|The sport 1965 Mercury Cyclone|
1965 Mercury Cyclone
In 1965 the Comet Cyclone got all new styling! The checkered flag and Cyclone emblems were moved to the rear fenders. The upholstery design was changed and a different tachometer was used, as well as the biggest change being vertical headlights that made it look more like a Ford than Mercury. The stainless steel "chrome simulated" wheel covers remained the same.
The standard engine for 1965 was a 195 hp version of the 289 V-8 with a two-barrel carburetor. An optional engine was the 225 hp 289 V-8 that had a four-barrel carburetor. The same engine dress-up chrome appointments were retained for the 1965 Cyclone. A new optional hood was now available with twin air scoops made of fiberglass.
1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Model Production
In 1965 Mercury produced 12,347 Comet Cyclones. The starting price of these Cyclones was based at $2625.00