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The auction season this year has had more Ford/Mercury Aero Cars For Sale than any other time I can remember. Some of them have done very well while others have not. In my humble opinion I think the $99,000 sale of the Dan Gurney Spoiler II at the Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale this past winter set the market on fire for our cars. The upcoming Indy Mecum Auction should help give some more clarification on the direction of future values. Why?

Ford Talladega

Mecum will have at least four Ford/Mercury Aero cars up for sale. The first is a yet unknown owner white Talladega. The photos of the car look very nice but they are not complete and no VIN is listed. If you know whose car this is or what number it is in the Registry please let me know. I think it is worth noting that it is listed as one of the “Feature” cars selling on the last Friday of the Auction.

Car is For Sale!

In addition there will also be two Spoiler II cars up for grabs. One, a Cale Yarborough and the second a Dan Gurney. The Cale looks very good in the photos but does have an incorrect hood scoop and some other minor issues. It says it was restored and owned by George Preston. It is listed as a “Star”.

The Dan Gurney car is beautiful and appears from photos to be very correct. It is listed as a “Star”. The Gurney and Cale will sell back to back.

Car is For Sale!

The fourth car is a real star it is a KING COBRA! This is the car that was originally a Bud Moore car. This is a very important car to the Ford world and the hobby in general.

Seller’s Description:

– Unrestored with 837 original miles
– Formerly owned by Bud Moore, Jacky Jones and Brett Torino
– The only King Cobra with a production Torino VIN
– Documented with the original invoice from Ford to Bud Moore Engineering
– Original as-is bill of sale from Ford to Moore
– Copy of the original MSO
– 2008 bill of sale from Jacky Jones to Brett Torino
– South Carolina registrations in Moore’s name
– Marti Report
– South Carolina inspection receipts documenting the mileage
– Featured in multiple magazine articles
– Original manufacturer door sticker intact
– The door jamb is autographed by Bud Moore
– 429/370 HP Cobra Jet engine
– Automatic transmission
– Yellow exterior
– Black interior
– Factory air conditioning
– Power steering, brakes and windows
– An iconic preservation of Ford Racing history
– Owner’s manual and owner card

If all of that was not enough, there will also be at least one each of a Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird, plus Ray Evernham’s collection of race cars and other NASCAR examples!

If you want to know more about the values of the Ford/Mercury Aero Cars over the past 10 years and you are a Team Member, visit our “What’s it Worth” page.

Still not convinced that the Ford Aero Cars don’t deserve your consideration and that prices on these cars aren’t poised to take off? Click Here to Check This Out!


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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