Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015: Friday Cars To Watch

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Lot 905: 1991 GMC Saudi Syclone

What makes this one cool: We mentioned another GMC Syclone earlier in the week, but this one is one of 31 “Saudi” Syclone’s that were built for export. Ultra rare, I can’t remember the last time I saw one up for sale. This one has been modded a little bit so we will see how that effects its final auction price.

 

Lot 999: 1969 Ford Talladega 

What makes this one cool: By this point, you know I have a thing for Talladega’s!

Lot 1004: 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda Convertible

What makes this one cool: HEMI, ‘CUDA, CONVERTIBLE. Need I say more?

Lot 1024: 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra “Recreation” 

What makes this one cool: Speaking of the Ford Talladega, this one is its evil big brother. A VERY rare car and personally one of my favorites of all time, this one is actually a clone. But even in clone form, this one has a lot of nice parts on it and as rare as they are, I expect this one to go for somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 grand.

Lot 1037: 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty 455

What makes this one cool: These cars were factory beasts, rare, and always bring good money.

Lot 1069: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO

What makes this one cool: A lot of COPO cars you see are restored or kept in their factory condition, but honestly, that’s not what they were meant to do, they were meant to drag race. That is exactly what this one did. With its history, it will be interesting to see if that helps or hurts its value.

Lot 1051: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

What makes this one cool: Being that there is one in my garage, I gotta keep my eye on this one!

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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