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Jon Wood’s Talladega Going to Auction

We have told you before about the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2014 Auction and slightly modified and not very well detailed Presidential Blue Talladega that sold for $110,000 including buyer’s premium. Since that time there have been a few of the other Ford Aero cars sell and the prices on those seem to be up as well. A seminar was conducted as part of the Scottsdale auctions at the same time as the BJ auction. More than one of the panelist among the multiple experts from the collector car business picked the Talladega as a car to buy now. It was agreed that it is currently undervalued along with its Mercury siblings. If you are not sure what a Ford Talladega actually is you need to check out this web site and educate yourself, Click Here. Here is a hint, it is the car Richard Petty raced in NASCAR in the 1969 season; the only year he drove a Ford!

If you think you are too late or don’t want to miss out on all the fun of owning a rare 428 CJ powered Ford Talladega from 1969 you have another opportunity. Team Member Jon Wood is taking his beautifully detailed Presidential Blue Talladega to the Barrett Jackson Palm Beach FL Auction on April 11-13, 2014. Jon and his car have been regular participants at our events and we hate to see the car leave the fold and certainly hope who ever buys it will be as active as Jon.

Here are some photos of the car and if you are a serious Talladega fan this would make a great addition to your collection or the perfect foundation car to build a collection around.

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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. As someone who has seen Jon’s car, and knows what a restored Talladega should be, I can attest that Jon has one of the finest examples that I have seen. I would certainly consider it the finest Presidential Blue example. Whoever buys this car will NOT be disappointed. It is an outstanding car. I hope the purchaser will be interested in showing the car, not filing it away as an “investment.” However, I’m sure that if that would turn out to be its fate, it will pay nice dividends to its new owner, when the time comes.

    Jon has done an amazing job of restoring this car.

  2. I agree with everything that Carl has posted. Jon’s car is an outstanding example of a Talladega. I wish Jon would keep it but understand the reason why the car is for sale. Jon is truly one of the nicest guys I have met in this hobby. I hope the car brings the money that we all believe a quality car should.

  3. Thanks to everyone for the compliments on the car and the kind words about me.Marty,I consider you a great friend and a great help to me personally.About the car,I tried to restore the car as closely as I could with the help of a LOT of great people.The lot # is 415 and it is supposed to go through later on Saturday the 12th.I pray that is does well.Thank you all.

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