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1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500

We have spent a lot of time researching and reporting on the 1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoilers but there is another Blue Oval car that continues to make us scratch our head. It is the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. Note, I didn’t say GT; it is a GT 500! The differences are small and to be honest I don’t even know for sure what they all are. If you go to our page on the Cyclone GT 500 you will know as much as I do.

I discovered these cars a couple of years ago and I am still trying to find out how many versions there were and how many cars were built. These also have a NASCAR connection and seem to be limited to sales in the SE but I did get a report about a possible sales promotion in the Colorado area. I am still looking for more info in the way of photos, build sheets and Marti Reports. News articles in magazines and newspaper ads are also terrific.

If you currently own one of these cars, know someone that does or bought one new please send me an email to or leave a comment so we can get a more complete idea of what these cars are and how important they might be to the history of the breed.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville 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 out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine 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. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. 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 working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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