Just listen to that healthy 396 rumble! Sweet Cherry Pie, this is good lookin' big block '69 Chevrolet C-10 Texas pickup truck optioned with the 396 and warmed-over with a mild custom interior & show quality paint & trim. They don't make classic trucks like this anymore. 1969 was a GREAT year for classic cars and trucks.
The Talladega version of the Torino are all powered by the 428 Cobra Jet engine and bolted to the C-6 transmission. These special units were produced for a short run and only in 1969. They were built with the intention of making Ford the forerunner in stock car competition. NASCAR homologation rules at the time dictated that there must be a minimum of 500 vehicles produced for sale to the general public. There were 750 produced for certain, but up to 754 Talladega units in all may have left the assembly line, including the one produced for Ford's president, Semon Emil "Bunkie" Knudsen.
Some more trivia-the Talladaga may be the only vehicle ever produced with front and rear bumpers that are interchangeable-there are also many other (18 in all?) subtle changes, most for aerodynamics, that make it different from the Torino. It is six inches longer with the added nosecone; this cone is tapered to reduce the drag and grills surface area to name only a couple of the more noticeable alterations.
We're looking at a Custom 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback Raybestos Restomod built for Raybestos Brakes as a promotional sweepstakes giveaway at the SEMA Show in November 2016.
The car's being shared by Jeff Schwartz, the Owner of Schwartz Performance Inc. who is in charge of the Build Team. Jeff shares the car was found in California and although the car had many dents, it was rust free. After around 1400 hours with his Build Team this amazing Mustang looks like a 1969, however has all new parts for a modern road ready race car.