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Record Selling Price for a Spoiler?

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Cale Yarborough

For years the Ford folks have been rightfully complaining that the Blue Oval brand of Aero Cars were not getting any respect complared to the high priced MOPARs. Some of this is justified due to the lack of options and wild colors that were not available on the Talladega and Spoiler II cars. However, the argument had more validity when it came to the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Cale Yarborough and Dan Gurney Spoilers. The Spoilers could be had with a wide variety of options inclucding 4-speeds, air conditioning, 428 SCJ engines, bucket seats and much more. They already have an eye catching attractive two tone pain schemes.

At the 2024 Mecum Kissimmee Auction we saw what could be the beginning of the 1969 Ford/Mercury Aero cars getting their due respect. A 1969 Cale Yarborough 428 CJ Ram Air Spoiler sold for an unexpected $99,000 including fees! This specific car was previously featured on this site many times. Its pedigree includes multiple TV features, Magazine articles, coffee table book feature, and a Museum exibit, none of which was included in the pre-sale advertising for the auction. Could the price have been even higher with more extensive information about the car?

Is the selling price of $99,000 a sign of increased interest in these cars, a short term spike due to the proximity of the death of Cale Yarborough or just 3 bidders all with the means and desire to own a unique historical car? So few of these cars come up for sale it will be difficult to determine the correct answer in the near future.

What are your thoughts, leave your reply in the comment section at the bottom of the page.


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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