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Richard Petty Fairlane

1969 Limited Edition Ford

Most of you likely only think of Talladega’s, Spoiler’s or Spoiler ll’s when you think of the However, if you are one of the hard core Members you likely know that we also do a Registry for the Petty Fairlane, Cyclone GT 500 and, Cyclone Color Code Cars. It seems in 1969 Ford/Mercury went wild with the creation of “specials”. The Richard Petty Fairlane is one of those specials but is also technically, a color code car. It is painted a special, non-standard, Ford color. Therefore, on the Data Plate on the door, the stamping under “paint” is blank.

We recently had one of the Petty Fairlanes registered. It is one we have known about but it was never registered. To date, we have only registered 4 of these cars! They are very rare and desirable. This particular car just changed hands and has/is being restored back to original as much as possible.

The new owner doesn’t want his identity or cars location published so we will keep that information to ourselves. I must say, from the photos he provided, the car is far more correct and attractive than it was in its previous #43 livery.

What makes this car extra special? its the 428 CJ under the hood!

Outside of the Petty Blue paint and 428 CJ the car does not have a lot of special features. It has a C6 automatic, Power Steering and radio with blue bench seat. The pictures do show hood pins but they do not show up on the Marty Report. Only 111 Petty Blue Torino’s were built out of the Charlotte District. I would sure like to find one in a barn somewhere!


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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