<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680

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1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

Sold for US$ 346,000 inc. premium
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
Chassis no. 9F02Z172937
Kar Kraft no. 1680

429ci OHV Q-Code V8
Holley 735 CFM 4-Barrel Carburetor
375bhp at 5,600rpm
4-Speed Close-Ratio Manual Transmission
Competition Coil Spring Front Suspension and Semi-Elliptic Rear Leaf Springs with Traction-Lok Live Rear Axle
Power-Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes

*Restoration by marque expert Bob Perkins
*Multiple award winner including the triple crown in 1990
*In private ownership for 35 years
*Less than 3,500 original miles
*Extremely well documented with original window sticker, Kar Kraft inspection report, and Marti Report


THE "BOSS" MUSTANG

It is simply the most awesome regular production Ford Mustang ever created and it really deserves the name "Boss". Created as an outlet to market their mighty NASCAR 429 engine, which was utilized on track in the Torino-based Talladega hardtops, this was not your standard 429 V8 with a few tweaks to make it go faster. Derived from Ford's "385" program, which was the last generation of big-block Ford engines ever developed, the Boss 429 would use four-bolt mains, forged steel connecting rods, and a heavy duty forged steel crank shaft. Special cast aluminum heads were developed to mount to the block using what Ford termed "crescent" combustion chambers that were basically a modified hemispherical style system. These heads were mounted using the "dry-deck" method, which meant they were mounted metal to metal without a head-gasket. Each individual oil and water passage were sealed tightly using "O" ring style seals which proved to be very effective.

When first developed, the Boss 429 engine used hydraulic lifter camshafts, but for 1970 a more secure system of mechanical lifters was incorporated into production. Another improvement that year was a modified exhaust system that reduced any flow restrictions to a minimum. Despite these improvements, Ford did not cite any increase to the horsepower ratings. Fuel induction for the Boss 429 was achieved through the use of a single, 735 CFM four-barrel carburetor supplied by Holley, which was mounted atop a specially ported aluminum intake manifold.

NASCAR rules dictated that components had to reach minimum production numbers to be properly homologated into the racing program, but NASCAR did not require that the components be made available to the public in the same configuration as raced. Thus, the production Talladega received a 335bhp version of the "Q" code 428 cubic inch V8 matched to a C6 automatic transmission, while early competition versions were fitted with the FE block 427 ci side-oiler with the Boss 429 being introduced later in the season.

There were major production woes to be addressed with the production of the Boss 429 Mustangs. Simply put, in pure stock form, the 1969 Mustang's engine bay would not accept the Boss 429 engine! Extensive hand re-working was needed for each vehicle and Ford turned to an ally in the Detroit area to help create these most powerful pony cars ever—Kar Kraft. The association of Ford with Kar Kraft dated back to 1963 and beginning of the GT40 project that would lead Ford to the winner's circle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kar Kraft was prepared to do whatever was needed to get a car put together and deliver the ultimate in performance. With the Boss 429, or the "Boss-9" as it is often referred to today, each car was specially prepared as it came down the assembly line at the Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn. But there were a lot of parts missing from these special Mustangs when they reached the end of the assembly process, most importantly, the engine and transmission.

These incomplete cars were then transported in special carriers to the Kar Kraft facility. There they entered their second assembly line. First order of business was a rebuild of the engine bay, removing the strut towers and inner fenders, then a relocation of the front suspension mounts so as not to interfere with the mounting of the engine. Also removed from the engine bay was the battery, relocated to the trunk. A rear sway bar was fitted to help keep the car going in a straight-line during acceleration and on the road maneuvers. Engines were prepared at Ford and shipped to Kar Kraft where special mountings had to be built before the mighty V8 was shoe-horned snugly under the hood.

Other amenities added to the Boss 429 including the 3.91:1 "Traction-Lock" rear axle, and to keep track of the high-revving engine, a tachometer rated at 8,000 rpm was installed. Helping to keep the engine at an even operating temperature, an oil cooler system was added and finally a manually adjustable air-flow hood-scoop was mounted to the hood. Keeping the weight to a minimum, special ornamentation was missing from this car with a simple decal added to the front fenders proclaiming the car as the "Boss 429". The only other visual cues to this super Mustang's identity were the Magnum 500 wheels and a front spoiler to aid in providing a bit of downward force. One final touch was added, the application of a small silver sticker with the letter "KK" and found control numbers applied to the rear face of the drivers door either below the data plate for 1969 models, or the Federally required sticker on the 1970's.

The final product was capable officially of 375 horses at 5,600rpm, which were artificially reduced so as to try and keep the insurance companies from going off the charts with premium payments and possibly trying to quell an uprising from government regulators. However, from contemporary tests of the day, it was shown this engine could easily attain up to 500bph at 6,200rpm, and with a few minor modifications, significantly more!

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular Boss 429 was built in Ford Dearborn assembly plant and was completed on April 2, 1969. It was dispatched to John Bolton Ford Inc, in Maitland Florida.

The car's first owner was John Simmons of Thomaston, Georgia. Like many Boss 429 purchased, it was bought to be a potent weapon on drag strips. This of course explains the vehicle's very limited mileage.

During its drag racing career, the original boss 429 power plant spun a rod bearing. Probably to make the racing habit more affordable, John Simmons fitted a 429 cobra jet unit and stored the original engine in his barn. John Simmons retained the car until 1985, when it along with the original engine passed to Charles Hill. During this time, the car was seen by the consigner and Jacky Jones of Jacky Jones Ford. They followed the car to the owner's home and offered to buy the car.

An agreement was reached soon afterward between the consigner and Charles Hill for the purchase of both the car and the original Boss 429 Engine. At the time, the car was still in its original paint, but after years of drag racing was showing some wear. However, the car retained many of its original documents including the original window sticker, build sheet, Kar Kraft inspection report, its original Boss 429 Manual and supplement manual.

The car was sent to renowned Ford Mustang specialist Bob Perkins of Perkins Restoration. Bob is the Mustang Club of America (MCA) Authenticity head judge as well as the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Head Judge. Over the next few years, the consigner and him scoured swap meets for NOS parts to be used in the cars restoration. In February 1988 Bob Perkins delivered the restored car to the consigner's residence in Marietta, GA.

Through 1988 and 1989 the car was shown three times. It was awarded a National Point Champion with the Mustang Club of America at two different national shows. When it was shown at the 1989 Shelby Nationals it also won a national points championship. This completed the coveted Mustang triple crown.

Ever since this accomplishment the car has been in careful climate controlled storage. It was recently recommissioned by Shelby and Boss specialist, Chris Agee, of Chris Agee Resto-Racing of Loganville, GA. It is today presented in very good order. Finished in its original color of candy apple red and in a factory correct finish. The NOS parts that were sourced are still seen on the car. All together a wonderful example of the iconic Boss 429. A sure hit at any number of concours events, cars shows, or a high speed blast on the Copperstate, or Texas 1000.
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<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
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<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
<b>1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429  </b><br />Chassis no. 9F02Z172937 <br />Kar Kraft no. 1680
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