Unlike the original and unrestored 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 that went up for auction at Barrett-Jackson the day before, the example you see here, which sold earlier today, is one of the more typical we see for sale. The car has undergone a full concours restoration to return the car to its factory condition as much as possible while maintaining its matching numbers drivetrain. This particular Boss 429 boasts the rare 820-S NASCAR engine found on the earlier 1969 models and comes with its warranty papers, build sheet, invoices and Marti Report. The selling price of $291,500 is definitely on the higher side of the current going rate for a prestine Boss 429, but we’re sure the new owner won’t have any buyers’ remorse.
You can read the full description on the car courtesy of Barrett-Jackson, and be sure to check out our photos live from the auction block as well.
KK #1327 is one of the early built by hand Boss 429s. It has rare 820-S NASCAR engine stock with special Ford C9AE-A heavy duty 1/2″ bolt rods, forged pistons and steel crank, high nickel HP-429 standard 2-bolt block with screw-in freeze plugs, undamaged C9AE-A original aluminum O-ringed hemi heads, forged rockers, staggered valve train, aluminum high rise Ram Air Holley carburetor intake, unique magnesium valve covers, dual points, power steering and engine oil coolers, KKX unique beefed-up lowered and widened competition suspension, staggered rear shocks, front and rear under axle unique sway bar, close ratio 4-speed, 3.91 Trac-Lok nodular rear. All Boss 429s were built the same except for the very early cars because they are more collectable with more history, as they were unique in having two different drivetrains in them. They were invoiced through Shelby automotive DSO 89-2000 and went to Kar Kraft with 428 SCJ Drag Pack drivetrains and suspension. Then they were changed to Blue Crescent forward mounted 429 CJ HO drivetrains and suspension. These early 820-S engine cars had 20 things done differently with some KKX and XE only parts. This has its original Special Performance vehicle ID tag, KK sticker, Buck Tag, all body stamped VIN numbers, glovebox warranty papers, Build Sheet, both invoices, Marti Report and all letters from Ford. The body has no damage with Ford correct original sheet meal, chrome, trim, deluxe interior, suspension, exhaust, Carlite glass, TS lights and correct Autolite, Goodyear and Magnum 500 components. It has rolled fenders, quarters and front valance form the factory. Along with factory Tachometer, unique vented trunk-mounted battery, front spoiler, power steering and brakes. There are over 300 unique individual parts and hardware totaling over 800 pieces to complete a ’69 Boss 429. This concours restoration was done with its factory seam sealer and sound deadener with correct date codes, color codes, chalk and grease pencil marks, decals, tags and stickers just as if it came off the assembly line. Original matching numbers drivetrain and was featured on the cover of “Muscle Car Review” magazine. The car is currently owned by Chad Kroeger, the Grammy-nominated lead singer of the band Nickelback, who is including a signed, custom matching guitar with the car.
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