As a result of our last Post there have been some questions regarding how a Marti Report can help protect a buyer from being sold a Non-Spoiler or other Registered car on this site without being fooled by an unscrupulous seller. To help our readers we are providing you with one example of a Marti Report for each model Registered on this site. We have also placed large graphics on each sample Marti Report to highlight what you should look for before you purchase!
Cale Yarborough Spoiler:
We are starting with a typical 1969 Mercury Cyclone Cale Yarborough Spoiler Marti Report since this is the same as the misrepresented car that recently sold at Mecum’s Palm Beach Auction and currently is for sale on eBay. This Marti Report is for a REAL Spoiler. Note that the correct MT paint code is shown in the “Color” position on the Data Plate. In the Options list it clearly lists “Two-Tone Paint”, “Cyclone Spoiler” and “Cale Yarborough Special”. You will not find either of these on a Color Code car Marti Report.
Dan Gurney Spoiler:
I have included a Marti Report for a Dan Gurney Spoiler Special to demonstrate the difference in the Paint Code identification. We are unaware of any Color Code or Pre-Spoilers in the Dan Gurney colors. You will note that the Marti Report shows the correct “MX” for the Paint Code on the Data Plate.
Dan Gurney Spoiler II:
On both Dan Gurney and Cale Yarborough Spoiler II Specials Marti Reports you will see the Paint Codes shown on the Data Plate. You will also see the Spoiler II option and either “Dan Gurney Spoiler Special” or “Cale Yarborough Spoiler Special” options shown under the options list. The Data Plate will also have the “Special Performance Vehicle” statement and special 7024 DSO (last 4 digits).
Color Code or Pre-Spoiler:
This car is often misrepresented as a Spoiler. All such cars have been in the red/white Cale Yarborough colors. We have never found a Pre-Spoiler in Dan Gurney colors. The Marti Report found below is very similar to the REAL Spoiler Report but differs in that it does not have the Spoiler option listed nor does it have the Cale Yarborough Spoiler Special option listed. The best way to tell the difference on the car without a Marti Report is to look for the Data Plate found on the driver’s door. The Paint Code will be blank on a Color Code car but will have the MT Code on a REAL Cale Yarborough Spoiler. You can also look at the Date Code on the Data Plate. If the build date is December 31, 1968 or before it is a Color Code/Pre-Spoiler. If the build date is January 1, 1969 or after it is a Spoiler (assumes all the other items are correct for a Spoiler but there is no way to confirm it without a Marti Report).
The following is a proper Marti Report for a 1969 Ford Talladega. Note the option “Talladega Package” as well as the special DSO with the last 4 numbers being 2500. The Data Plate will also have the “Special Performance Vehicle” statement.