The Forgotten Muscle Car

1970 Mercury Cyclone GT 429 SCJ

While Ford Motor Company was busy developing the Cougar as its Pony car for Mercury, the Mercury Cyclone, in its various versions, was tearing up dragstrips and raceways all over the country.  

This week MS Classic Cars in Seekonk, Massachusetts posted one of the rarest of the rare, a 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT 429 SCJ. Ford was trying hard to give the Mustang Pony and the Cougar some “street cred” by shoehorning big blocks into them, but Mercury had been grooming the Cyclone to be a real muscle car that could play with the big boys. In 1970, Ford again modified the platform for the Fairlanes and Cyclones, giving them the size to easily make full use of the big block 429 motor. This fourth generation Cyclone is one of the really rare muscle cars of that era. MS Classic Cars tells us it is one of only 73 built with the Super Cobra Jet option and a Drag Pack. And, of course, it is a 4-speed car. Marc Shiliro, owner of MS Classic Cars, tells us, “This is one of the rarest vehicles ever offered from the MS Classic Cars Collection and truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!”

The Cyclone GT has 15,392 original miles, and is totally numbers matching throughout, he says. Its rebuilt 429 SCJ V8 was dyno tested with 527 horsepower and 599 Ft-Lbs of torque. It is fully documented with the original Lois Eminger Invoice and Elite Marti Report, both of which are included in the sale. “This authentic car was the product of a high level rotisserie restoration and the attention to detail is evident throughout,” he says.

You can view a full history on the car by watching this video presentation from MS Classic Cars. It includes a walk-around inspection and full review. The rumble of that big 429 is unmistakable.

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Classic Car News This Week

GAA Auction Results

Results from the GAA Classic Car Auction in Greensboro are online. It was a pretty good sale. The Alpine White 1970 Plymouth Superbird, with the 440 ci V8 and a 4-speed, sold for $215,000. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com) This was the liquidation sale of the Jerry Smith Collection. That was indeed quite a collection for one car guy to own. You can read the results of the auction here. Collectors always like to see what the current values are on their cars. There is no better way to research those prices than to follow these auction results. We hope you were able to watch the auction with us last weekend. Ninety-nine percent of the collection was offered at No Reserve. Some of the prices should encourage sellers that this 2023 spring market will  be a good one.

Studebaker Appraisal

When a Wisconsin collector wanted to know how much his 1950 Studebaker Champion Convertible was worth, he filled out our online form to have a pre-purchase inspection done on the vehicle. His purpose was to get it ready to sell, and he wanted to know what the value would be. Because it had some filler in the body and the finish had some chips and scratches, this car appraised out at a Class Three rating (the category where most vehicles fall into.) The filler was found in the usual places on these Studebakers. Overall the body was in good shape with no rust, and the driver quality repaint was a good match for the original Tulip Cream factory color. In its current condition it is a driver quality car, but a very rare one. It would be worth a full restoration. You can read the report to find out what we placed the value at.

It is a great idea to have your car appraised before you put it up for sale. We can help. Read some of our sample pre-purchase inspections at the Inspections Page today.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie

It was called a “factory hot rod” when it first came out. Classic Car Marketing, a southern California collector car broker, just posted this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie Hardtop for sale in the COL Classic Car Section this week. This one has it all … the Onyx Black finish, silver sweep and red and silver two tone interior that everybody raved about bad then. Classic Car Marketing says it is a “survivor … original … never been touched.” Even the paint is original. With only 42,000 original miles, it remains as it came from the factory. They say it is fully documented as well. The original 283 ci motor with Rochester Fuel Injection remains under the hood, and it has the original Powerglide automatic transmission, original chrome, original stianless and original interior as it should look. They say it is one of only two such original Fuelies left in existence. And this one is for sale.

Aztec Copper Fuelie Corvette

Among a handful of classic corvettes from 1957 which were listed by Mershons World of Cars is a rare Aztec Copper 1957 Corvette Fuelie Convertible which comes with a matching auxiliary hardtop. Click through the photos on this one. It is well worth your time. This one has won the NCRS Top Flight Award, and it comes with its original invoice and owner service policy from 1957. It is Aztec Copper with beige coves and a beige interior. The important numbers are listed in the ad description. It has the 283 ci V8 matched with an automatic transmission, and they say the fuel injection system functions flawlessly. Mershons says it is rare to find Fuelie Corvettes that run and drive this well. It comes with incredible documentation, including receipts and service records.  

