This story was provided by Mark Chubberley of Chattanoga, TN.
Skip was my Sunday school teacher in 1969. I was in 9th grade! He used to come to Church on Sundays and would leave right after the service was done and race at Englishtown or Atco! ( Pretty neat) These pics are the car when he was still driving it. ( Notice the dealer tag!) I remember one day when he came to church the car was really loud. When they first got it they welded cutouts on the pipes. He had hit something in the road and knocked one of the caps off!
I allways wondered what happen to that car. I moved away from NJ in 1976 and remember seeing the car right before I moved away still being driven with the regular fenders on it. It still had the stripes and the T on the doors. Sad thing is it probably got crushed cause no one knew what it was. I would love to recreate a car like it! I dragrace and think a car like that would be neat!
Thanks for your input Mark, just goes to show you that the stories of Talladegas running around with a standard Torino front end are real. I have heard several like this including one owner that replaced the long nose with a standard Torino after a minor front end collision.