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You Won’t Believe This!

We all know how beautiful the lines are on the 68/69 Mercury Cyclone and Torino. The rooflines and rear quarters are simply an enlargement of what can be found on the very popular 67/68 Ford Mustang Fastbacks.

The cars are a great design but, arguably, the fastback roof is the crown jewel of the entire car. Have you ever wondered how that roof would work on another car? I have seen renderings of the same roof line applied to a 67/68 Mercury Cougar. The results are stunning.

Do you remember the Johnny Cash song, One Part at a Time? Sounds like a good idea but I am afraid the mixture of those parts from all different years will not look as good as you might think.

But what if GM liked that Mercury fastback roof and fitted it to one of their cars? What if a 69 Mercury Cyclone and a 63 Buick Riviera had a baby? We found one, check out this video and tell us what you think. This video is long but covers the build in detail and is interesting.


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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  1. Hi Richard, Thank you for your help and recommendations. We spoke about a 1969 Dan Gurney,Mercury Cyclone 428 SCJ, 4SPD, W 4:30 car. a couple of weeks ago.

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