1969 Mustang Boss 429
In the late 1960s, Ford decided to create an engine that could compete with the famed Hemi in NASCAR racing, which was then known the “Grand National Division.” The Mustang was the natural choice to showcase Ford’s raw power and the resulting musclecar would set the performance world on edge. In 1969 and 1970, select Mustangs were shipped to Kar Kraft Industries in Dearborn, Michigan, who in turn reworked the entire front end creating enough room to fit a monster 429 cubic-inch V-8. The end result was the astounding “Boss 429” Mustang, and with a rating of 375 horsepower, the incredible combination would go on to write the book on street performance in the 1960s.
This beautiful example (serial number KK1736) is a 1969 Boss 429 finished in Candy Apple Red and still has its original black interior. This Boss features all of its correct factor markings and also runs as good as it looks. Restored from an excellent survivor car, it recently underwent a ground up restoration by top Mustang restorer and MCA Judge Bill Fioretti, and has been driven a mere 100 miles since. KK1736 also carries its matching numbers engine, transmission, build sheet, and Marti report. Power for this Boss 429 comes from its factory correct 429 T motor with aluminum O-ring heads. This Boss 429 receives high marks where ever it is shown and always gathers its fair share of crowds. While there are many Mustangs, the Boss 429 is certainly the rarest of the breed and the most powerful pony to ever prowl the streets.
The muscle car is a unique chapter American Automotive history and this Boss 429 represents the very pinnacle of performance. These incredible performance machines were only built for two years, but in that short time they managed to gain legendary status as a premier muscle car. The production numbers tell the story; only 859 were built in 1969, and just 499 in 1970. The chance to own a piece of Ford’s performance history is even rarer still and KK1736 is a Boss 429 that represents a unique opportunity for the discriminating collector.