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Old 03-06-2014, 06:10 PM
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Other than the stupid head light doors, it's very racy and european looking...
Yea I think they might have a little wind shutter at road speed,

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Of the just over 400 of these built ,what makes this One Of a kind
who was it built for.
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Is this the New Mexico car?

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Old 03-06-2014, 06:47 PM
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The ad does not say ,just that it is up for auction
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Of the just over 400 of these built ,what makes this One Of a kind
who was it built for.
The one built for Bunkie Knudson was unique on several points, but I believe its yellow paint was one of those points
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The articile I was reading said All of these had black interior exept 1 blue car which had beige cloth Base interior they probably other 1 only option as these were specialty built cars
This one is a mechanical difference Only one equipped with this.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:23 PM
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Other than color ( Maroon, Blue, and White ) the only other option was a am radio. That's talking about production cars. There were Prototypes, and pilot cars also. Total production 754 including the proto's and pilot cars. Pilot cars were test vehicles and crash vehicles. The special built cars ( Knudsen's, two to Banjo Mathers, Bill France, and Ralph Moody were included in the prototypes. There were 7-9 prototypes built and green, red, yellow and black were colors that were used on these cars. Also there were two 1970 prototypes built but I don't know if they were included in the total number of cars built.

Knudsen's car in reality wasn't a Talladega. It started out as a Ford Cobra Torino and it was modified as a Talladega.

If the Maroon car in the question is the one of two New Mexico Talladegas, then that makes it the last production Talladega built. As far as who owned it, all four of the owners were average citizens. It was originally bought off the floor. The first owner drove it 50,000 and the engine quit. He sold it. The second owner was a high school graduating student. He never got it running. The third owner bought it as a investment. He never got it running. The last owner knew about it, researched it, found out that it was the last one and hounded the third owner to sell it to him. He got it running.

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My goodness that is sad. I am not kidding, I am apparently a true car nut because that hurts my heart to look at that. Poor car deserved better.

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It might be the same car I don't know ,the article I read sid it was built for the Production Presedent of Ford it si the ONLY talledega with a 427 ,dosent say if it was a cammer or a FE side oiler ,it just sold at Barrett Jackson for $115000
the 70 that were refered to were King Cobras only 3 built only 2 known left,no one knows where the third is located

I don't have enough info to separate this one your floor
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Well I have found 3 other 427 cars but they were built for the track,,i am looking for the article I read on previous car it has serial # and build sheet I want to see if it was a FE or just the only 427 STREET car.
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Withdraw my original question ,I found the Exact photo with same background ,listed as a 428 Automatic,.Bad information.
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Well lets keep on the Talledaga questions.

What is kind of odd about the production cars wheel assembly's?

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Withdraw my original question ,I found the Exact photo with same background ,listed as a 428 Automatic,.Bad information.
A little more research reveals that the 427 side oilers were installed in some of the prototype and pilot cars. Some of these cars were actually built as race cars. Some of them later on were switched over to 429's. All of the production cars had 428's.

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Well I'll ask this one again. there was no response but it's the week end. I'll answer it tomorrow if no one bites'

Well lets keep on the Talledaga questions.

What is kind of odd about the production cars wheel assembly's? Remember this is a factory hot rod.

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Front track is wider than the rear?
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