1970 Ford Mustang Boss

These are one of the few cars where the car is the cheap part

Fewer than 900 Boss 429 Mustangs were created for 1969, followed by a smaller run of just 500 copies for 1970, prior to the cancellation of Ford’s corporate racing program. Although the Boss 429 was conservatively rated at 375 horsepower in street trim, it easily developed over 600 horsepower in racing tune, and today, it remains one of the most exotic racing engines conceived and produced by Ford during the “Total Performance” years.

This well-documented Calypso Coral Boss 429 from 1970 carries Kar Kraft number 2272 and received a ground-up restoration by the prior owner, a collector from the Pacific Northwest. It may also be familiar to Boss 429 fans, since this very Mustang was featured in the March 1991 and July 1992 editions of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords. Following acquisition by the current owner in May 2001, it was sorted, and since then it has been maintained within his private collection.

As offered, the Boss 429 continues to benefit from excellent exterior paintwork and chrome, while the engine bay is highly detailed with the appropriate chalk markings and decals in place, along with the correct and oftendiscarded emissions equipment. The black interior remains beautiful and in superior condition, and highlights include an AM radio, power brakes, power steering and a Hurst shifter. A set of Magnum 500 wheels and BF Goodrich raised white-letter tires complete the package. This Boss 429 has everything an enthusiast wants: a unique and rare muscle car, stunning good looks, enormous power, and complete documentation.

Colin Comer

Colin Comer - Editor at Large

Colin is the founder of Colin’s Classic Automobiles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as SCM’s resident American car expert. His fascination with cars began at an early age, and according to him, he never grew out of it—nor does he wish to. Colin regularly appears on television, and he is the author of the books: “Million-Dollar Muscle Cars” and the “Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles.” A hands-on guy, Comer maintains an impressive collection of his own and is an avid vintage racer. He is a regular contributor to both Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines.

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