Below is a very interesting Press Release dated December 30, 1968 from the Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company. Although it first appears to be for the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler it contains some additional information that gives a hint of things to come. The standard equipment includes a 351-4V engine but it also states it can be ordered with a “special aerodynamic front end“!
So does this mean that the Spoiler II we know was actually an option on the Spoiler? If so, it means it is an option that eliminated the possibility of other options. As I understand it, the Spoiler II designation was never used by Mercury in any of its paperwork.
Does anyone have any original records from that time that would clearly explain how buyer could order a Spoiler II? Which raises another question; could you order a Spoiler II or were they simply shipped out to select dealers to be sold?
A big thank you goes out to Marty Burke for providing this document to us.
About the Author: Some of my first memories and strongest memories of my childhood relate to cars. I still remember back when things happened based on what car I was drinving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on a unique and rare muscle car. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and their only purpose was to win NASCAR races using their Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars for sure. This site is devoted to them and their owners past and present.