35: Mercury Cyclone
You’ve probably never heard of the Mercury Cyclone and there is a good reason behind that. The car was often overshadowed by the much more popular Cougar. But the Cyclone had quite a bit of hype surrounding it when it came to the market. Mercury wanted to break into the lucrative muscle car race and the Cyclone was just the right size. Unfortunately, buyers just didn’t latch onto the car and Ford ended up ceasing production.
The Cyclone offered a lot of unique features and performance at the time. The Mercury brand just wasn’t known for performance and the Cougar was hogging the spotlight. Still, looking back on this era, the Mercury Cyclone does stand out from the crowd. The unique styling and place in muscle car history make this overhyped car worth acknowledging.