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I recently attended a GAA Classic Car Auction in Greensboro, NC and a 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Dan Gurney car crossed the block. The car is in our Registry and is rated as a #2 condition. It has been offered for sale many times in different locations. I looked at the car very carefully for the first time at the auction prior to its trip to the auction block. I am not currently looking for another car for our collection but I was, and still am, very interested in the market for these cars.

Would you sell your car at auction?

I have included some photos for you to look over and give me your opinion. The fee for purchasing a car at the GAA Classic Car Auction is 7% and this Spoiler sold for $26,000 plus 7% buyer fee bringing the final sale price too $27,820. The seller’s fee was also 7%, netting the seller $24,180. It was a Reserve sale with the seller removing the Reserve.

The Car.

This is a 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler. It has the 351 Windsor engine with FMX automatic transmission, PS, PB, bucket seats and console. The condition is verified as a #2. The paint is very nice with only minor flaws not noticed by most. The underside appears to be rust free and solid. Here is the sellers description, Marti Report and photos of the car just prior to auction sale.

The Questions.

Knowing this car is in #2 condition and looking at the photos below please complete the following SurveyMonkey. I will post results in a few weeks. If you want to discuss this topic in the Forum, Click Here.




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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