O Fallon, IL
Chrome Yellow/ Black · 427 CID V8 · 3,752 miles
Now for sale in our Houston showroom is one of the baddest Mercurys youll find anywhere, this 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT. This beast is the product of a five year long complete rotisserie restoration done by The Winning Collection, designed to take this final gen Cyclone to the pinnacle of what it could be. Bathed in an attention-grabbing House of Kolor Chrome Yellow finish, with semi-gloss black striping that matches the chin and tail spoilers, this car is striking. Custom 17-inch Magnum 500-style American Racing Shelby billet aluminum wheels with Nitto 555 performance rubber (245/45-ZR17 front, 315/35-ZR17 rear) further enhance the look, and the grippy 555s keep this ride stuck to the pavement. Once you get past the initial visual impact of the car, youll start to see more of the attention to detail that was shown in the build. For starters, get up close to the hood, and youll see a Lexan window almost hidden in the black stripe, which shows a hint of the nastiness lurking under the hood: a Roush-built, 551 horsepower fuel-injected 427 with an eight-stack fuel injection setup, reminiscent of a vintage Hillborn system. Behind that mill is a performance-built C6 transmission with a Gear Vendors overdrive unit, controlled by the Line Loc-equiped B&M Ratchet Shifter. The C6 twists a set of 3:55 gears in the Currie-beefed Ford 9-inch rear end. Spent gasses are exhausted through custom ceramic-coated headers into a 3-inch ceramic-coated stainless exhaust system (also custom), complete with custom-fabbed X-pipe and custom-fabbed mufflers neatly tucked under the body, and heat-shielded from the passenger compartment. A big Griffin radiator with dual electric fans keeps the powerplant cool, and makes this car literally daily-driver capable. A complete Art Morrison chassis supports fully adjustable coilover shocks at each corner, with a complete four link rear system keeps the rubber in full contact with the road. A Mustang II power rack and pinion steering system keeps things pointed in the right direction, and a full Wilwood brake system (with 6 piston calipers up front) bring this ship down to the speed limit in a hurry when necessary. Inside, occupants will find the rich scent of leather wafting through their noses, with nearly every white surface covered in the supple, sacrificed cowhide. Real carbon fiber inserts and panels abound, in the dash and on the console. No appliques here. Custom green LED backlighting highlights the full set of AutoMeter gauges, and the Alpine stereo is there to provide 500 watts worth of distraction, should someone choose to not listen to the sonorous V8s wail. A custom-plumbed Vintage Air AC system blows ice cold, for those summer days that are too hot to tool around with all four power windows down. Options on this 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT for sale include Air Conditioning, AM/FM/CD Radio w/500-watt amp, Heated Seats with Lumbar Support, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Tilt Wheel, Leather Interior, Performance raised white letter Radial Tires, Aluminum Wheels, and Posi-Trac. For more information on this 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT, please call the Houston showroom at (832) 243-6220; or email us at Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com. To see more of it, go to our website: www.GatewayClassicCars.com, where youll see HD photos and an HD video of it in operation. Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom, located at 71 Esplanade Blvd, Ste. 100, Houston, TX 77060.