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How Many Talladega?

2021 UPDATE

It is that time again to answer the question; “How Many Talladega Cars Exist?”. I like to update these totals approximately one time per year. Next up will be the other major cars in the Registry: 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler, Spoiler II and Color Code cars.

You may want to go back and look at what these totals were in 2020 or 2017. If so, simply click on the year. These years will give you a perspective of how things have changed over the past few years. From 2020 until this date in 2021 an additional 10 Talladega cars were added to the Registry. I think this answers the question; “Are there any cars out there to be found?”. The answer is YES!

Of this total of 184 cars:

  • 7 of them have been crushed or parted out;
  • 40 have been confirmed but have not yet been registered, this includes cars that have been confirmed crushed;
  • 144 cars have been registered.

Of the 184 car total;

  • 69 are Royal Maroon;
  • 62 are Wimbledon White;
  • 53 are Presidential Blue.

The condition of Registered cars was provided by the owner. Every owner likely has a slightly different opinion about how good any particular car is. I have found some underestimate their car’s condition while others exaggerate it. I can also confirm that several cars that listed in one condition have since been restored or otherwise improved since they submitted the Registration. Most owners fail to update their Registrations once the restoration is completed. I will not change registrations without the owner’s submission or direction to do so.

The condition options are from 1 to 6 with 1 being the very best. You can find a more detailed description on the registration page of this site.

Condition of Talladegas*:

  • Condition #1 = 3
  • Condition #2 = 37
  • Condition #3 = 45
  • Condition #4 = 22
  • Condition #5 =34
  • Condition #6 = 6
  • Condition Unknown or not provided = 37
  • Crushed = 7
  • Total 174

CONCLUSION:

The number of Talladegas found continues to increase. More cars are being found/Registered every year. The ratio of cars Registered by condition seems to be relatively the same. Some number 1 cars have been downgraded to #2 after being put on the road. However, there seem to be more cars undergoing quality restorations than ever before.

In the near future we will also will be taking a look back to the values of these cars over the years and where they stand now. Continue watching this site for an update.

*NOTE: All conditions are based on the condition given at the time the car was registered. We know of some cars in this Registry which have been restored or improved since being registered. However, the Registration has not been updated. The owner must provide the update of the condition whether the car has been restored or totaled and crushed.

NOTE: IF YOU ARE A TEAM MEMBER AND HAVE REGISTERED YOU CAR AND NOT RECEIVED A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PLEASE CONTACT ME TO GET YOURS.

Richard

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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