RACING TORQUE THRUST D II WITH POLISHED RIMS, LACK SPOKES, USTOM BILLETCHROME CENTER CAPS AND CHROME LUGS. THE TIRES ARE BF GOODRICH RADIAL TA WHITE LETTER WITH THE FRONT 235 60 R15 MOUNTED ON 8 INCH RIMS AND THE REAR 295 50 R15 MOUNTED ON 8.5 INCH RIMS WITH AGGRESSIVE OFF-SET. THE FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS AS WELL AS THE FRONT GUNSIGHT HAVE BEEN RECHROMED AND ARE SHOW QUALITY. THE FRONTWINDSHIELDHAS BEEN REPLACED AND IS NEW.
THE CAR IS 99%. THERE ARE A FEW VERY MINOR PAINT DINGS THAT ARE HARD TO NOTICE EVEN WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING RIGHT AT THEM AND WILL NOT SHOW UP IN PICTURES. I HAVE SOME OF THE ORIGINAL PAINT LEFT AND THESE CAN BE PROFESSIONALLY TOUCHED UP TO PERFECT. I DABBED ABOUT AN ERASER SIZED AMOUNT OF PAINT ON THEM AND THEY DON'T BOTHER ME AND I FORGET THEY ARE THERE. THE VOLTAGE AND TEMP GAUGEIN THE GT CLUSTER ARE NOT WORKING AND I BELIEVE IT IS THE SMALL VOLTAGEREGULATORIN THE DASH - I WILL SUPPLY THE REPLACEMENT PART. THE SPEEDOMETER READS ABOUT 15 MPH HIGH AND AS LONG AS YOU KNOW THIS IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. THE LEFT TURN SIGNAL BULB IN THE DASH IS OUT AND NEEDS REPLACING. SOME BRAKE FLUID LEAKED ON THE REAR END UNDER THE CAR WHEN BLEEDING THE BRAKES AND NEEDS TO BE TOUCHED UP WITH BLACK - ABOUT THE SIZE OF MY HAND. THE INTERIOR DOOR PANELS HAVE COME LOOSE FROM THE BACKER IN A FEW AREAS BUT STILL LOOK VERY GOOD AND ARE NOT THAT NOTICEABLE.
THE CAR HAS ABOUT 300 MILES ON IT SINCE THE RESTORATION 2 YEARS AGO. MOST OF THE PARTS ARE ORIGINAL AND RARE AND HAVE SOME SLIGHT PATINA SUCH AS THE DASH BOARD, OOR HANDLES, OME OF THE PLASTIC PARTS AND GLASS BUT THIS TO BE EXPECTED OF AN OLDER CLASSIC CAR. ANY SPARE PARTS THAT I HAVEACQUIREDWILL COME WITH THE CAR.
THE CAR HAS A GREAT MUSCLE CAR "V" STANCE AND LOOK WITH THE WHEELS ANDOVERSIZETIRES - IT'S AGGRESSIVE YET ELEGANT AND THAT'S WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS CAR. THE CAR RUNS AND DRIVESBEAUTIFULLY AND COULD BE AN EVERYDAY DRIVER IF IT WASN'T A VERY RARE SHOW CAR. THE CAR IDLES SEMI-QUIETLY WITH NO SHAKING ORRUMBLING, UNS SMOOTHLY, ND HANDLES SUPERBLY (YOU CAN TAKE TURNS AT SPEED IF YOU WISH). THE CAR RUNS COOL AND THE AC BLOWS COLD. BUT PUNCH THE GAS AND BE READY TO BE THRILLED WHEN 429 CUBIC INCHES OF BIG BLOCK MONSTER COMES TO LIFE, HE TIRES CUT LOOSE IN FIRST AND SECOND AND THE FLOW MASTERS GROWL! OK - SO I RARELY DO THIS AS I PAMPER THE CAR AND ONLY TAKE IT TO LOCAL CAR SHOWS AND TO THE ICE CREAM SHOP WITH MY WIFE AND SON - BUT HEY I HAD TO SHOW WHAT SHE'S GOT A FEW TIMES! I HAVE MANY BEST OF SHOW TROPHIES AS RECENTLY AS A MONTH AGO AND THIS CAR DRAWS A CROWD WHENEVER I TAKE IT OUT. THE GUN SIGHT FRONT END WITH HIDEAWAY LIGHTS AND RARE GTSYMBOLALONE IS A WORK OF ART. NOT TO MENTION THE REAR END WITH THEHONEYCOMBAND GUNSIGHT LIGHTS. ALSO I HAVE ADDED A FEWSTRATEGICALLYAND TASTEFULLY PLACED BLUE LED LIGHTS UNDER THE CARPERIMETERAND IN THE ENGINE BAY. THE BLUE LEDS MAKE THE HIGH GLOSS FORD BLUE PAINT TAKE ON A NICE GLOW IF YOU ARE SHOWING THE CAR AT NIGHT.
I HAVE AVAILABLE THE ORIGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING 351C BLOCK THAT CAN BE AVAILABLE WITH THE CAR.