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General Motors car designer Harley Earl unveiled a two-seater 1951 LeSabre concept car at Watkins Glen racetrack in upstate New York in 1951. While watching the field of British and Italian sports cars careening around the track on that fateful day, Mr. Earl realized that American car companies weren't designing, engineering, and building anything like those fast, stylish, lightweight, and stunning vehicles that were flying around the track with such grace and ability. American cars were all ponderously large and heavy in comparison to the lithe European machines. Even his two-seat LeSabre, though low was wide, immense, and a heavy-looking beauteous beast of an automobile. 

1964-1972 Mercury Cyclone History: Great Looks & Racing Dominance

Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.

The great-looking and eventually race-dominating Mercury Cyclone was produced from 1964 through 1972. Formerly known as the Comet with the S-22 performance package, the Cyclone started off life as the performance version of the compact Comet, from 1964 through 1967. In this article, we'll take a look back at Mercury Cyclone history and some of the details that made this model a legend.

Mercury Cyclone History