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Limited Production 1969 Ford Talladega 428 Cobra Jet

This is a limited production classic Ford race model, named after a famous speedway. Of course, some of you have already guess, it is a 1969 Ford Talladega 428 Cobra Jet. The Talladega motor super-speedway was popular NASCAR track and this particular vehicle made its debut in that speedway back in 1969.

1969 Ford Talladega 428 Cobra Jet side

On first sight, it may look like a Ford Torino but the truth is that this is a very unique car. Besides using the Torino platform, this 1969 Ford Talladega is one of only 500 required vehicles ever produced. These cars were only available in three different colors, Wimbledon white, royal maroon and a presidential blue, but they all had a satin black hood.

1969 Ford Talladega 428 Cobra Jet engine

The advantage in NASCAR racing back in 1969, was to be build an aerodynamic racecar as much as possible. Therefore, it would be more fuel-efficient, it could reach better top speed and could run longer between refuels. Some of the best NASCAR racing cars in that period were the Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II and this Ford Talladega 428 Cobra Jet.

Under his satin black hood, there is a Ford 428 cubic-inch, 7.0-liter FE big-block Cobra Jet V8 engine. Capable of producing 335 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated with a C6 3-speed automatic transmission, which spins Ford 9-inch rear-end with 3.25:1 gears.

1969 Ford Talladega 428 Cobra Jet back

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