This is another rare Ford Talladega Prototype once owned by Banjo Matthews and headed to the Forge Muscle Car Show this fall. This car is shown in its current condition, dust and all. It has been in hiding for years and was recently pulled out of storage and placed in Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, TN.
We have previously told you about the red prototype now here are a few pics of the White Banjo Matthews Prototype Talladega. The father son restoration duo of Jason and Clarence Thompson weren’t satisfied with just one prototype from the Banjo Matthews collection, they wanted both and now that is just what they have! Jason just recently purchased this car from Banjo’s son.
This is just what it looked like when Jason got it but after he placed it in the museum. You will notice the rocker moulding, rear checker board, chrome remote driver side mirror, bucket seats, console, rim blow steering wheel and A/C. There are more detail changes but lets see how good you are at finding them! If you find additional things you think are different from the production Talladega list it in the comments below.
Jason brought the car from Ashville, to Floyd’s Museum but hasn’t yet had a chance to really check it out. It had been parked since approximately 1989.
There is very little known about the history of these cars. If anyone has any information, printed materials or worked on these cars when they were built leave a comment below and we will pass it on to Jason. It is planned that both Banjo Matthews cars will be at the Forge Muscle Car Show in Kingsport, TN this October 1 and 2. You will definitely not want to miss these or the other terrific Talladega and Mercury Spoiler cars that will be on display for the Talladega Family Reunion.
We have some other related big stories coming next week on these and related cars so keep watching you won’t want to miss them.