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1969 Mercury Cyclone CJ: An American Pastime

February 13, 2018
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Jim DeLuca

Beautiful, and let’s hear it for the variety! The footage on the ferry at the end is incredible!

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

I’m so pleased petrolicious has captured the spectrum of cars and car guys. The idea that cars can be cool works for a wide variety of machines and dudes. Both are cool here and the video is terrific.

Lars Jönlid
Lars Jönlid

What a beatiful car !!!

Jonathan WC Mills
Jonathan WC Mills

Sweet little video of a very cool car…and always, an engaging owner that reminds us all of the simple fact car culture transcends obvious borders.

wing nut
wing nut

When first seeing the car featured on this weeks video I admit to being underwhelmed. Muscle cars rule in the area of the country I live and having been raised in England I tend to get excited over European machinery. I was wrong to think this. Cy’s soft spoken but articulate words and the sound of this brute sold me. Mean car, nice guy.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
The muscle car era was not an era of special interest for me either, but I found myself reading the supporting literature on this one. And if you are a muscle car guy this 1969 Mercury Cyclone sounds like one of the ones that you would want to know about. According to reviews in Hot Rot and related journals this Cyclone was more agile than its predecessors. This specific Cyclone emerges at the end of a development cycle in what was becoming a increasingly influential market sector. Therefore you would think that by the time the design team got to… Read more »
Jay
Jay

Dude, these videos are pure gold.

JB21
JB21

Wow, that was really cool, an amazing video!
Where is that little ferry? That looked amazing, too.

wmaloney
wmaloney

For the record I don’t mind the short and stylish commercial for the watch at the beginning if it means that we will continue to be able to see cool car videos like this one.

Howndog
Howndog

This reminds me of a 1970 Ford Torino GT that I almost bought 25 years ago for 1500$. It was a purple body with white seats and a 390. Hood locks, same rims. Man nice car, and Cy is a car gent that I enjoy listening to. Nice video.

Dennis White
Dennis White

Great guy, great car, and a reminder that there’s another world outside of LA!

Alberto1962
Alberto1962

That’s another nice video and why I like Petrolicious and its community: drive your car, don’t leave it just in a museum. Drive tastefully. And yeah: with an old car you must pay attention to the road and not to your smart / cell phone. And by the way: you don’t need to switch on music. The engine and exhaust are just the music

Jared
Jared

First off, I always applaud the cars on the fringes, the ones nearly forgotten that show off a wider view of design diversity in the automotive kingdom. I love to celebrate the merits of the obscure. Secondly, I really appreciate the nuance shown toward this fellow. He seems like a level-headed, soft-spoken car guy that [major bonus!] has a gal that enjoys car rides with him. I probably won’t have a Cyclone in my garage, and he’s not of my era, but a lady with that quality never goes out of style. Well done.

Martin Philippo
Martin Philippo

This man gets it.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

Smooth…..!

Robert Borsh
Robert Borsh

Beautiful car. Would love to see the rest of Cy’s garage as well.

Steve Burford
Steve Burford
I had the unique opportunity, living in Indianapolis and being a ‘car guy’ during the muscle car period. I knew several folks that are now ‘names’ in the car business. Ed Martin was one of ’em. Ed had a Cyclone in his personal collection, and campaigned a Thunderbolt (Ford’s version of the Mercury) at the drag strip. The Thunderbolt was quite a car being made for the drag strip only. The Cyclone was a driver…and Ed DID drive it. I sorta sided with GM cars, so my choice was a Chevy. Chevelle Malibu….big block…4 speed, etc. Blue with a black… Read more »
frankcasanova
frankcasanova
I had a 1971 Mercury Cyclone GT which my mother bought new and gave to me. I drove the car all through high-school and college. When I graduated, I bought a Trans Am and parked the Cyclone. I always thought I’d restore it one day, but research showed me only the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler models were worth restoring as they had the 428 Super Cobra Jet motors and the spoiler package. Mine had a 351 Cleveland engine and an automatic transmission. It was also painted in Golden Rod Yellow (Baby Poop Yellow would have been a better name). As I… Read more »
Gearz70
Gearz70

Everything CY says, I feel and tell exactly the same.
They’re made to be driven so enjoy the hell out of it.
Great and beautiful old Mercury and what a scenery, yet another petrolicious marble.