The following information was provide by our friend and guru, Rick Ochs.
After our articIe on the King Cobra Stationwagon, Rick he could not find any info on it but did come across some other data we might like to see. One thing he did find interesting is a 1970 Ford factory paint chip sheet. It states that for the “1970 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 that before Ford gave NASCAR racing the axe for 1970 they planned for the Talladega to be in the 1970 line up with the King Cobra to be a mid-year model as the Talladega’s and Spoiler II’s were in 1969?
If so, what would the 1970 Talladega have looked like? Would they have continued production of the 1969 body up until December 31, 1969 like Chevrolet did with the 1969 Camaro? Or would it have been some other configuration on the new 1970 Torino body? Possibly the 1970 Talladega could have been just another high performance Torino with little content like a Plymouth Road Runner?
Rick states that John Craft states has a lot of Ford paper on the King Cobra and possibly he can provide some insight. How about it John what do you know about the 1970 Talladega that might have been?