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Lot Number
33
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
Scottsdale Auction

ESTIMATE: $450,000 - $550,000
CHASSIS NO: 9F02Z187783
• Original "survivor"
• Known ownership history; fewer than 8,800 miles from new
• Original paint, interior, and "born with" numbers-matching engine and drivetrain
• 1 of only 93 Raven Black cars produced

Kar Kraft No: KK 1714

429 cid 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"


In the 1960s, longtime Ford dealer and motorsports legend Bob Tasca coined the phrase “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday.” In the case of the Boss 429, it was the other way around. The competition for sales among the 'Big Three' was at its peak, and success at the race track was seen as the vehicle to drive buyers to the showroom floor. The Chrysler 426 cid “Hemi” had dominated NASCAR racing in the late '60s, and the “Boss Nine” was Ford’s answer to the competition. To homologate the new "Semi Hemi" for NASCAR, Ford had to offer the engine as a regular production option to the public and build a minimum of 500 cars for the street. Ford introduced a limited-edition model to the Mustang line in 1969, and the Boss 429 was the most expensive and most powerful Mustang every produced to that time. The Boss 429 moniker referred to its 429 cubic-inch V-8 engine and Ford CEO Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen who had spearheaded the project and was affectionately known as the “Boss.”

Due to the sheer size of the engine, extensive modifications were made to the entire front end of the car which was too narrow to accommodate the massive block. Consequently, Ford contracted with Kar Kraft to help develop and build the Boss 429 Mustang which incorporated unique spindles, an export brace, and a rear sway bar to cope with the immense size and torque of the engine. The Boss 429 engine was designed strictly for racing, and it was commonly called the “NASCAR” motor.

These rare Mustangs were only offered for two years, and a mere 857 were produced for the 1969 model year. Each car cost a whopping $4,800 and the only factory option was color. Due to the complexity and exorbitant cost of the conversion at Kar Kraft, Ford reportedly suffered a considerable loss on each car sold. This example was built on April 19, 1969 and assigned the KK 429 NASCAR number 1714 upon completion. It was one of only 93 produced in Raven Black which was the rarest of the five factory colors offered. The car was sold new at Glover Ford, Inc. in Ottumwa, Iowa to Jim Glosser on May 5, 1969. Although designed for sustained high speeds on the oval racetracks in NASCAR, the Boss 429 also enjoyed success at the drag strip as well. Glosser was a weekend racer, and KK 1714 had accumulated a mere 500 miles when he sold it in 1971 to the second owner Gary Pierson who was also a regular at the drag strip. Six years later, Gary Poling of North Carolina purchased KK 1714 in 1979 with just 5,271 miles on the odometer, and it would remain in his care for over 35 years. The current owner acquired the car from Poling's wife with fewer than 8,800 original miles from new. Still today, this Boss 9 retains its original paint, original interior, and original "born with" numbers-matching engine, transmission, and rear end. The car has never been apart and retains all its correct and unique parts specific to this year and model. Even the carpet and headliner in the interior are the same ones installed at the factory, and the factory build sheet has never been removed from the car. The engine has been freshened and all the mechanicals have been fully sorted.

This Boss 429 presents tremendously well with extremely low mileage for a nearly 50-year-old car. Rarely do you find such an unmolested, original example with a known history from new that is finished the most desirable and lowest production color, that is a ‘numbers matching’ example and regarded as one of the greatest cars of the muscle car era. It’s level of preservation is largely unheard of in a time where these types of cars were typically driven, and driven hard. Simply put, it is quite likely one of the very best examples of its kind and worthy of consideration by even the most discerning collectors.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
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