Newly Orphaned Cars: 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler

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Mercury used the Cyclone name mostly for its version of Ford’s performance cars. Hence the Comet Cyclone in place of the Falcon Sprint and the 50 purpose built 1964 Mercury Cyclones in Ford Thunderbolt trim. Actually the entire Mercury mid sized lineup went under the Cyclone brand in the mid 1960s, but with the introduction of the Montego nameplate in 1968, the Cyclone went back to its performance roots. The late ’60s and early ’70s was an era when “win on Sunday sell on Monday” meant something and the Detroit automakers were homologating car models just to give them an aerodynamic edge on NASCAR’s fastest tracks. The Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird are the best known examples but Ford did it too, with the Torino Talledega edition and the comparable Cyclone Spoiler, both with fastback rooflines and aero noses.

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