1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
If you are an avid collector of rare American muscle cars, the vehicle that you are looking at now is an absolute must for your high-end collection!
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is proud to offer you this absolutely gorgeous 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, the ultimate FOMOCO muscle car! As most Ford fanatics already know, the Boss 429 story is closely interwoven w/ NASCAR racing. In the mid-late 60's, Chrysler was dominating NASCAR w/ their radical new 426ci Hemi powered race cars, so Ford decided to challenge Chrysler by building a new big-block Hemi engine of its own. Thus began the process of creating the Boss 429 motor, which was developed & designed from the bottom up as an all-out racing engine. However, to use the engine on the NASCAR track, Ford had to first homologate a minimum number of engines into regular production cars. In September 1968, as Ford itself was fully committed to other work, development & production of the new Boss 429 Mustang was contracted out to Kar Kraft, Inc. of Dearborn, Michigan. Kar Kraft were faced w/ considerable obstacles in developing the Boss 429 Mustang, not the least of which was the fact that the engine bay was at least 2” too narrow for the massive new motor. They solved this w/ some radical surgery, moving the entire suspension outwards a full inch on each side. This necessitated completely new reshaped shock towers, new widened strut tower brace, new top & bottom suspension arms, new heavy duty uprights, & new heavy duty springs. A slim new power brake booster was needed to clear the huge valve cover, and the battery was relocated to the trunk to improve weight distribution. The rear suspension was beefed-up w/ staggered shocks, heavy duty springs, and a thick rear stabilizer bar. The new Boss 429 sat one-inch lower than a stock Mustang, and as a consequence, a special shortened front spoiler was fitted to preserve ground clearance. Standard features of the new Boss 429 motor included large alloy ‘Hemi’ heads, massive ports w/ huge 2.3” inlet valves (the biggest ever fitted by Ford into a production engine), heavy-duty cast iron block w/ four bolt main bearings, and forged steel crank & connecting rods. 1969 Boss 429 production ran from January thru July, w/ a total of 859 units built, and each vehicle was hand assembled by Kar Kraft. Needless to say, these limited-production, hand-built Ford muscle cars are sought after today by collectors worldwide.
This beautiful example, Kar Kraft # 1974, was built on June 13, 1969, and delivered to Kendall Ford Inc. in Eugene, Oregon. She is one of only (162) 1969 Boss 429 Mustangs that left the factory finished in the gorgeous shade of Black Jade (Code C). Factory equipment includes: 4-Speed Close-Ratio Manual Transmission, 3.91 Traction-Lok Differential, Power Front Disc Brakes, Power Steering, Competition Suspension, Functional Front Air Spoiler, Trunk Mounted Battery, Color-Keyed Racing Mirrors, Visibility Group, F60x15 Tires w/ Raised White Letters, Center Console, Interior Decor Group Deluxe, AM Radio, Deluxe Belts/Warning Light, and Magnum 500 wheels. This ‘Boss 9’ was driven and enjoyed by its original owner from 1969 to 1977, when it was sold and put into long-term storage w/ 36,400 miles on the clock. Fast forward to 2019, when she was sold to a brand-new owner, who performed a thorough cosmetic restoration from top to bottom. All of the original body panels line up beautifully, and the fresh factory-correct Black Jade paint is absolutely gorgeous w/ a bright shiny appearance throughout. All of the chrome & stainless steel trim is in show-quality condition as well. She sits on original 15” chrome Magnum 500 wheels, wrapped w/ new Goodyear Polyglas GT F60-15 tires. She has a perfect stance, and you can walk around her a hundred times and not find a bad angle. The undercarriage presents itself beautifully, and is nicely detailed from front to back.
Open the driver’s door, and you will find a Black Clarion Knit Vinyl Hi-Back Bucket Seat interior, w/ a beautiful factory-original appearance. Features include: woodgrain steering wheel, simulated woodgrain dash & door panel inserts, center console, Hurst shifter w/ T-handle, shoulder harness seat belts, and rich black carpeting throughout (the original Ford shift lever & shift knob are present and will go w/ the car). I have always loved the interior layout of the 1969 Mustangs, and it feels incredible to sit in those hi-back bucket seats w/ your right hand firmly gripping the shifter, staring out over that massive scooped hood. They just don’t build them like this anymore, period.
Now, let’s get to the heart of this beast!
Pop open the hood, and nestled inside the beautifully detailed engine bay resides the massive 429ci Boss 429 motor, lathered in Ford blue paint, w/ those unmistakable ‘Hemi’ valve covers. All of the components under the hood are factory correct, including hoses, clamps, decals, markings, etc. This has to be one of the most beautiful and ominous looking motors that ever came in an American muscle car. The engine is linked to the Toploader 4-speed close-ratio transmission, which feeds power to the asphalt-shredding 3.91 rear axle. She fires up instantly, settling into a nice smooth idle, and she runs & drives beautifully in every way. The Boss 429 is considered by many to be the ultimate muscle car of the classic era, not just because of its engine output, but also due to its excellent braking and handling. The factory power steering & power disc brakes make driving around town effortless, and when you get her out on the highway, she tracks straight & true. Originally sold to the public as producing 375hp at 5200 rpm, the real numbers behind the Boss 429 are closer to 420hp at 5600 rpm. Either way, these cars are very quick and an absolute BLAST to drive!
The new owner will receive the Deluxe Marti Report, as well as a plethora of original manuals, brochures, and Boss 429 advertisements. Again, if you are a serious American muscle car collector, and you don’t already have one of these cars in your stable, well here is your chance! Do not hesitate as she will not last long!