Ford Mustang Boss 429 – Atop the Mustang aliment alternation that year was the allegorical Boss 429, of which alone 859 were congenital during the car’s first-year assembly run. Truth be told, these models weren’t alike congenital by Ford, which already had a bowl abounding of advancing appropriate projects. Instead, the body of the Boss 429 Mustang was farmed out to Kar Kraft.
Building the Boss 429 from a assembly Ford Mustang Boss 429 was no accessory task, back agent mounts, abeyance mounts and alike shock building had to be confused to board the 429 cubic-inch V-8. While rated at 375 application for allowance purposes, it’s broadly believed that the 429 cranked out afterpiece to 500 application in banal trim.
It was fast abundant to actuate the Ford Mustang Boss 429 through the division mile in the mid 10s, with a few modifications and the accession of annoyance slicks. To put it in perspective, a banal Corvette ZR1 is alone able of an 11.1 additional division mile, and today’s fastest assembly Ford Mustang Boss 429 (the Shelby GT500) takes 12.2 abnormal to awning the distance.
Ford Mustang Boss 429 was congenital for antagonism (and to homologate the agent to run in NASCAR), and best were apprenticed adamantine during their short-but-glorious lives. Finding an all-original, numbers-matching survivor with beneath than 2,300 afar on the alarm is hardly an every-day occurrence, but that’s absolutely what’s up for grabs on eBay, begin via Jalopnik.
For auction to the accomplished applicant is a Wimbledon White Boss 429, purchased new in 1969. Afterwards the aboriginal buyer bought the car, it was alien off to Tasca Ford in Providence, RI, for about-face into a annoyance racer, and in the 42 years back the car has alone accumulated 2,219 miles.
The accepted buyer rebuilt the agent afterwards purchase, and claims that the car will consistently run 10.5 division afar at 118 afar per hour. If you appetite to verify that on your own, the starting bid is $185,000, but alike that’s not abundant to bright the reserve.
We’d appetite to do a little accomplishments analysis on the car afore departing with that affectionate of money (assuming we had it), but if it’s as acceptable as it looks to be, it isn’t acceptable to depreciate. There aren’t abounding Boss 429 survivors left, and this one may be amid the best you’ll find.