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1970 Mercury Cyclone GT
Seller: TNTGOTCARS.com
Address: 3884 Boston Road
City: Bronx
State: New York
Country: USA
Price: NA
Date Added: January 30, 2014
Expiration: 37 Day(s)
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This 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT was purchased Bran New by CLAY WOOD of the WOOD BROTHERS RACING TEAM. It was bought at their Lincoln Mercury Dealership in Danville VA. We have a copy of the Original Title with Clay Wood as the owner and the Marti Report which shows all the original particulars of this car. This was a factory 351 V8 car that was replaced with a period correct 429 ci V8 engine.

*** The name "Wood Brothers racing" may not ring as many bells as those of Richard Petty, Roger Penske or Dale Earnhardt, but race fans in the know will recognize the "Number 21" and the stunning red-and-white livery adorning this fearsome Cyclone.

Customizers and James Dean made the 1949-1951 Merc a lasting symbol American car culture, and Mercury arguably helped lay the groundwork for the muscle car era with the potent, little-known 430-powered 400M Super Marauder of 1958, which duked it out on the streets with luminaries such as the Chrysler 300D and 348-6V Impala. By the time the Sixties rolled around, 406 Marauders, 390 Cyclones and 428 Cobra Jet Cougars carried the banner forward. And Mercury's Cyclone, restyled for 1968 on the Montego body, would make its mark in competition with legends like Dan Gurney, Cale Yarborough--and the Wood Brothers team--manning the wheel.

So let's review what this Cyclone brings to the party: Originally a 351 car, the gunsight-grilled '70 now boasts an era-correct 429 between those shapely front fenders, backed up the beefy C-6 automatic with console shift and a rugged nine-inch Ford rear axle. The car wears Cyclone Spoiler nomenclature, complementing the famed golden "21" of the Wood Bros". team, and the red interior is in excellent overall shape. A set of modern white-letter radials round out the exterior. The 385-series big block rumbles convincingly with a twist of the key, signaling its readiness to hunt Hemis and 454s, and there's no mistaking those trademark peaked Ford valve covers. Mileage shows at ____, and the body is ______.

"The Big M" may have joined Plymouth, Olds, Pontiac, AMC and DeSoto in the annals of orphan brands, but when you're sporting this Muscle Merc, the spirit of the fender-scraping, free-wheeling glory days of Daytona, Darlington and Alabama International will surely live on.







 

 

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