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1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 – More is Learned

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As many of you know Katrina and I have a 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 of which only 60 were ever manufactured. Since I got the Marti Report and it brought to my attention that this was not your ordinary Cyclone I have been trying to figure out what the heck it is.

Finally after six months I have some really good info on the GT 500. Thanks to Alan Miller, who also owns one of these very rare cars (pictured above), I now have a much better idea of what I have. However, there are still some unanswered questions.

If you would like to know more about my search go to our page dedicated to this car; just click here. I also still have some unanswered questions you might be able to help with. Check out this page and let me know if you can provide more info on the 68 1/2 428 CJ engine/VIN codes.

Thanks.

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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  1. I believe I have one of these cars. I picked up a 68 cyclone when I was in high school and restored it. On the rear quarter I there were hols that I had no emblems for and had no idea what went in them until I read this article. Some of the things do not match to what is said in the article though. The holes in the quarter panel are definetly the same to which the 500 and the flag would go into. Is there a site to go to where I could orders these emblems?

  2. Jeff, there is no place that I know of that you can order GT 500 emblems. However, they are the same as used on other Ford products over the years. You simply purchase the required emblem for that model for your GT 500.

  3. One of these cars appeared in Butler county, KY in the mid 80’s. I tracked down the owner and became friends. I helped him replace the 302/C4 with the correct 390GT/4speed. He later sold the car to some high school kid in Warren county, Ky. This kid tracked me down to get some parts and later he and a friend broke into my garage and stole some of the parts I had showed him. A neighboring business man witnessed the break-in, got a license plate # and called police. I followed up and the police report said “no suspects”. File that one under “stupid cops”.

  4. Tom, These are very difficult items to find. I am looking for a hood trim myself. Your best bet, if you have old pieces, is to have them straightened professionally and polished. You might also try putting a “Wanted” ad on our Free Classified section of this web site.

  5. I was picking some parts recently and found a set of GT 500 emblems for a 68 cyclone with the victory flags. They are for sale. My phone number is 248-363-3954. Thanks

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