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Eye Candy: 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler

Published August 16, 2013

The Car: 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler

The Owner: Kieth Carter, Creemore, On.

The Story: Muscle buffs will appreciate the brawniness of this gorgeous 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler, which boasts a 429CJ Ram Air engine and 4-speed transmission.

It’s the pride and joy of owner Kieth Carter of Creemore, Ont., who bought the car 10 years ago and is its proud third owner.

It wasn’t the first time he had fallen under the Spoiler spell.

“I owned a 1971 Spoiler back in its original days in the ’70s, so I’ve been a lover of these cars for many years,” he says.

This one is basically an untouched original, a numbers-correct car painted Competition Gold with black comfort weave interior.

That’s the technical description. The emotional description? Pure pleasure.

“Nothing is more enjoyable that just driving this car with my wife, Martha —  the ‘behave yourself’ reminder —  and heading out on the backroads around Georgian Bay.”

Show us your candy: Do you have a beautifully restored or modified car? Send us your good-quality pics along with a few sentences about why it’s special to you. Please include your name, city of residence, make and year of the car, how long you’ve had it and if we choose it, we’ll run it in Toronto Star Wheels and online at Wheels.ca. Send your email to wheels@thestar.ca and be sure to use “Eye Candy” in the subject line.

Enjoy more candy: Click the links below to sample the full collection of past Eye Candy cars sent in by readers.

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1974 Corvette Big Block

1969 Chevelle SS

1963 ‘Barn Find’ VW Beetle

 

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