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07.01.2015
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The following information regarding the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 is published with the most recent information available on top. However, the questions continue to come in and add additional questions to what we thought we knew. Because we have so many pages of information devoted to the Talladega and Spoiler II cars we have developed an entire site devoted to just these cars. I recently received a phone call from Tommy regarding his white 1968 Cyclone GT that he purchased from the original owner. It is also worth a note that the Ford World report refers to the cars as Mercury  Montego Cyclone 500s and not as GT 500s as the later option was called. In the August  1968 Motor Trend you can read the mention of the Cyclones for the Atlanta Race.
In the 3rd document, Steve has provided a copy of a Build Sheet for a Cyclone that was for sale a few years ago.
I received a wonderful Christmas Present from one of our regular visitors and contributors to this site.
I have currently of the opinion that this ad is for the yet to be built GT 500 since it mentions the two interior colors and Coral exterior color. What you see below are photos of my own personal GT 500; VIN, Data Plate and Inner Fender Stampings.
If you are interested in what is being discovered about the Cyclone GT 500 you will want to be involved with the Cougar GT 500 or one of the other Factory Specials we are going after. I have just receied some additional photos from Hans regarding his 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 in White! We are getting closer on info concerning the Orange GT 500s but now these white cars need to be documented; please help us out if you have any additional information.
Enter your e-mail address to receive a FREE muscle car download, cool wallpapers, and informative newsletters from OCW and partners. The domestic Best of Show winner was this 1934 Packard with convertible victoria coachwork by Dietrich. Jim Patterson was recognized by the concours this year as the collector of the year and as such, several of his elegant Art Deco cars were displayed, including the 1939 Bugatti Type 57A Aravis with coachwork by Voll and Buhrbeck.
Just two 1932 Chrysler Imperial Custom CL sedans were originally built with a division window, and this is one of them.
The Canadian market Ford convertible for 1956, the Meteor Rideau, is still called a Sunliner north of the border. Owners Jim and Cathy Holcomb believe this 1963 Corvair Rampside has worn its San-Cruiser camper since new.
In celebration of the 1-2-3 finish of Ford GT-40s at Le Mans, the concours set up this incredible display. This 1971 Plymouth GTX with a super rare sunroof was discovered in a Des Moines salvage yard during 1993 by owners Jeff and Vickie Saewert, who undertook its restoration. Buick tired of its self-imposed modesty during the muscle car era and threw its Saturn Yellow GSX in front of muscle car buyers for 1970.


It is important for a car collector to enjoy their muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods or rat rods in a way that makes them happy, We will bring you the stories behind the owners and the cars. In addition that site includes the first ONLINE REGISTRY FOR THE 1969 FORD TALLADEGA, 1969 MERCURY CYCLONE SPOILER AND SPOILER II, THE 1969 MERCURY CYCLONE COLOR CODE CARS PLUS THE 1968 MERCURY CYCLONE GT 500 CARS (simply click here). He hasn’t started on the restoration yet and based on these photos I think he should keep it original un-restored. The cars I have found with the GT 500 option were all built in a small cluster of cars in early May of 1968 just prior to their appearance at the Charlotte race in late May. His also has the emblems but he sold the car many years ago and no longer has the VIN info.
John Drilling provided us with a newspaper advertisement for the GT 500 dated Friday, April 5, 1968.
It includes a 390 GT engine, performance handling package, blacked out grill, dual body tape stripes, GT Turbine Wheels Covers, CYCLONE 500 IDENTIFICATION, 390 GT Engine Plaque and BUCKET SEAT interior in black or parchment trim with CORAL EXTERIOR PAINT, CHECKERED FLAG VICTORY PLAQUE. As we currently understand it all of the GT 500 cars were built around the first of May 1968 and most if not all were in the Coral paint scheme. Marvin Speaks suggests that the reason some of the GT 500s have white stripes and others have black is that the 390 cars all had white stripes and the 428 CJ cars had black.
38 years ago, Don Summer and others began hosting a concours at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Mich.
Note how each of these Dietrich-bodied cars, regardless of body style or chassis, wears the split V windshield that was essentially the trademark of a Dietrich-built car during the 1930s. The car is unique, from the body design to the waterfall radiator grille that deviates from the typical Type 57 grille. Any car from the Patterson collection is a concours Best of Show candidate today, and also when it was new. Owner Paul Engelmann had his work cut out for him when he took on the restoration of this beautiful close-coupled sedan.
For 1916, the body design was very modern and very sporty, albeit very much overkill for carrying just three or fewer people.
Holcomb bought the Rampside truck with the intention of ripping off the camper, but it was so kitschy, he decided to keep it. John's, Best of Show, Bugatti Type 57, Bugatti Type 57C, Concours d'Elegance of America at The Inn at St. The stories about how the collector cars were acquired, about the breakdowns, about the special trips and especially about the people encountered along the way.
The information at the top of the article is the most accurate we have at the time of the update. We encourage you to visit that site as well as use the Search feature on this site to find out more about these rare and desirable cars.
Peppers with some information and photos that we thought deserved a little special attention. Tommy has since repainted the car and added some NASCAR decals but states he has not otherwise modified the car AND it has both the Cyclone and GT 500 emblems including the flags. This is the same month as the Atlanta Race on March 31, 1969 when the first dealer promotion was held.


Steve states that the Cyclone never had a hood stripe, but notice the word hood is spelled hpod. So, if this is correct was the Bayless Mercury dealer advertising a car that was yet to be built and delivered or was it one of the Cyclone 500 cars from the Atlanta Race? From the lettering on the front fender in one photo you can see that this 390 did some track time. Several years, that concours begun by Summer became the Concours d’Elegannce of America when it moved to The Inn at St. This car received a confetti shower in August 2015 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance when it deservedly took Best of Show there. The description is a bit of a misnomer, as this Figoni et Falaschi design is actually what we Yanks consider to be a teardrop coupe, a design that always pleases the concours crowd and any other connoisseur of automobile design with a pulse.
The split windshield on a Dietrich-built car automatically places the price tag of a Packard such as this into the six-figure range.
It had been used as a source of parts car for three different restorations when Engelmann took it on. Now he and his wife camp in it during events with a vintage camper group even though it isn’t especially comfortable. This 1971 Challenger pro-stock was famously raced as the Motown Missile by Don Carlton and is now owned by Arnie Klann. John's, Delahaye 135M, Dietrich 1934 Packard, Dietrich display, Duesenberg Queen of Diamonds, Dusenberg, Inn at St. If you want to know more about these cars we have listed as much as we know on this site and even register them here. However, when he had a Marti Report completed for the car it came back without listing the GT 500 option. Were they something the factory did based on some special order or were these cars simply Cyclones with emblems added by a dealer or the factory?
I’ve long been a fan of these, even though last weekend was the first time I had seen one in the steel. Since the camper is in the way of the rear engine access panel, a panel has been made in the rear floor of the camper. However, since it is dated prior to the build date of most is not all GT 500s I bet the information provided by the factory to the dealers was not very specific or accurate on the yet to be manufactured sixty GT 500 cars.
Perhaps that explains why so few (if any other) Rampsides were fitted with this camper body. The 1971 Mercury Comet pitted nose-to-nose against the Motown Missile is one of the cars of famed racer Barrie Poole, who raced it with a 429CJ engine.
We have seen this with pre-production Ford Talladegas and other cars where the lead information is not the same as what actually was built in some details.



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