1966 Mercury Comet

Cyclone GT Indy 500 Pace Car Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Chassis number 
    6H28S627186
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.

Chassis No.
6H28S627186

Estimate:
$ 45,000 - $ 55,000 US

Mercury built 2,158 Cyclone GT convertibles; only 100 were made to commemorate the Indianapolis 500. Furthermore, there were only 33 of these cars commissioned to be parade cars. These 33 cars were specially equipped with frame-mounted flag holders. Motor Trend in 1990 stated that “only track cars were drilled this way.” All of the 100 cars that were built for this day were painted in Candy Apple Red and had parchment bucket seats. This limited edition car has had a complete frame-off restoration with a recent color sanding.

The engines were all 390 cubic inch, 335 horsepower V-8 engines. This car is equipped with a C6 Merc-O-Matic heavy-duty automatic transmission. Standard equipment on this special car includes dual exhaust, twin scoops, fiberglass hood, GT identification, GT stripes, power top, power steering and a woodgrain steering wheel.

Included with this car is documentation, display board, new Pace Car decals and the all-important Marti Report.
1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT Indy 500 Pace Car Convertible