Automotive enthusiast channel Petrolicious just released this gorgeously-shot video, profiling Norwegian man Alexander Brevik, who – through some mysterious, gray market means or another – has come to own and drive a 1969 Mercury Cyclone with a 351 cubic-inch Windsor V8 and a 4-barrel Holley carb.
Of course, younger generations might well be completely unaware as to the true significance of the Mercury brand; in its final years, the badge came to signify the inexpensive, faux-luxury side of Ford’s portfolio. But back in its heyday, Mercury produced some of the coolest, most imposing muscle cars on the road.
One such model was the Mercury Cyclone.
The gorgeous, mint 1969 Mercury Cyclone featured in the video above isn’t Alexander Brevik’s sole car. Instead, he seems to keep a fleet of three or four projects stowed on his property at any given time – a man after our own heart. But the Mercury Cyclone is the only of Brevik’s automobiles to see regular use because, simply put, “when I get bored of working on my cars, I can always drive that, because that’s in good shape. I don’t have to work on it.”
“Good shape” is selling this 1969 Mercury Cyclone rather short. We applaud Mr. Brevik for keeping one of the cleanest, straightest-looking vintage muscle cars we’ve ever laid eyes upon.
And in Norway, no less.