1969 Ford Talladega Video

1969 Ford Talladega, the wheels and tires in this photo are not correct for a Talladega.

Videos on the 1969 Ford Talladega are very hard to find. Here is one from 2008. PLEASE do NOT use the Talladega in this video as a restoration guide as to what is correct on a Talladega. When this video was shot it was in driver condition as restored by the previous owner. It was in excellent condition but was not factory correct. You will note that the Magnum 500 wheels and white letter tires are not factory correct. The gloss black hood and absence of black pinstripes on the top of the front fenders, doors and rear fenders are also not correct. On the interior, the seat material is not correct for a Talladega. Under the hood, the engine paint color is much too light and none of the emission equipment is present. Other minor details in the engine compartment are also incorrect.

Since this video was recorded, all of these items have been corrected. You can see the car, still a driver, as it exists in 2019, the 50th anniversary of the car’s release, in the very near future on this web site. The incremental steps to return it to a more factory-correct condition will be featured.

First Production Talladega

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About the Author: Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the 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. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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