When we do our annual Talladega Registry Count on how many still exist, I usually get the question, “What happened to all of them?” I recently saw an ad for Talladega parts that will help answer that question.
2020 saw some horrible wild fires in Central CA wine country. This Talladega is just one victim. Over the years, there have been many rare cars destroyed by fires.
An optimistic collector may believe that there are parts worth salvaging from this car. The only parts I see that might have any value are the front bumper, the ends of the front fenders and the header panel connecting the fenders. I would suspect that even these likely suffer from warpage caused by the fire.
There are likely the worst photos I have ever seen of a Talladega. Do you have ones that are worse? If so, send them along and we will share here. If you have the history of the damage, that should be included. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.