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1963 Ford Falcon Sprint

Somebody with a car guy sense of humor really outdid themselves when they put together this little 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint with the Thunderbolt teardrop hood. I think you’ll get a kick out of this video done at Mershons World of Cars on this performance version of a Falcon Sprint. Nice panel gaps and fitment on the car, and the hood fits perfect. It has a 260 ci V8 under the hood mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. They say it is a blast to drive.

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1971 Chevy NovaBig Block SS 396Video
1964 Ford F100 PickupComplete frame-off restoVideo
1953 Ford F100 PickupFrame-off resto, 454 ciVideo

Collector Cars with Low Miles

1991 Corvette ZR1

Precious Metal Classic Cars out of Indiana just posted a black 1991 Corvette ZR1 for sale with only 8,978 actual miles. They say it is fully documented and comes with the LT5 V8 motor and ZF 6-speed transmission. They call it a survivor because of the low miles. It has factory electronic air conditioning. This car, with the Lotus engineered engine and performance was way ahead of its time. What a great opportunity to own a righteous time capsule like this one.

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1992 Corvette ZR1, Streetside Nashville, 19,816 miles

1980 Corvette Coupe, Classic Auto Mall, PA, 15,149 verified miles

1996 Corvette, West Port Auto Center, MO, 23k miles

1993 Corvette 40th Anniv Convt from New Bedford, MA, 26k miles

1987 Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, 24k mi

1978 Corvette, Classic Car Liquidators, TX, says 25k miles

2000 Mustang GT Convertible, Fastlane Classic Cars, MO, 25k orig mi

1978 Corvette Coupe from New Iberia, IA, 38k orig miles

1979 Corvette Coupe, Classic Auto Showplace, MI, 36k miles

1974 Lincoln Mark IV, Orlando Classic Cars, FL, 39k miles

2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convt, Classic Auto Mall, PA, 17,600 mi

2015 Mustang GT, Classic Car Liquidators, TX, 21k miles

You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1938 Jaguar SS100

Chances are you’ve seen replicas of the legendary Jaguar SS100 classic sports car. But here is a real one. It is so very rare to find one like this. Beverly Hills Car Club tells us it is a 1938 Jaguar SS100 project car that is ready for restoration. The 3.5 litre version is matching numbers, they say, with SU dual carburetors, dual exhaust outlets, S. Smith & Sons instruments, Lucas branded ammeter, convertible soft top, chrome radiator grille and bonnet louvers. This is an exquisite find for the person who knows what to do with it.

The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1956 Ford Thunderbird, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1965 Buick Sport Wagon, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr Hardtop from Lakeport, CA

1972 Porshe 911T Targa, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1967 Cadillac DeVille Convertible, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1966 Jaguar XKE Series I FHC, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.

Price Reduced

1956 Chevrolet 210

A 1956 Chevrolet 210 Mild Custom just got a little more affordable this week. The motivated seller from North Carolina lowered his price. He says it is an outstanding driver with tons of new accessories, including a fresh 350 small block. He was asking $49,900 until now. So he dropped the price to $42,000. If that is your sweet spot. you might want to give him a call.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1967 Camaro L30/M20$74,000$68,000
1963 Chevy Custom Wagon$105,000$89,500
1975 Ford Bronco$88,500$78,500
1974 Corvette L82$37,900$29,900

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

Camaro Convertible

Camaro Convertible

Resto Mod 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. Complete frame-off…
Pro Touring Chevelle

Pro Touring Chevelle

Road & Track – 1966 Pro Touring…

Street Rods

Chevy 5-Window Coupe

Chevy 5-Window Coupe

1936 Chevy 5 Window Coupe…
Pro-Touring Buick

Pro-Touring Buick

Pro Touring 1940 Buick Special…
1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe

Chevrolet Special Deluxe

PRICE REDUCED – 1940 Chevrolet…
Ford Model T Touring

Ford Model T Touring

1927 Ford Model T Touring…
Ford Model A Roadster

Ford Model A Roadster

1931 Ford Model A Roadster…

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Exotic Car Section

2020

McLaren Senna GTR

This 2020 McLaren Senna GTR is proudly…

Rock n Roll 50’s

Chrysler Windsor

Chrysler Windsor

1951 Chrysler Windsor 4-Door Sedan original…
1954

Cadillac Coupe DeVille

1954 Cadillac Coupe DeVille for sale…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

1979

Ford Bronco Ranger

This 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger…
1978

Toyota Land Cruiser

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40.…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!

