1966 Mercury Cyclone GT

We found this car in the Ozarks of southern Missouri. This car is one 100 Indy 500 Pace Cars that Ford made for the 1966 Indy 500.  Only the pace car versions of the Cyclone got a red exterior paint, white convertible top, white parchment seats, a 390 V8 S-code engine, and a C6 transmission. Unfortunately, the car was taken apart ca. 25 years ago, and never re-assembled. As far as we can tell, all of the parts are there, but it is going to be a longer term project.

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11 Responses to “1966 Mercury Cyclone GT”

  1. Frank says:

    Will this be for sale following restoration? If so, through what means?
    How is restoration going?
    Thanks

  2. Heidi Ahearne says:

    We just aquired one as well, needing to be put together. Does your vin have a 28 in it? We are trying to figure out the vin to see if it is a real pace car or not. Thank you! We are excited to get this old girl put together the correct way!

    • GSAdmin17 says:

      Ms. Ahearne,
      If it is a true Indy Pace Car, it must have a 28 in the VIN number. If I remember correctly, the first four digits/letters should be 6H28, not the usual 6H29.

  3. Heidi Ahearne says:

    Thank you. We do have a 6h28 in the vin. Was made in April, so that fits too. There are cut outs in the rear bumper, and bolts in the frame. Possibly for the flag holders? It could be a parade car or actual pace car? Has the tach on the dash, c6 trans, 390 4 barrel, red, with white interior. We think it maybe!!! It’s been in our family for 25 years + and now is finally getting it’s love and we want to restore it correctly!

  4. Heidi Ahearne says:

    Let me know if you need any origional cyclone parts. We have several parted out. Do you have cut outs in your rear frame?

  5. Juan Macias says:

    Hey guys!! just found your shop info by chance.
    I do have a 1966 comet Cyclon convertible GT as well, my uncle had it for a very long time in Los Angeles( since late sixties), He passed away in 2009 and was kind enough to give it to me,I brought it to minnesota and is in storage waiting to be revived I will be contacting you guys, hopefully I can start doing some work to it in the near future.

  6. steve vinding says:

    Hi I have 2 1966 mercury cyclone convertibles 1 is or was a 289 auto but I put a k code t10 4 speed in it with a hot 289 motor the other is a a gt convertible big block 4 speed vin number and I have all the numbers matching drive train is the big block 4 speed rare for the GT convertibles

  7. Jerry says:

    I’m looking for Vin tags for my 1966 comet convertible let me know if you can help thanks

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