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King Cobra and Talladega Sold

Recently we told you about the 1970 Ford King Cobra Prototype and modified 1969 Ford Talladega that would be for sale at Kissimmee Mecum Auction in January of 2019. That time has arrived and both cars sold. Now, for the results.


This Talladega is very nice but modified in several ways. It sold at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale several years ago for approximately $110,000 which was a shocking number at the time. This time it sold for a more reasonable $46,700 including fees.
These King Cobras are extremely rare and many times controversial. The great unknown has been what are they worth? At Mecum Auction they answer was provided. With fees this car brought $192,000 far shy of the asking price over the past couple of years that neared $500,000 at one time.

With the results in, what are your comments on the results? Please leave comments below.


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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One Comment

  1. I feel Talladega sold right on the money, it would take some dollars to put it back to original (factory) shape.
    As to the King Cobra it really got more money than I was thinking it would bring…..I know the history of that car and when it came out of the field it was just a shell….sure it is a proto type body but that is it. Drive train is not original nor is the front end….I think who ever bought that car should buy the clone here in Michigan and take the front end which is said to be a repaired true King Cobra front end with Ford numbers and all and put it back on this King Cobra. Mecum set the bar high for original Muscle Cars at this auction….2 million (less fee’s)for the Super Snake 67 Shelby Mustang. Thunderbolt at 225,000 less fee’s…Glad to see prices back!
    Rick O…

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