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Country: United States
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Model: Cyclone Spoiler II Dan Gurney
Has MARTI report? yes
Has build sheet? yes
Has owner card? yes
Is current owner? yes
Condition rating: 2
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS NOT AN OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM BUT RATHER THE INFO SUPPLIED BY THE AUCTION COMPANY WHEN THIS CAR WAS OFFERED FOR SALE ON MARCH 12, 2011.
320 bhp, 390 cu. in. V-8 engine, single four-barrel carburetor, SelectShift three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 116″
– Offered from a prominent private collection
– A very rare NASCAR homologation special for 1969
– Desirable 390 big-block V-8, A/C and more
Following David Pearson’s 1968 NASCAR championship, Ford Motor Company engineers paid increased attention to aerodynamics and made large strides in speed and stability, creating some of the most famous stock cars in NASCAR history. Although the basic Mercury Cyclone and Ford Torino fastback bodies worked very well on shorter tracks, their large, squared-off frontal areas and recessed grilles were major sources of drag that prevented the cars from reaching their full potential on longer speedways. Accordingly, the Torino Talladega and the Cyclone Spoiler were developed, with two Cyclone variants available: the Spoiler, with a standard nose, and the radical Spoiler II, with an elongated nose similar to that of the Talladega.
Two trim options were available for the Spoiler – the red and white Cale Yarborough edition was sold east of the Mississippi, while the blue and white Dan Gurney edition was sold west of it. NASCAR mandated 500 street versions to homologate the Spoiler for competition, and estimates place the total number produced from as few as 503 to as many as 519. Of those, only about 40 percent were Dan Gurney-edition cars.
This handsome example is very presentable. Panel fit is very good, the engine bay is very original, and the upholstery appears as new. Power is provided by an optional 320 bhp, 390-cubic inch V-8 engine mated to a SelectShift automatic transmission, and other desirable features include air conditioning, bucket seats with a center console, a Philco pushbutton radio, American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels and B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A tires. A great representative of the NASCAR-homologated cars of the late 1960s, this Cyclone Spoiler II is a rare example, particularly with its Dan Gurney livery.