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Lot # ST0076.2

1969 Ford

Mustang Boss 429

Auction:
2020 November
Run Day:
Saturday
Year
1969
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang
Doors
2
Body Color
Candy Apple Red
Interior Color
Black

1 of 201 in Candy Apple Red to Leave the Factory


Vehicle Highlights
  • Kar Kraft no. 1798
  • Sold New at Cook Whitehead Ford, Inc. in Panama City, Florida
  • 1 of 201 in Candy Apple Red to Leave the Factory
  • Florida Car
  • 429 CI NASCAR Engine
  • Recently Rebuilt Drivetrain
  • Close Ratio 4-Speed Transmission
  • 3.91 Traction-Lok Differential
  • Power Brakes
  • Competition Suspension
  • Functional Hood Scoop
  • Fully Restored
  • Black Clarion-Knit Interior
  • Color-Keyed Mirrors
  • Deluxe Decor Group
  • AM Radio
  • Visibility Group
  • Magnum 500 Wheels
  • Deluxe Marti Report
  • Eminger Shipper
  • Ownership History to 1982

Out of 857 Boss 429 Mustangs produced for 1969, this is one of 201 to leave the factory in Candy Apple Red.

Completed by Ford contractor Kar Kraft on May 15, 1969, it was sold new at Cook Whitehead Ford, Inc. in Panama City, Florida. This 1969 Boss 429 is a Florida Car.

Of the five colors offered on the 1969 Boss 429, Candy Apple Red was the brightest and the second most popular with 238 produced out of the 849 total production. Built to homologate the Hemi-head engine for NASCAR competition, every Boss 429 started its muscle car journey at Ford's Dearborn Assembly Plant before being shipped to Kar Kraft - Ford's contracted performance facility in Brighton, Michigan - with modified shock towers to allow the installation of the wide Boss 429 powerplant.

Kar Kraft's mini assembly line also installed the manually operated hood scoop, relocated the battery to the trunk and bolted on 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires. From the factory, the Boss 429 was the ultimate Mustang muscle car. With 375 HP on tap, the Boss drivetrain consisted of a heavy duty 4-speed and Ford's tough 9-inch rear end with N-case nodular-iron pumpkin, 31-spline axles and 3.91:1 gears in a Traction-Lok differential. The front shock towers received extra bracing to handle the loads from the F60x15 tires, and the Competition Suspension added staggered rear shocks to control wheel hop during hard launches.

Compared to other muscle cars of the late 1960s, the Boss 429 was tame in appearance, identified only by its wide hood scoop, chin spoiler and small "Boss 429" decals on the front fenders. Every Boss 429 received a unique decal on the driver's door with its "KK NASCAR 429" build number.

Included with the sale are two shipping invoices, the Marti Report that documents the car's status as an authentic Boss 429.