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Cyclone Concept Car

Seldom do we get the opportunity to see what stylist were thinking and dreaming about back in the day. When a designer at Ford/Mercury had a vision of what the new Mercury Cyclone should first look like what did he see in his minds eye. Take a look at these images and tell me if you see any possible similarities with future Blue Oval products.

This show car/concept car was called the Cyclone and dates back to the 50s.

The curved windshield, center conslole and racy look could be a sign of things to come?

This rear view certainly seems to have tell tale signs of a future 1961-1963 Thunderbird and even some of the influence on the 1964-1966 Thunderbird.

The lower crease along the body line is very similar to the 1964-1966 Thunderbird.

This hood scoop has similarities to the Cobra and even the 1968-1969 Fairlane.

The Cyclone has a very airplane like look and note the strange headlight locations and bullet fender cones.

What do you think? Is this a Cyclone you would go to the dealership and purchase? What would a Cyclone Spoiler have looked like based on this model?

Well, if you wanted to purchase one of these Cyclones you would have had to go see your Cadillac Dealer! This is a concept car produced by GM Cadillac division!

We spotted this car during our private tour of the GM Heritage collection recently and could not resist sharing it with you. It is hard to imagine a Cadillac Cyclone!

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Richard

Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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