• One of only 499 Boss 429s built for 1970
• Full restoration to factory correct standards
• Full Marti Report
• Kar Kraft #2176
429 cid OHV V-8 with Holley four-barrel carburetor rated at 375 HP, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension via coil springs and upper and lower wishbones, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 108"
The heady days of the American muscle car was a time like no other. Never before had an automobile been built with such astounding horsepower and a day at the local drag strip could be had just by visiting the showroom of any given dealer. Chevrolet had the Chevelle and Corvette while the Mopar camp included the Challenger, Road Runner, and the Hemi Cuda. Even the independent American Motors had several horses in the race with the Javelin and AMX. No one expected Ford to sit on the sidelines and when they introduced the Boss 429 it seemed that the last word was written. One of the largest engines ever built for a car was wedged into the front end of Ford’s Mustang and the result was a car that had no equal. The Boss 429 was actually built to satisfy Grand National Racing rules which, at the time stated that at least 500 cars had to be built and fitted with the monster engine, then be made available to the general public in order to compete on the track. There’s wasn’t a lot of debate at Ford headquarters when it was decided that the Mustang would be just the right car to house the 429.
Offered here is an excellent example of this iconic muscle car in the way of a 1970 Boss 429 finished in Ford’s highly desirable Grabber Blue. Ford used some very bright colors for the Boss, but it was void of all of the trim, stripes and markings for which many Mustangs were known. Indeed, the only tell tale sign that this is one of the most powerful Mustangs ever built was the simple 429 on the front fender and a sinister black hood scoop, that was the largest ever fitted to Mustang. This Boss 429 is KK2176 and has undergone a full restoration that has returned it to factory new condition with no detail overlooked. All factory chalk markings are accounted for and this is a car that would score high points at any judged event. It rides on factory-correct Ford rims with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires. The interior is finished in white with classic muscle car bucket seats and the standard for 1970 Hurst four-speed shifter. The heart of the 429 is its conservatively rated 375 horsepower V-8 that was retrofitted for Ford at Kar Kraft Industries. All Boss 429s were literally hand-built as shoehorning the massive engine required custom fabrication that involved relocating the shock towers and relocating the battery to the trunk. This Boss also comes with a full Marti Report, original window sticker, and all factory manuals.
The Boss 429 is in a league of its own. The immense power, combined with Ford’s winning styling for the 1970 Mustang, makes it a car like no other. Only 499 Boss 429s were built for 1970 and they did not return in 1971. These legendary cars are indeed a rare sight and this example, with its brilliant color combination and dedication to authenticity, is certainly a car that will turn heads and command respect wherever it goes.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429