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Oct. 22, 2005 Copyright 2005 Ken Leonard

La Palma Park, Anaheim, CA

Nikon Coolpix 8700
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Rick Johnson 29-Oct-2005 14:25
1967 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT Convertible Coupe. This beautiful convertible is representative of Mercury's determination in the mid-sixties to field a competitive intermediate performance car that could go toe to toe with the likes of GM's Pontiac GTO and Olds 442, and MOPAR's Dodge Chargers and Coronet Super Bees, in the medium-priced field. This Cyclone GT convertible is very rare. Only 378 of these muscle rag tops were made. In 1967 you could drive one of these babies home for $3,632. In today's collector car market, with the avid interest in muscle cars, and taking into consideration the rarity factor of this car, it could easily command a price of $100 Grand or more in the condition of the red gem shown in Ken's photograph. Cyclone GT's came standard with a 390 cubic inch V-8 rated at 335 horsepower, but an even more potent 427 cubic incher developing a whopping 425 horsepoer could be ordered. It's no surprise that Cyclones won several racing laurels during 1966-67, including NASCAR's prestigious Southern 500 stock car race at Darlington. These are great looking cars. They had the style to go with the performance. In retrospect, although these cars were never as popular or famous as their GM and MOPAR muscle car counterparts, in my book they have what it takes to get the job done, and get it done with great style!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Ken. for including this car in your Mercury gallery.
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