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Super Rare Cyclone
Marti Report Verified
Factory Bucket Seats with Floor Shift Console
Upgraded 428 Cobra Jet Engine
C6 Automatic Transmission
9" 3.25 Track Loc Rear Axle
Power Front Disc Brakes
Factory Air Conditioning
This '68 is a rare find. Very few '68 Cyclone GT's were produced and very few survived the gas crunch of the 70's (as well as drag racing, drinking & driving, idiotic engine swapping into trucks, road salt & general poor driving skills). Somehow this one survived and actually thrived thanks to an engine upgrade as well as some super dry storage.
The body on this one is top notch for the breed. There are no obvious signs of accidents or off-road adventures. These do appear to be the original born-with body panels with the exception of the factory 1969 hood scoop that has been added. The only rust we could find is in the lower rear quarter panels and is pictured. The floors, trunk, cowl, rear window channel all look good. Factory red oxide paint is readily visible around much of the car. The exterior was repainted some time long ago and there have been touch ups since. The paint is old, scratched, faded, checked and pretty much worn-in, not out. I love the Patina look which on this car could easily pass as a survivor.
Inside the bucket seat interior is a game changer. The front buckets had some small repair done and look good but still show some wear. The consoles in these cars are stupid expensive as they are known to be brittle, this one has been repaired. It isn't obvious except on closer inspection. The tach & gauges all appear to work correctly. The fuel gauge works but has the normal 'reserve tank' gauge as we call it that claims low fuel at 1/4 tank. There are rare options everywhere including the speaker control, rear window defrost, air conditioning, etc. The A/C hasn't been charged for years and the heater core is bypassed. The heater controls do work nicely and the system changes levels properly which is quite rare. The carpet & door panels do show wear but again, these are 52 years old and present pretty well.
Under the hood the original 390 was evicted and replaced with a 428 Cobra Jet. Yes, its a CJ. Yes, it has C8OE-N cylinder heads and CJ specific exhaust manifolds. Yes, the flexplate has a counter weight. Etc. Upgraded to the CJ are an F-coded Police Interceptor aluminum intake manifold and solid lifters with factory adjustable valvetrain. Sitting atop the big Holley carburetor is a factory high dollar 'ram air' air cleaner assembly. The engine runs excellent and even sounds good through the original 1968 FoMoCo mufflers!!! The mufflers are rusting out so their functional life is nearing an end rapidly but they still sound good.
The C6 Automatic transmission goes into gear fine. Since sitting for 20 years we expected it to have some issues. Luckily it seems to be working fine and hasn't been leaking like we expected either.
The Magnum 500's still sport nice chrome with only minor blemishes. Brand new tires were installed, 275 60 on 15x8's in the rear and 235 60 in the front on 15x7's.
For Washington State residents only, A documentary service fee in an amount up to $150 may be added to the purchase price or capitalized cost.