Now This Is a LeMons Supreme Court Bribe!

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The problem with toy cars is that you can never find the Mercury you're looking for. As a former Cyclone owner, I'd long ago given up on finding a good office-cluttering Cyclone tchotchke, but check out what I just got!

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The guys on the Lincoln AssassinVIIItion Mark VIII team work for GoMotorBids.com, a vast online auction site for automotive memorabilia, and they lifted a couple dozen high-quality diecast toy cars from the GoMotorBids warehouse on the way to the track. Next stop, the LeMons Supreme Court Bribe table!

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The LeMons HQ crew immediately dropped everything and started rooting through the selection. Sure, a hyper-detailed Ferrari F40 makes a nice decoration, and you can't argue with a 1:10 scale radio-controlled Ford GT40, but I just had to take the GMP Diecast 1:24 scale 1969 Dan Gurney Special Mercury Cyclone. This car is going right next to my diecast '70 AMC Rebel Machine when I get home.

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Apologies for the crappy photographs; they're the best I can do in my badly-lit Iowa motel room after a day of busting LeMons miscreants. And thanks, Team Lincoln AssassinVIIItion!

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DISCUSSION

That is awesome. That's a car I've dreamed about owning for a very long time, not just because of its history as a homologation special, but also because of its rarity and its general lack of appreciation amongst muscle car guys.

As much as I like Chevelles, GTOs, and Chargers, something like the Mercury Cyclone or the Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 are far cooler.

On a somewhat related side note, I was at a toy store buying a birthday present for my nephew, and I happened to see the coolest Matchbox car I've seen in a while: a 1968 Citroen DS sedan. As soon as I saw it, I laughed and thought of Jalopnik, and how epically disappointed you would have been if I had not bought it.

It was the only one on the rack, and for 99 cents, it was a done deal.