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Day Two Look?

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 428 CJ Ram Air with Day Two modifications.
1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 428 CJ Ram Air with Day Two modifications.

Don’t get me wrong, I love all original cars and well restored original cars but I also have a thing for modified cars. Back in the day when you bought a new muscle car it didn’t stay original very long. I personally tried to see how quick I could get rid of all those stupid ugly grease pen markings under the hood! I also got a new chrome¬†open air cleaner and of course you had to have better tires and wheels. Also on the list were headers, mufflers, a new sound system and the list went on. Few all stock muscle cars were actually found a year after they hit the street. I personally think it is just a bit boring to go to a show and see nothing but all original cars. I really enjoy seeing some “Day Two Cars”.

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 428 CJ Ram Air with Day Two modifications.
1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 428 CJ Ram Air with Day Two modifications.

If you are not into this description it applies to other wise stock muscle cars that have been slightly modified with date correct non-factory bolt on items. That means, make the car look like it did back in the day once we got the car home and had time to save up enough money to buy stuff. It was not unheard of for guys not to even drive the car out of the dealership without different mag wheels, better stereo and maybe even some custom paint.

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 428 CJ Ram Air with Day Two modifications.
1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 428 CJ Ram Air with Day Two modifications.

I decided it was time to add a little day two flavor to our Cale Yarborough Spoiler. Nothing crazy, just a set of vintage torque thrust wheels with black wall tires. Katrina is a purist and was resistant to the change but I think she even approves.

What are your thoughts? All stock, Day Two or even modified like it was going to the drag strip? If you have a Day Two aero car send me some photos and I will post them on the web site.

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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