The 1970 Mercury Cyclone, part of the final generation of Cyclones, bore the most dramatic styling, the most powerful engines, and the highest levels of luxury. In the front was a protruding grille that was outlined by a chrome square and equally divided into four pieces, with a chrome circle in the center. Flanked on either side were rectangular running lights. The interior featured an all-vinyl interior and loop carpeting. Power was from an overhead valve V8 engine displacing 429 cubic-inches and offering 360 horsepower.
The Cyclone GT series had a non-functional performance scooped hood, concealed headlights, full-length lower bodyside molding, high-back comfort weave vinyl bucket seats, a three-spoke Sport-style steering wheel, and special door panel trim. The base engine was a 351 cubic-inch V8 offering 250 horsepower.
The Cyclone Spoiler was considered the 'muscle Mercury' and it brought all of the excitement through its long list of standard equipment which included the powerful and highly-respected 429-CID V-8 Cobra Jet engine that produces 370 horsepower. Additional standards consisted of a four-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter, Ram Air induction, Traction-Lok differential with a 3.50:1 rear axle ratio, Competition handling package, front anti-lift spoiler, rear deck 'airfoil', 140-mph speedometer, 8,000-rpm tachometer, oil pressure gauge, engine temperature gauge, ammeter gauge, Hi-back bucket seats, racing mirrors, and special competition colors. by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2018
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Advertised as the vehicle that was Born for Action - Racy the 1965 Comet Cyclone hit the market with a bang. Help stamp out dull driving was the catchphrase used to promote this new model. Beginning as an option for the 64 Comet, the Mercury Cyclone was originally introduced to the automobile market in 1964. For the next three years, it continued as a Mercury Comet Cyclone. Remaining in production.... Continue Reading >>
Big, bright and bullet shaped, the Cyclone Spoiler was the Ford Torino Cobra's upscale cousin. Standard in the Mercury, and optional in the Ford was the Cobra Jet 429 engine. It made close to 400 horsepower and went head-to-head with GM rivals like t....[continue reading]
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1970 Mercury Cyclone Production Figures
Hardtop Coupe 1,695
GT Hardtop Coupe 10,170
Spoiler Hardtop Coupe 1,631
324,716 total vehicles produced by Mercury in 1970 The 1970 Mercury Cyclone accounted for 4.2% of Mercury's 324,716 production.