Thanks to the historical knowledge of John Craft we can give you some more of the story on the $1 sale of a Ford Torino to NASCAR’s Bill France. If you have read Craft’s comments at the bottom of the previous posts on this subject you already know the car in question turned out not to be a Talladega but a Fairlane/Torino.
Here is the only photo of the France car in color that Kraft could provide. As you can see, it was not a Talladega. Rather, it was a regular nosed Torino. Based on the gold and red livery, it appears to have been a Pearson car that had red sprayed over the blue.
As difficult, and fun, as it is to trace the history of our street cars it must take a real detective to follow the exploits of these old race cars. Thank you John Craft for sharing your photos and expertise.
Anyone else have any information or photos of this car?