Future collectibles

1988

Chevrolet Corvette Callaway

This 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Callaway B2K…

Corvettes

Corvette Collector’s Edition

Corvette Collector’s Edition

1982 Corvette Collector’s Edition Vin: 1G1AY0785C5122328.…

Pace Car

Turbo Trans Am

Turbo Trans Am

Stock original 1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans…

Find more in the SUV Section online. You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Classic Luxury

Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Cadillac Coupe DeVille

1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Approximately…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Vintage Motorcars

Chevrolet Special Deluxe

Chevrolet Special Deluxe

Beautiful 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Coupe, recent…
Chevrolet Landau Phaeton

Chevrolet Landau Phaeton

MINT 1931 Chevrolet Phaeton Convertible, high dollar…
Ford Deluxe

Ford Deluxe

1940 Ford Deluxe classic original. Restored 1981,…
1939

Hudson Series 95

1939 Hudson Series 95 Country Club 8 …

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Mopar

Dodge

Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

Govier Documented 1970 Dodge Charger with…

Plymouth

Plymouth Road Runner

Plymouth Road Runner

SOLD, SOLD. 1969 Plymouth Road Runner…
Plymouth Duster

Plymouth Duster

PRICE REDUCED – 1972 Plymouth Duster…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle

Corvette

Corvette LT-1

Corvette LT-1

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe original matching numbers with 82,000…
Corvette Convertible

Corvette Convertible

PRICE REDUCED – Big Block 1969 Chevy Corvette Convertible.…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Pontiac Muscle Cars

Pontiac GTO

Pontiac GTO

Driver quality 1968 Pontiac GTO. Frame off…
Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary

Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary

99% original 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th…

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Buick Muscle Cars

1970

Buick GS455

1970 Buick GS455 GSX Yellow. 455ci. engine,…

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.

Station Wagons

1955

DeSoto Firedome Stationwagon

1955 DeSoto Firedome Stationwagon.  291 Hemi…
Chevrolet 150 Wagon

Chevrolet 150 Wagon

Award Winning 1956 Chevrolet 150 Handyman…

Late Model Sports Cars

Mecedes-Benz 500 SL

Mecedes-Benz 500 SL

Top of the line 2005 Mercedes-Benz…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Late Model Trucks

Jeep J10 Pickup

Jeep J10 Pickup

Great looking 1979 Jeep J10…
1994

Chevrolet Silverado

1994 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 4×4.…

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

Classic Customs

Chevy C1500

Chevy C1500

1988 Chevy C1500. 5.7 FI V8,…
Mercury Custom

Mercury Custom

Mild custom 1950 Mercury in Excellent…

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.

Motorcycles

2023

Vanderhall 3-Wheel

Atomic Green 2023 Vanderhall Carmel Blackjack…

Micro Cars

1960

Nash Metropolitan

1960 Nash Metropolitan 1500  original 90.89ci…

Race Cars

Plymouth Road Runner

Plymouth Road Runner

1968 Plymouth Road Runner street race…

Imported Sports Cars

MGA Roadster

MGA Roadster

PRICE REDUCED – Restored 1961 MGA…

You’ll see more for sale in the Pro Street Section, or on the Cars On Line New Listings page.

Classic Pickups

Ford F100 Pickup

Ford F100 Pickup

PRICE REDUCED – Red 1955 Ford F100 Pickup.…
1960

Studebaker Champ

This 1960 Studebaker Champ Pickup is a super…

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.

Muscle Car Clones

1969 Camaro ZL1

In addition to all the fresh Corvettes they have listed, Mershon’s World of Cars also has a couple of COPO Camaro tributes this week. This Burnished Brown 1969 Camaro COPO 427 tribute is gorgeous. That’s because it has undergone an extensive nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. And it has the GM Performance aluminum 427 paired to a 4-speed manual transmission. It even includes the correct date coded emissions system and air pump, plus 12-bolt rear end and 4.10:1 gears. You haven’t lived until you’ve driven a big block Camaro. That’ll get your heart pumpin’.

