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1971 Mercury Montego MX wagon, owned forever by some now deaf dude from Payson

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1971 Mercury Montego MX wagon

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1971 Mercury Montego MX wagon

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12 comments on this post.
  1. Bryan:

    Man I would love to get one of these and insert a Cyclone grille in the front. Make a one of a kind Mercury cyclone wagon!

  2. Gonzo di Dottore:

    There aren’t many. This is a one owner car from Payson, AZ. The only other Montego MX I ever saw was on Diamonds Are Forever (at the gas station behind the van).

  3. Bryan:

    Do you actually know the one owner?

  4. Raoul Duke:

    we me him while he was filling up at a QT in Mesa, AZ last year. Nice guy, deaf, place there, place in Payson. Do not "know" him, like his name or anything.

  5. Bryan:

    Damn,…it would be a kick to get a hold of this guy to proposition him about building a cyclone wagon. It would be a one of a kind since they never made one. Only difference is the grille from the cyclone has a gunsight in the middle.

  6. Gonzo di Dottore:

    It’s a great idea, but I think the guy is wanting it stock. I’ve seen it parked at a house close to where I first saw it a couple of times, but I think that’s just @ relatives or friends.

  7. Bryan:

    yeah i’m sure he wants it to remain stock, but the only change is literally the grille…it even fits right over the headlights (with the hideaway doors). check it out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16645250@N00/6852655496/in/photostream/
    ahhhhh damn how cool!

  8. Me:

    Check out my wagon.

    http://bangshift.com/blog/RacingJunk-Find-The-Most-Bitchin-Mercury-Wagon-Ever.html

  9. Charles Barton:

    I sat on the roof of one as a child and watched Apollo 17 blast off.

  10. Bryan:

    I’ve seen that cyclone wagon before on the ‘net. Haven’t you replaced the grille with a gunsight one since that article was written?

  11. Me:

    No, I have not replaced the grille or hood. The problem with replacing these pieces is two-fold: one, most parts that are available are nowhere near as nice as the original parts on my car, and two, the prices for those mediocre parts are ridiculous. I am content with what I have done with the car thus far; the addition of a manual transmission/console and bigger gear had made the car a lot more enjoyable–except when at the gas station.

  12. Bryan:

    Yeah I hear ya on that one, it is insanely hard to find a nice cyclone grille. There is one full hideaway headlight grille (minus the middle gunsight, which sucks) for 1900 on ebay. Frickin’ insane! I saw a NOS 70 gunsight section go for a little over a thousand all by itself a while ago too. Most are rough but ya know, you’d be surprised how well a dingy looking grille can clean up. Yeah it’s tedious, but you can do it hehe. I have a center grill in basically showroom shape, but I’m saving it for my ’70 cyclone that i’m restoring. It was my first car.
    You have an amazing wagon, I’m envious! lol.

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