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1969 Montego & Cyclone Brochure

Recently we gave you a Ford Fairlane/Torino dealer brochure for 1969. This time around it is the Mercury guys and gals opportunity to dream about how they would have ordered their Cyclone in 1969. Unfortunately, no references to special paint codes or Spoiler/Spoiler II packages are provided.

Something that always gives me a little heart burn when I see a Spoiler is how the grill is painted/blacked out. There are a number of ways it has been done but only one is correct. All are depicted in the brochure, can you pick out the correct one for a Spoiler?

Note that the graphics in the Mercury brochure are a little less “60s flower child” and a little more grown up for the more mature Mercury customers.

What I find even more interesting is the use of “dune buggies” in the brochure. Neither Mercury nor Ford ever made such a vehicle. Most that were produced were on a VW chassis and VW powered. When was the last time you saw a major manufacturer’s brochure contain a vehicle that was not of their making?

The specifications and options list in this Mercury sales tool are also more complete and detailed than the Ford document.

If you want to see the images in high detail, click on it and then click on the new image.



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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