Mercury Comet & Cyclone Limited Edition Extra 1960-1975 Zoom

Mercury Comet & Cyclone Limited Edition Extra 1960-1975

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Product Code: MYCCX2

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This portfolio encompasses the first decade and a half of the Lincoln- Mercury Division's Comet and Cyclone. The models featured include Comet S-22, GT, Caliente, Cyclone-GT, Cobra Jet & Montego, Convertible, and Wagon.

The Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford needed to have its own mid-sized compact to go head-to-head with GM's emerging fleet of cars, the so-called Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac (BOP) trio. However, where the BOP cars were substantially new, the Lincoln-Mercury Comet was little more than a mildly modified Falcon. Does this begin to sound familiar? However, it was not long before the Comet gained a 260-cubic inch V8 engine and took on a somewhat more sporting persona that went down very well with buyers. The inexorable growth in engine capacity saw the Comet available with an enormous 390-cubic inch V8 by 1966. However, it was not only the engines that were increased in size. The Comet range quickly outgrew its mid-compact roots and was soon a mid-sized sedan that was projected against Pontiac and its sporting range of sedans. The Comet Cyclone GT, which was a real performance machine, has become a collectible today. Sadly, Lincoln-Mercury lost focus and the Comet range was allowed to wither and die which was a rather sad end to a brand for which Edsel Ford had greater dreams.

Pages: 128
Size: 7.875 X 10.625 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 200 B/W Photos
Publisher: Marston Book Services, LTD
ISBN: 9781855207134
Product Code: MYCCX2