1966 Mercury Cyclone
Car for sale by Specialty Sales Classics in Fairfield, California 94533
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
This 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Pace Car 2 Door Convertible (Stock #F13395) is available in our Fairfield, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 707-419-8200 or by email at Sales@SpecialtySales.com(mailto:Sales@SpecialtySales.com).
Inspirational 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Pace Car Convertible
The next amazing classic up for grabs in our Fairfield showroom is this simply gorgeous 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Pace Car 2 Door Convertible with Cardinal Red exterior paint and a white vinyl interior. This example is a true factory “S Code” with a 390 cid V-8 engine under the hood and a C6 Merc-o-Matic heavy duty automatic transmission, a 3.25 rear end, dual exhaust, a factory fiberglass dual hood scoop hood, a power top and power brakes. As one of only 100 pace cars produced in 1966 (and one of 2,158 total ’66 Cyclone GT’s), this fantastic example is easily one of the most prestigious on today’s open market.
The VIN # 6H28S605216 on this 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Convertible decodes as follows- 6= produced in 1966, H=manufactured in Lorain, Ohio, 28=the model is a Pace Car Convertible, S= equipped with a 390 V8 motor with 335 horsepower.
Completely Unrestored Besides New Paint/Decals in 1999
This 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Pace Car Convertible was the sixth vehicle produced on April 22nd, 1966 in Lorain, Ohio and it sold new in Spokane, Washington. The 3rd lifetime owner took possession back in 2010 and he informs us that this highly desirable muscle car is a true survivor that’s been kept true its entire lifetime. It did receive an exterior respray back in 1999 (paint under hood, trunk, etc. is original) and the factory motor was rebuilt within the last 1,000 miles- otherwise, everything is 100% original from bumper to bumper.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that the 390 V-8 engine on this 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Pace Car Convertible is factory rated at 335 horsepower, but the current owner stated that the engine is producing 385 horsepower at the rear wheels. While we cannot certify this statement, we can tell you that this amazing car drives like a dream with awesome acceleration, handling and stopping power at virtually any speed. The performance is simply incredible for a true survivor and we saw nothing on the open road that would give a serious collector pause.
In terms of its present condition, this 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Pace Car 2 Door Convertible borders on like-new condition both inside and out with only the slightest of imperfections to be found. The body lines are absolutely gorgeous and you’ll find quality paint glistening among fantastic chrome and trim work. The white interior, dashboard and center console are also immaculate and the only real blemish you’ll find is in the trunk area- there are slight signs of wear on an otherwise near-perfect example.
Possibly the Most Original, Show-Stopping Example Anywhere
Overall, this 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT Pace Car 2 Door Convertible is one of the most original, show-stopping examples we’ve ever come across and the current asking price is likely far too conservative for such an amazing example. There is simply no way that this beautiful muscle car remains available more than a few days so come see it for yourself today! For more information about this vehicle, visit our Fairfield, California showroom, give us a call at 707-419-8200, or email us at Sales@SpecialtySales.com(mailto:Sales@SpecialtySales.com). Be sure to mention Stock # F13395 as well.
Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase. Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.
The information presented for this vehicle is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed as a basis of purchase. The Buyer should make a thorough, independent inspection and investigation of the vehicle prior to purchase.
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