Former JDSMotorsports.com Featured Car To Go Across Auction Block in Palm Beach @ Barrett-Jackson

Back in January we featured a 1969 Ford Talladega, CLICK HERE if you missed it. The car at the time was owned by my father but he has since sold the car. Well today when I was preparing our Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013 coverage I noticed a very familiar looking Ford Talladega, sure enough its my dad’s old car. It  will go across the block Saturday as Lot# 649. Needless to say I’ll be very interested to see what it brings! Below are a few pictures from the add, to see the add, CLICK HERE

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(Photos Credit: Barrett-Jackson.com)

Featured Car: 1969 Ford Talladega

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Named after famed Talladega Superspeedway race track in Alabama. The 1969 Ford Talladega was built for NASCAR. The Talladega was based on the Torino/Fairlane chassis and body but with an extended front end and various other modifications. Ford built a total of 754 cars between January 21st and February 28th of 1969. You could get Wimbledon White, Royal Maroon, or Presidential Blue. All of the Talladega’s came with the 428 Cobra Jet engine.

The Talladega did well in NASCAR competition, winning 29 races in 1969 and 1970.  David Pearson won the 1969 NASCAR Championship in the Talladega. Benny Parsons won the ARCA Championship that same year also in a Talladega.

For more information on the the Talladega visit http://www.talladegaspoilerregistry.com/

There is also some good information on the Wikipedia page. You can see it by CLICKING HERE

An example of all three factory colors

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A replica of Benny Parson’s championship race car

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A replica of David Pearson’s championship winning Talladega

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And now on to our example of this month’s featured car!

Up until a few weeks ago this car belonged to my father but it has now went to Kentucky to its new owner. This was the Wimbledon White edition of the three colors. It’s a pretty well documented car with the order sheet and build sheet. This car has an odd feature that only came factory on the 1st Talladega prototype, a functional Ram Air Hood. I assume at some point someone added it to this car.

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Featured Cars Section

The “Featured Cars” section is something we played around with a little bit last year but never really jumped into full time. That is going to change in 2013. We will have at LEAST one feature car per month, if not more. Then at the end of the year hopefully if all goes well we will offer a 2014 Calendar with the feature cars on it.  So stay tuned our first feature car of 2013 will be out tomorrow! Until then, take a look back at the three feature cars of 2013!

1985 Porsche

1932 Ford Coupe

1941 Plymouth Woodie