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1969 COPO Camaro, Mershons, OH, COPO 427 tribute

1969 Camaro, Streetside Nashville, TN, Z/28 tribute

1968 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS 396 badging

1966 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, show stopper tribute

1966 Mustang Convertible, Streetside Classics, TN, GT350 Shelby tribute

1964 Ford Fairlane, Haggle Me, Thunderbolt tribute

1970 Chevelle, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS 502 tribute

1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, TN, SS tribute

1969 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS tribute

Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

Deals of the Day

1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster

Ford morphed the early first generation Thunderbirds into a mid-sized car for the young executive. It always had a trendy vibe, but when they came up with the special 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster concept, they created something that would live in the collector world forever. The Sports Roadster with its tonneau covered back seat turned it into a big two-seater sports car done American style. This one in Chalfonte Blue with a turquoise interior was just listed for sale by Mershons World of Cars in Springfield, Ohio. It comes with a Z Code 390 4-barrel motor and 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission. They say it is so much fun to drive. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is only $24,900

1963 Corvair Monza Convertible

The red 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible was posted this week by Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. It has a black interior and top and equipped with an automatic transmission, the six cylinder motor and dual carburetors. The soft top is tucked under a boot cover. The hubcaps have the Corvair branding. They tell us it is “mechanically sound” and it certainly is being offered at an affordable price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is $14,750.

1962 Studebaker GT Hawk

Elegant and stylish was the way Studebaker’s Hawk GT was seen by buyers in America. The European styling gave it a cerebral Continental air as it had everything the Mustang had except the backing of a Big Three company. This 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk is being offered for sale at Cody’s Classic Cars in Stanley, Wisconsin. They have the knack of finding good quality collector cars at discounted prices. This one came from Arizona and has cold air conditioning. It was restored about 10 years ago. It “runs and drives excellent,” they say. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday because they are only asking $21,900.

1956 Ford Thunderbird

Beverly Hills Car Club had another listing this week that you should note here. This Colonial White 1956 Ford Thunderbird is interesting because it is only driver quality, but came fully accessorized for that period. It has a Tuxedo black interior and is equipped with an automatic transmission, V8 engine, Holley carburetor, removable porthole hardtop, convertible soft top, rear fender skirts, whitewall tires, and a Continental kit. It also has a Town & Country radio and fender-mounted antenna. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. You have to take a look at it because they are only asking $26,500.

1963 Dodge Polara Convertible

We almost overlooked this one because we thought the price would be higher. It is a 1963 Dodge Polara Convertible being sold by a private party seller from Michigan. We wish the photos would have been better. It looks like there are some possibilities here. Look how clean the sheet metal looks. The seller says it had an inexpensive paint job so it is just driver quality. He says it runs and shifts great. He says it has a new master cylinder, cylinders, brakes, brake hoses, gas tank power top pump, fuel pump, water pump and carburetor. Even the tires are new. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $19,999.

1955 Ford Club Sedan

Another interesting ride listed by Cody’s Classic Cars is a 1955 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan. It was the first year for Ford’s new look that had everyone intriqued. Born in Memphis but raised in Arizona, this Fairlane sedan has had an older restoration which still shows well today. The 272 ci V8 and Ford-O-Matic transmission runs out well, they say. Be sure to look at all the photos to inspect the chrome and stainless. There’s a lot of it on the ’55. Click to view a walk-around video and hear it run. Remember that this is not meant to be presented as a show car, but it shows well as a clean driver quality car. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week. The asking price is $19,900. What a great way to get started in the collector car hobby.

1974 AMC Rambler Classic

How many of these could there be left alive. A funky mild custom 1974 AMC Rambler Classic 770 was listed for sale by Shelton Classics in Mooresville, North Carolina. It has the Rambler 287 ci V8 with an automatic transmission. Shelton Classics gives it a condition review in their description. The interior also has mild custom touches and is an acquired taste. You can check it out in the photos. They say the engine runs well and was rebuilt in the last five years. It will be our DEAL of the DAY later next week. The asking price is only $6,995.   Now that is affordable.

Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:

1964 Buick Special Deluxe$14,900Iowa
1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe$22,750Los Angeles, CA
1983 Chevrolet Suburban$19,500Staunton, IL
1980 MGB Convertible$14,995Mooresville, NC
1978 Chrysler New Yorker$10,350Staunton, IL
1974 Ford F100 Pickup$19,500Staunton, IL
2006 Jaguar XK8 Convertible$16,750Los Angeles, CA
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240$10,995Mooresville, NC

Cars for under $10,000:

1976 Fiat 124 Spider$6,950Los Angeles, CA
1986 Cadillac Fleetwood$9,750Los Angeles, CA
1988 Jaguar XKS V12 Convertible$9,900Joliet, IL

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Below is a list of cars SOLD Thru Cars On Line during the past week (November 04, 2022 through November 11, 2022.)

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