Last week we showed you this photo and asked you “What’s Wrong?” Today, we will answer some but not all the questions.
This car was recently purchased out of the NASCAR driver Bill Elliott’s collection. The Date Plate reads:
(All of this could be correct for a Spoiler. If it was a Color Code Car the Color info would be blank. The build date would need to be prior to Jan. 1, 1969 to be a Color Code. This build date is February 19, 1969.)
It is reported to be a low mileage car but one that appears to have had a very rough life and little structural rust. The interior is said to be all original and in fair condition with bench seat.
First off, I am 99.9% positive this is a real Cale Yarborough Spoiler. The VIN and Data plate all support this finding. However, since the car has been modified some there is a slim chance that it could be something else.
Second, the front end is from a 1968 Cyclone.
Third, there is a chrome “Cyclone” script emblem on the rear quarter panel. A Spoiler should not have such an emblem.
Next, there is a “500” emblem on the rear quarter panel below the “Cyclone” emblem.
Some of you thought it was wrong not to have a spoiler on the rear. Some stated the missing “Cale Yarborough” and “Cyclone Spoiler” decals were wrong. Although these are usually found on the cars they are technically not necessary because they came in the trunk to be installed by the selling dealer so their absence is not wrong.
Here are a couple of more photos that might interest you about this car.
Note the GT stripe on the front fender and the 1968 front marker light.
Here is another Spoiler dealer installed item, the steering wheel wrap. This looks identical to the wraps we can purchase at auto parts stores today, is it original? I am not sure can one of you add some light on this question?
This image is from inside the trunk looking at the retaining nuts for the “Cyclone” and “500” emblems.
Are these factory or just something the dealer or some owner stuck on the car over the years? As some of you are aware there was a 1968 Cyclone GT 500 and a 1969 Cyclone 500. Could this be some ultra rare never before heard of Cyclone Spoiler 500?
This is an example of a correct Cale Yarborough Spoiler.
A Deluxe Marti Report has been obtained to help clarify the question on the “500” emblem. The Report does confirm this as a Spoiler but makes no reference to the 500 possibility. This part of the question remains open for the time being. This Cale Spoiler was sold new out of Heath Motor Co. in Carrollton, GA on March 10, 1969.