Mopars and Fords: Field of Cars and Trucks

In a field or yard in Sonoma, California, there’s an assortment of cars and trucks to be looked over. They’re mostly made by Chrysler, but not entirely. 12 vehicles are identified as for sale, but only one or two… more»

351 V8 Project: 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT

In the performance department, the Cyclone was positioned within Mercury between the Cougar (pony car) and Marauder (full-size). As a muscle machine, it represented the Mercury brand in NASCAR. In 1970, they offered the Cyclone GT for the sporting… more»

1-of-1: 1947 Mercury Series 79M Marmon-Herrington 4×4 Woodie Wagon

There are times here at Barn Finds when a vehicle will appear on our desks with a claim of being 1-of-1, and it is easy to be cynical. However, when a classic like this 1947 Mercury Series 79M Woodie… more»

No Reserve: 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 390

This 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT throws us a mass of mixed signals. It was parked in a barn back in 1978, and the current owner purchased it around 13-years-ago. It has been revived, but it needs the right person… more»

BF EXCLUSIVE: Back to the Georgia Collection!

As some of you may recall, I’ve been helping a friend with a massive stash of vintage cars and trucks in the north Georgia mountains unload some of his inventory. Because of the restrictions around air travel and having… more»

Collection of Station Wagons – Buick (2), Chrysler and Mercury

In recent years, station wagons have begun to find favor with collectors, especially unique models. This collector is going the other direction, thinning his herd from 300 vehicles and shedding all his wagons in the process. We don’t know… more»

429 Cobra Jet: 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler

There are times when ambition and reality collide in an unfortunate way. That is the case with the 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler. It was a car that received a rapturous reception from the motoring press at the time, but… more»

30k Mile Garage Find: 1979 Mercury Cougar XR-7

While the Cougar began life as Mercury’s entrant into the pony car space in 1967, by the time the fourth generation came about in 1977, it had become an intermediate with a variety of body styles. But as the… more»

Souped-Up 1970 Mercury Montego MX Brougham

There is a great deal of attraction in buying a project car that can be driven and enjoyed immediately. This 1970 Mercury Montego MX Brougham is a case in point. It needs some rust repairs and a repaint, but… more»

Original 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible

The Mercury Cougar was a car that very nearly didn’t happen. Those who occupied the more opulent offices at Ford’s World Headquarters were not convinced that a Mustang cousin would sell in reasonable numbers. Eventually, they relented, and the… more»

Breezeway Cruiser: 1964 Mercury Monterey

Car makers are always trying to differentiate their wares from one another. During the 1960s, Mercury offered the “Breezeway” retractable rear window on some of their 2 and 4-door models. With it came a distinctive roofline that allowed the… more»

See-Through Roof: 1954 Mercury Sun Valley Project

Quite a few people will remember that in the mid-1950s, Ford had a car with a see-through hardtop roof called the Skyliner. But fewer will remember that Mercury had its own version called the Sun Valley. Neither car sold… more»

Canadian Barn Find: Fords, Chevrolets, And More!

For reasons unknown, a lifetime gathering of at least 10 cars and trucks have found their way into a drafty old barn in London, Ontario. Several have already been marked as sold, but a few still remain. This place… more»

428 Cobra Jet Powered: 1967 Mercury Cyclone GT

For nearly every high-performance Ford of the classic muscle car era, Mercury offered an equally potent version itself. Compared with its stablemate Fairlane, Mercury’s Cyclone offered different styling front and rear, round instruments, and other cosmetic differences. This 1967… more»

Muscle Car Survivor: 1969 Mercury Cyclone 428 CJ

When fitted with the 428 Cobra Jet V8, the 1969 Mercury Cyclone was just begging to be driven hard. Many owners did just that, and their classics suffered accordingly. Finding a nicely restored example today is becoming difficult. However,… more»

Indy Pace Car? 1950 Mercury Convertible

This is a nice find, a lead-sled rag-top! And best of all, based on its flanks, it appears that this example was an Indy pace car for the 1950 Indianapolis 500 race! But there is no claim to that… more»