Let’s be honest here, this is not a car, this is a work of art, the first word that comes to mind when you see this marvel is ‘FARRRRRRRRRRK’! This is a 1969 Ford Torino ‘Talladega Style’ built by Troy Trepanier (of course right?).
The Talladega was built by Ford in an effort to become even more competitive in NASCAR, in essence it was a slightly more aerodynamic version of the ’69 Ford Torino and approximately only 750 were ever made.
So what metal work has been done? It would likely be easier to list what hasn’t been done, the extent to which the metal on this car has been massaged to meet Troy’s vision for it is awe inspiring.
The front guards have been shortened 3 inches, widened by 5 inches and had a 1-inch-shorter-than-stock wheelbase. The only parts of the car that have not been built from scratch are the roof and doors. The front and rear guards pack more of a bulge than the original Talladega’s and the front grille along with the taillight bezels were CNC’d from large pieces of billet aluminium.
Take a look inside and you will see a no holds barred race interior.
The Torino has a Boss 429 motor under the bonnet, however this is not going to be the final motor for this car. A late model Ford block with Kaase heads is being built that will belch out over 700hp!
The best part about this car is that it is actually being built to be DRIVEN – autocross, track events and the likes!
Photos Thanks to hotrod.com