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Auction Update

 

Well, the first round is over and two more have been added. On Wednesday night the Maroon Talladega sold for a respectable $45,000 plus commission and the Blue one sold for $35,000 plus commission. This car was mistakenly previously listed as the $110,000 from last year but it was not. The early photos on the BJ site showed the car from the previous year. They are different VINs. Sorry for any confusion.

However, we now have a Full House of Aero Cars going to auction this week. In addition to the cars at BJ in Scottsdale there is another Talladega and a Spoiler II going to auction at Mecum Kissimmee, FL. Also being auctioned are two more Daytonas and a Superbird. Here is the Mecum run down on their offerings.

Lot K252 will be sold on Saturday January 17, 2015. It it listed as being a 69,200 mile original Talladega that has had the same owner for 20 years. The engine has never been apart and the mufflers are original!

69,200 original miles but does not say if paint is original.
69,200 original miles but does not say if paint is original.

Lot T135 is a 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler II. It is listed in our Registry as #21, 9H15M563977. It has previously been offered for sale by the owner for $44,000 and the price was reduced to $38,500. It is reported to be a full restoration and low miles.

MecumSpoilerIILotT135

 

Lot F180 is the Feature Car at Mecum Kissimmee. It is from the Tim Wellborn collection; a 1969 Dodge Daytona Hemi 4-speed! It is copper in color, very rare and is estimated to sell for $800,000-$1,000,000. Oh, and it only has 6,435 miles with a complete 1,000 point quality restoration.

This Hemi Daytona could break the bank!
This Hemi Daytona could break the bank!

Lot F191 is another Daytona from Tim’s collection. This one is a special 999 paint code, Omaha Orange. It is “only a 440 4-speed” but is an exceptional restoration and extremely rare. In the Daytona world a rare color is almost has good as a Hemi or 4-speed. This one is expected to sell for $225,000-$275,000.

Very rare Omaha Orange special 999 paint code.
Very rare Omaha Orange special 999 paint code.

Lot F283 is a 1969 Dodge Charger 500 which many compare to the Talladega as being similar in body modifications. Both are much more conservative in appearance than the Daytona and Superbird. Most Ford guys think that a fair comparison in value between the Talladega and Spoiler II with the 500 is more appropriate than against the two winged cars. This car is a good color and is a 440 automatic.

The Dodge 500 with its modified rear window and flush grill treatment is the MOPAR a lot of folks compare to the Talladega as should be similar in value.
The Dodge 500 with its modified rear window and flush grill treatment is the MOPAR a lot of folks compare to the Talladega as should be similar in value.

Th final aero car at Mecum is Lot 5132 a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. It is a 440 six pack with automatic on the column and bench seat. It is estimated to sell for $150,000-$175,000.

 

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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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  1. Well, both the Maroon Talladega and the Dan Gurney Spoiler II sold for $33K at Mecum. I think we can all agree that the quality of the Mecum broadcast since moving from Velocity to NBCSN leaves something to be desired (I will use my Disney language here!). Between limited days and hours of broadcast (as compared to the old days) there was no chance to see these cars cross the block and see how well (or unwell) they were promoted. The two Daytonas sold on Friday did well ($900K & $280K respectively) but the Superbird failed to sell at $140K. The Charger 500 sold for $66K which I thought was very interesting.

    I think the worst part of the new format of Mecum is that Scott Hoke and John Kramen have to shill NHL hockey and the Barclay world league of soccer!

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