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Building a Ford in 1969

Watch the factory build a car.

There are lots of rumors about how Ford built the Talladega and Spoiler II in 1969. This video will not tell you all the details of how the factory built these specific cars but shows you, in general, how a Ford was born in 1969.

As you watch the video consider how the special front ends might have complicated this process and those two tone paint jobs for the Spoilers and Spoiler IIs. If you have never toured a modern automobile factory, put it on your bucket list. It is a very different process than the one shown here, yet in many ways very similar.

I am sure for you restorers out there that you wish you could have some of those specialized tools in your shop for assembly of some of those special components shown in the video like windshields, front ends, etc.


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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