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What are you working on?

First off let me beginning by saying I know this is not Spoiler, Spoiler II or even a pre-Spoiler Color Code car. However, it is a 1969 Cyclone and it is a very rare breed. When was the last time you saw a big block ram air car? How about a 428 CJ Ram Air car with air conditioning? I can’t remember seeing one, ever. Where would you expect to find such a rare car? My bet would be in the deep south, Florida or possibly out west in Arizona. Nope, it was sold new in Lancaster California. It does get very hot there in the summer.

Where is it today and where was it discovered? Australia!

One of our Team Members down under, Chris McQuade sent me these photos and a little info on the car.

It originally came equipped with:

  1. C-6 Merc-O-Matic Transmission
  2. Courtesy Lights
  3. Electric Clock
  4. F70X14 Traction Tires w/ Raised White Letters
  5. Ram Air Induction
  6. Console
  7. Power Front Disc Brakes
  8. Power Steering
  9. Air Conditioner – Whisperaire
  10. AM Radio
  11. Rear Seat Speaker(s)
  12. Decor Group
  13. Tinted Glass-Complete
  14. Styled Steel Wheels

Chis states that the car is rust free but the paint is faded. The 69 Cyclone CJ 428 is basically an untouched driver. His plans for the car are to do some work on the interior and suspension and leaving it as it is.

 

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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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