We are taking a week off of the Speedway Fords and Mercurys Newsletter reprints to bring you this breaking news from Ford!
For all this time we all thought we owned a 1969 Ford Talladega or 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler/Spoiler II and now the truth comes out. Ford called them 1969 1/2 models! This practice has become common but was not so back in the day. This letter dated March 3, 1969 concerns some of the Government approvals of the new Spoiler II. Donald Eichstaedt of Ford’s Advanced Concepts Department clearly refers to the Talladega and Spoiler II as 1969 1/2 models.
Thank you to resident Guru Rick Ochs for this contribution.