CORRECTION: The Blue Talladega was mistakenly previously listed as the $110,000 from last year but it was not. The early photos on the BJ site showed the car from the previous year. They are different VINs. Sorry for any confusion. You can read a little more about them on our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com.
The other Talladega at this years auction is an original style restoration. Which one do you think will bring the most money? The auction season on Aero Cars got off to a strange start at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale this year. What do you make of this? On Wednesday night the Maroon 1969 Ford Talladega sold for a price of $45,000 plus commission and the Blue Talladega, could only muster up $35,000 plus commission! You draw your own conclusions on that one.
Now we have to also look at what is coming up at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction. We now have a Full House of Aero Cars with every vesion going to auction this week. In addition to the cars at BJ in Scottsdale there is another Talladega and a Spoiler II going to auction at Mecum. Also being auctioned are two more Daytonas and a Superbird. Here is the run down on these offerings.
Lot K252 will be sold on Saturday January 17, 2015. It it listed as being a 69,200 mile original Talladega that has had the same owner for 20 years. The engine has never been apart and the mufflers are original!
Lot T135 is a 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler II. It is listed in our Registry (www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com) as #21, 9H15M563977. It has previously been offered for sale by the owner for $44,000 and the price was reduced to $38,500. It is reported to be a full restoration and low miles.
Lot F180 is the Feature Car at Mecum Kissimmee. It is from the Tim Wellborn collection; a 1969 Dodge Daytona Hemi 4-speed! It is copper in color, very rare and is estimated to sell for $800,000-$1,000,000. Oh, and it only has 6,435 miles with a complete 1,000 point quality restoration.
Lot F191 is another Daytona from Tim’s collection. This one is a special 999 paint code, Omaha Orange. It is “only a 440 4-speed” but is an exceptional restoration and extremely rare. In the Daytona world a rare color is almost has good as a Hemi or 4-speed. This one is expected to sell for $225,000-$275,000.
Lot F283 is a 1969 Dodge Charger 500 which many compare to the Talladega as being similar in body modifications. Both are much more conservative in appearance than the Daytona and Superbird. Most Ford guys think that a fair comparison in value between the Talladega and Spoiler II with the 500 is more appropriate than against the two winged cars. This car is a good color and is a 440 automatic.
Th final aero car at Mecum is Lot 5132 a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. It is a 440 six pack with automatic on the column and bench seat. It is estimated to sell for $150,000-$175,000.