Toronto, Ontario — Mike Morrison, the owner of a 1967 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT, is searching for a young auto enthusiast to take on his project car free-of-charge.
Morrison says he wants to “pay it forward” to someone that will actually “do something” with the rare ‘67 Cyclone S code.
Morrison, a successful auto engineer from Brantford, Ont., credits his seventh-grade English teacher for setting him on the right path. After helping Morrison pass English, the teacher sold the young man his 1970 Mercury Cougar for a mere $50.
“You’ve all heard of paying it forward—there you go, boys and girls, we’re paying it forward,” said Morrison. “Now someone can have my ‘67 Cyclone S Code for the same concept.”
According to Morrison, he’ll need to find the right candidate before handing over the keys.
“I don’t want this car to rot—I have too many things to build, and I’m getting too old to do it,” said Morrison. “I want it to go to a home where it will be appreciated—not for someone to rebuild it and sell it for $60,000. I want someone to learn, to achieve a sense of accomplishment—for them to sit there and groan, ‘ugh, I’m never going to get it done.’ Because that accomplishment is going to pay dividence in your career, your promotions, your life—everything.”
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