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See who else will be in Lexington at the Concours d’Elegance

When was the last time you had the opportunity to see the first production car of a limited production car? When was the last time you had the opportunity to see the last production car of a limited production car? When was the last time you had the opportunity to see one of every color of a limited production car? One more question. When was the last time you had the opportunity to see all of these in one place?

At the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington KY on Saturday July 19th you will have that opportunity!

The very first production Talladega (Wimbledon White) owned by Richard and Katrina Fleener of Tennessee will be on display next to the very last production Talladega (Royal Maroon) owned by James and Marlene Myers of Texas. Next to these two special cars will be a Presidential Blue Talladega owned by Carl and Patti Sharp of Indiana.

Presidential Blue Talladega
Presidential Blue Talladega

Approximately 750 Talladegas were ever produced and they were all built the same with the exception of the color. Only three colors were used on the cars, Wimbledon White, Royal Maroon and Presidential Blue. In addition to the other rare Ford Aero cars at this event these three represent all other production Talladegas ever built.

First Production Talladega
First Production Talladega

 

Last Production Talladega
Last Production Talladega
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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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