Recently we gave you a Ford Fairlane/Torino dealer brochure for 1969. This time around it is the Mercury guys and gals opportunity to dream about how they would have ordered their Cyclone in 1969. Unfortunately, no references to special paint codes or Spoiler/Spoiler II packages are provided.
Something that always gives me a little heart burn when I see a Spoiler is how the grill is painted/blacked out. There are a number of ways it has been done but only one is correct. All are depicted in the brochure, can you pick out the correct one for a Spoiler?
Note that the graphics in the Mercury brochure are a little less “60s flower child” and a little more grown up for the more mature Mercury customers.
What I find even more interesting is the use of “dune buggies” in the brochure. Neither Mercury nor Ford ever made such a vehicle. Most that were produced were on a VW chassis and VW powered. When was the last time you saw a major manufacturer’s brochure contain a vehicle that was not of their making?
The specifications and options list in this Mercury sales tool are also more complete and detailed than the Ford document.
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