Over the past few weeks we have had some new articles on the King Cobra and clones being sold and other related discussions. How about a new one in the mix? What is this? Is it a Spoiler II wagon?
Why would Ford/Mercury want to build a car designed for NASCAR as a wagon? Notice the wing on the top and the Olds Vista Crusier style roof. The photo appears to be dated 1-31-69.
Was this some way out there aero search for more down force on the rearend? Could we have seen station wagon race cars in 1970/71?
Is this a clay mock up, fiberglass build or a small scale design attempt?
I have no answers; how about some of you? John Kraft, Rick Ochs? You guys with history what can you tell us?
About the Author: Some of my first memories and strongest memories of my childhood relate to cars. I still remember back when things happened based on what car I was drinving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on a unique and rare muscle car. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and their only purpose was to win NASCAR races using their Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars for sure. This site is devoted to them and their owners past and present.