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Mercury Cyclone Cobra Jet
In spite of not being Cyclone whose first muscle car name comes across car fans’ head when the theme is mentioned this Mercury was popular back in the 60s. Nevertheless, the car and the brand are pretty forgotten today as Ford terminated the production few years ago.
Mercury is a muscle car built on the Ford Fairlane / Torino platform as well as the compact size Mustang- based Cougar.
Considering the fact that Mercury was a fancy, stylish class, the Cylone was better name and destined than alike products from Ford. However they had the same engine choices and performances.
Cyclone was introduced by Mercury in the 1964 and stayed on the market until 1971. The most interesting version to the collectors is the best one, the Cyclone CJ. CJ stands for 428 Cobra Jet engine which was the first street – muscle engine built by Ford.
The Cobra Jet produced over 400 horses in real life only because of the 7.0 – liters displacement and an advertised 335 HP. This engine naturally increased and boosted the performance and the Cyclone CJ became a serious street racing challenger.
In the late 60s Mercury together with Ford was active in NASCAR racing. The Cyclone CJ had its achievements in rcing efforts. However, in 1969, 3500 Cyclone CJ were produced, even though the common Cyclones without the option Cobra Jet were more well-known and attractive.