The title really says it all in this case. We’re looking at a true, 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler. An unusual car to say the least, and one that has practically faded into obscurity in the last four decades since it was produced. This was built for NASCAR and it comes with the looks and performance to live up to the goal of its creation.
The car belongs to Roger Weld of Elma, Washington, and he’s had it since 1983 when he traded in a Ford Granada for it. When he got it, it wasn’t quite as nice as you see today, but as a thirteen year old car, it’s nothing like the ratted out projects people take on today. “We redid the whole body and all the running gear,” Roger explained. “The dash and door panels have also been redone.”
It came from the factory with a 429 cubic-inch Super Cobra Jet engine, but now features a larger Cobra Jet Powerplant by way of a 460 cubic-incher that was purchased as a crate engine directly from Ford. “It’s never been raced so I don’t know how fast it goes,” Roger told us. “But I know it’s fast.”
The project was a twenty-year endeavor, but by the outcome of the project it was well worth it. In fact, the car was just finished in April of this year, so this thing is wearing a fresh restoration. The entire build looks it to. There is not one nut or bolt out of place.
We love Roger’s car, and we’d love to see what you folks are driving out there. If you love it, odds are good that we will too, so shoot us an email with a couple pictures and a little information on your ride, you might just see it here as one of our Street Features. Still a work in progress? No worries, we’d always like to see a project for our What Are You Working On series.