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1970 Spoiler II Wagon

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?

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Richard

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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  1. Richard,
    I do have some information on the King Cobra’s, sorry no info on this wagon . One thing I find interesting is that a 1970 Ford factory paint chip sheet I have states for 1970 that the Fairlane Talladega will be available only in the following colors : Code D Bright Yellow………Code N Platinum…… Code I Calypso Coral …..Code J Grabber Blue ….Code U Grabber Orange and Code Z Grabber Green.
    Could it be before Ford gave racing the axe for 1970 they planned for the Talladega to be in the 70 line up with the King Cobra’s to be a mid year model as the Talladega’s and Spoiler II’s were ?
    Thing is what would they look like a drop nose 70 or a King Cobra ?
    John Kraft states he has a lot of Ford paper on the King Cobra….may be he will post some of it here so we all could see what Ford was thinking before the axe fell.
    I will PDF in part some of the 1970 Ford paint chip sheet for all to see here.

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