|1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429|
courtesy of Russo and Steele
I’ve featured a Pontiac and a Plymouth, so I figured it was time I talked about a Ford from the upcoming Russo and Steele Scottsdale auction (January 16-20). And what could be nicer than a Mustang Boss? This one’s slated to go on the block next Saturday night. It’ll probably go high, because it seems to have everything and then some.
It’s a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Sportsroof 'KK1431' VIN 9F02Z164789 in Candy Apple Red. Russo and Steel say it’s a completely documented, original matching numbers, rotisserie restored car and comes with its original build sheet and owner’s manual. It still has the factory original motor, a NASCAR “S”, and is one of only 279 cars built with it. It’s also got all of the BOSS 9 components. It not only looks great, it’s in working order and only has 51,140 original miles.
As for the “KK,” that stands for Kar Kraft. According to Wikipedia, they were hired by Ford to modify existing Mustang Cobra bodies so that the Boss 429 engine could fit into them. Why? So Ford could compete against Chrysler in NASCAR’s sprint cup division. The Boss 429 Mustang was only offered in 1969 and 1970.
There’s more information on Boss 429s in this September 2007 article from Mustang Monthly. It talks about why they were built, some of the prices reached at auction, and why some may be worth more than others.