Obviously, our focus at this web site is the Ford/Mercury Aero Cars from 1969 but we also provide some Registry services for other related 1968/1969 Ford products. These other Registry Cars include the 1969 Pre-Spoiler/Color Code Mercury Cyclone, 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 plus the 1969 Petty Torino. Each of these cars also can brag of some NASCAR connection. I think it is obvious on the Color Code and Petty cars but on the GT 500 it may not be so obvious. These cars were part of a sales promotion with NASCAR track delivery and similar promotions. These race track deliveries and promotions were also used later with the Spoiler/Spoiler II cars.
These cars received special features that were typically limited to badges and or special paint.
Very few of these car have been registered with us and arguably due to the minor distinguishing features of these specials most have been lost to time.
These cars only came in red over white. They are often mistaken for a Cale Yarborough Spoiler but are not! There are two easy ways to verify that a car is a Pre-Spoiler or a Spoiler. First, on the Data Plate located on the driver door will not have a paint code listed. A Cale Yarborough Spoiler will show “MT” as the paint code. Second, the build date for a Pre-Spoiler will be prior to January 1, 1969 (I have found one with a January 1, 1969 build date.) All Spoilers will have a build date of January 1, 1969 or later.
Total Number Registered = 12
Total Number of VINs identified = 30
Total Number of VINs found but not Registered = 5
Registered Color Code Cars By Condition:
#1 = 0
#2 = 2
#3 = 1
#4 = 1
#5 = 7
#6 = 1
We don’t know nearly enough about these cars to really provide much information. We know they were built in white and coral and possibly in green or another color but unsure and undocumented of this. The only identification or truly identifying element on these cars is the checker flag and “500” emblems on the rear quarters along with the “Cyclone” emblem. These were also “Drive A Way” track delivery special promotions.
Total Number Registered= 8
Total Number VINs identified = 15
Total Number of VINs found but not Registered = 7
Registered GT 500s by by Condition:
#1 = 0
#2 = 0
#3 = 5
#4 = 1
#5 = 2
#6 = 0
According to Kevin Marti Ford made 200 of these special Petty Blue Torinos and they came with several types of engines but all had the same interior code.
Total Number Registered= 3
Total Number VINs identified = 4
Total Number of VINs found but not Registered = 1
Registered Petty Blue Torinos by by Condition:
#1 = 1
#2 = 1
#3 = 0
#4 = 0
#5 = 1
#6 = 0