Did anyone in this newsgroup ever own a 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 390? My
dad used to have that car before I was born. He loved that car and wished he
had kept it. I would like more information about this car. Was that car
built on the same chasis as the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback? What was the
top speed for the '68 Cyclone GT 390? The car is pretty rare nowadays and
can be a pain in the a** to find.
A 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT would be almost the same as a 1968 Ford Fairlane
Torino GT (see http://www.grantorinosport.atfreeweb.com/68torino.htm ). It is
larger than a Mustang, although a lot of the chassis parts are the same (or at
least very similar).
Also see http://www.e2cars.com/cyclones.htm and
Cyber Wolf wrote:
I bought a 66 Comet 390 new for $2600. Merc Version of Fairlane, then became
Nice car for the time. But I did a LOT of repairs before 100,000 miles that
I would never have to in today's cars. Gas milage sucked, brakes sucked,
Traded it for a Beetle just so I could get 22 mpg (instead of 14) which is
the same as I get with my 93 Tbird
Newer = better; cant keep up, hire a mechanic.
Look here, copy paste this whole thing
Thanks for the weblink. It helped me get more information about the car
my dad once owned. The classic car books my dad has doesn't have anything on
a 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 390 Fastback. Man, I wiah my dad had kept his
Cyclone and take it to car shows nowadays. Of course, the fuel milage on
that car sucked.
I had a friend that had one with a 428. They were on a fairlane
Back in 68, I knew a guy down the street from us that had a new 68
shelby cobra with a 428. My favorite mustang that I've ever seen,
period. Best looking body, and about as good a engine as they come.
That was one bad ass car for all factory stock. Being it was new at
that time, it was ultra bad. Most people drooled and slobbered on
themselves when they saw that car at that time. That was in K.C. where
it's cold in the winter. He'd start that thing up every morning to
warm it up, and you could hear the deep idle all the way down the
street. He was quite a few houses down. If I remember right, he worked
at the local ford factory. Probably got a good discount...Many people
built cars in K.C. My 68 F-250 was built in K.C. MK
The 1968 Mustang Shelby Cobra with a 428 engine was one of the best
Mustangs ever. I've seen pictures of it because I have a Mustang calendar on
my bedroom wall. One of my favorite Mustang. The 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 390
Fastback is one of my favorite Mercury vehicle.
the cyclone was built on the fairlane chassis.the mustang counterpart was the
cougar,and the galaxie counterpart was the maurauder. the top speed is
questionable as to what the options were.my ford 7 litre will do 120 in third,
never had it over 140 in fourth,but it should do about 180.
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