1968 Mercury Cyclone

1968 Mercury Cyclone

Owner(s): Gunnar Lacy

City / State: Stone City, IA


Builder: Keith and Gunnar Lacy

Engine Details: Numbers matching 302

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: Holley 4160

Headers: Stock manifolds

Exhaust / Mufflers: Cherry Bombs and Side Pipes

Transmission: Stock C4

Rear-end / Ratio: Quick Performance Built Yukon Locker with 3.25 gears

Front Suspension: Stock

Front Brakes: Disc Conversion

Rear Suspension: Stock

Rear Brakes: Disc Conversion

Wheels: Ion

Body Modifications: Mother Nature crushed the back window frame and a wheel pushed the rear quarter up

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Many, many different colors...

Gauges: Factory

Interior Goodies: What interior?

Custom Pieces: 


Cool Story: My 1968 Mercury Cyclone, nicknamed "the ercur" for the missing "m" and "y" on the back panel, has been through a lot. The car was sitting since 1991 in a field in Centerville, IA. A tree fell on the back window frame destroying the back half of the car. Fast forward to 2020, at 17 I was wanting my first project car. This car came up on Facebook Marketplace for sale and we needed a parts car for another cyclone in my father's collection. Once we got it, the car just shouted "save me". So we found the original engine that had been removed, did a mild rebuild with some main bearings, cam bearings, stock+ cam, an Edelbrock intake and a Holley carb. After I drove the car for another year, the car ended up loosing a wheel on I-80 coming back from Goodguys Car show. Though I wanted to give up on the car, my father inspired me to keep going on the project. Now the car has a new QP rear end and is back better than ever!