In an effort to better compete against arch-rival Chrysler’s Hemi V8 engines in NASCAR, Ford looked to its Mustang in the late 1960s. Up until then, the Mustang had been more of a showboat than a true performance car, but Ford’s new 429 cubic inch engine mated to a four-barrel Holley carburetor transformed the original pony car forever. To make the most of the more than 500 horsepower the 429 put out, Ford fitted it with a thicker rear sway bar while Kar Kraft were contracted to significantly modify its engine bay to accept the beefy V8.
Through Kar Kraft, Ford built well over the 500 needed for homologation purposes; demand was sufficient for the Dearborn automaker to assemble 859 Boss 429s in 1969 in a choice of five exterior colors. This Boss 429 is 1 of 122 built in Royal Maroon.
Auctions America will be offering this example at their upcoming Fort Lauderdale auction between the 31st March-2nd April, the estimated value is between $190,000 – $220,000. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Darin Schnabel ©2017 Auctions America.