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Get that Las Vegas Swagger

Get that Las Vegas Swagger

'63 Ford FalconWhen you want to impress the ladies with a little Las Vegas swagger, there is nothing like the look from the 1960s. The casual elegance that defined the Rat Pack of the 1960s has been modernized by the gents in the film Oceans 11. Once you get the look, the car, and the music, you can cruise any strip is comfort and style.

1968 Cyclone GT

1968 Cyclone GT

1968 Cyclone GTThe 1968 Cyclone GT was one of the top performing muscle cars of the era. It ranks in the top 50 fastest muscle cars of all time on many lists and was a popular name for the Mercury car brand. The division of Ford brought out the Cyclone name in 1964 as the Mercury Comet Cyclone. It kept this naming structure through 1967, after which the Cyclone came into its own.

The Comet Rising in the 1960s

Although the car was produced by Mercury until 1977, the 1960s were the years that gave rise to the Comet. Originally planned to be a model of the Edsel, the Comet was to be one of the Ford Motor Company’s new projects for the 1960s and was labeled simply “Comet” until it received its Mercury badges in 1962. Although it was originally conceived as a new Edsel model, the Comet is in fact the twin sister to the Ford Falcon. The Comet shared many chassis, engine, interior, and body components with the Falcon, however it was bigger and more luxurious.