Classic Cougar Prowl (2011)
There's nothing like a classic car show that features your favorite car
almost exclusively. The Cascade Cougar Club put on a great show this year
at the XXX Root Beer stand in Issaquah, WA. Lots of great people and
beautiful cars. In this video, we check out the show and interview some
Cougar owners to get their thoughts.
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1968 MERCURY CYCLONE -- UPSCALE MERCURY COMET
The Mercury Cyclone is an automobile produced by the Mercury division of
the Ford Motor Company from 1964 to 1971. It started as a performance model
of the 1964 Mercury Comet, and was named the Mercury Comet Cyclone through
1967. In 1968, the "Comet" part of the name was dropped and a major restyle
took place. Options such as GT, Spoiler and Cobra Jet were added and
removed. The Cyclones had a mid tire level body tape stripe. The Cyclone
GT's had an upper level body stripe, buckets, wide whitewall tires, special
wheel covers, all vinyl interior, and the special handling package. It was
named the fastest car of that year because it set a world record speed of
189.22 mph (304.52 km/h) at Daytona Several engines were available for the
Cyclones: The 302 cu in which generated 210 hp, or the four-barrel
carburetor, which generated 230 hp., The 390 cu in. was available as either
the two-barrel carburetor, which generated 265 hp., or the four-barrel
carburetor, which generated 325 hp., or the 427 cu in., and generated 390
hp. That engine was replaced by the cheaper 428 cu in. with only 335 hp.
1968 production amounted to 13,628 of which 6,439 had spoilers. So, what
we have in the history of the Mercury Comet that started out as a mid-size
family car, evolved into a larger and more powerful Mercuy muscle car. I
think that the dark green metallic paint goes well with the gold racing
stripes on the side. I admire the console with the T shifter. Thanks very
much for viewing this 1968 Mercury Cyclone.