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What are you working on? Petty Torino/Talladega

David's pair of projects.
David’s pair of projects.

On our sister web site, TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com, we have introduced you to a few of the 1969 Petty Blue Torinos that are included in that site’s Registry. Recently, we heard from another owner of one of these very rare cars. David Goins is the very proud owner of, what to date is the most unique, Petty Blue Torino. There were two real Talladega Petty Blue cars built but this is not one of them. It looks like a Talladega but is not, read on.

 

Petty Torino with Dega fenders in primer the way David purchased it.
Petty Torino with Dega fenders in primer the way David purchased it.

David sent along some pictures just to point out some highlights of his project. He purchase the car in black primer with little clue that it was one of the original Petty Blue cars.

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One of the previous owners added some NASCAR style modifications. First there is the trunk lid with the trunk pin holes. Next is the very cool Holman & Moody spoiler. Another modification is the most intriguing, a one piece Talladega front clip! There is also no filler panel behind and around the bumper.

The one piece nose has the header panel welded to the fenders.
The one piece nose has the header panel welded to the fenders.

 

The front bumper has the ends left open. There is also some repaired previous damage to the right front fender( maybe a brush with a wall)?

A little nose damage.
A little nose damage.

 

As David has heard the story about the car, supposedly the man he bought the car from was friends with several guys who worked for Holman & Moody.  One of those friends had purchased the car from one of the H&M employees. It seems the owner at that time obtained the car from his father who had purchased it new out of Charlotte NC His father and the guys at H & M switched the trunk lid and installed a Talladega front-end that had been at H & M.

This Talladega fender is obviously not constructed the way factory fenders were.
This Talladega fender is obviously not constructed the way factory fenders were.

 

John McCloud (remember his Talladega and Spoiler II Rancheros?) is helping David with his project. The two of them are not sure what David has. After going over the car many times they think it’s a race car front end. Clarance Thompson (He and his son Jason restored the Banjo Mathews red prototype) has seen the car and says it has the same fender supports and caps and is welded like a prototype.

Any ideas? Is this a race fender or a prototype or something else?
Any ideas? Is this a race fender or a prototype or something else?

 

All David has to say is it looks like a Talladega, it’s a petty car with an interesting story and he likes it! Maybe someone out there can help fill in the blanks for them! David’s phone number is: 423-357-4397.

David has not told us all of the details about what his ultimate goal is for the car but is likely he is going to stick with the NASCAR theme.

 

This is interesting. The bumper corner top is not filled in. Any ideas?
This is interesting. The bumper corner top is not filled in. Any ideas?

If you would like to talk to him feel free to give him a call.

Here is where the trunk hold down pins were located.
Here is where the trunk hold down pins were located.

 

 

This is the entire front end in one piece.
This is the entire front end in one piece.
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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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