Re: 69 Mustang Boss 429
Back in early 1982 a local dealer had Boss429 #KK1311 with 14,000 miles on it for $8,500. It had been raced, cheap red paintjob, alum slot mags/wrinklewalls/headers/no air cleaner, other than that a very nice mustang..Sadly I was 18 at the time and could not get a loan. serial numbers started at 1200 and first 279 had the fulltilt nascar motor with the magnesium valve covers other goodies...it was one of them, rarest of the rare. still think about that car a lot. I did get to sit in it and fire it up- most impressive thing though was just looking under the hood- those heads are huge anyway, but crammed between the shocktowers they made the motor look even more enormous.
I think over here, they topped out in the $90-95k range in the late 90's- seen a few on ebay last few years think theyre often 70-ish now(for average...of course theres a few ultra low mileage/auctions that still go for insane prices).
Did get ahold of a nice one owner 69 302-2v fastback in 1983, still got it, but its been apart since 84-85,HOPE to MAYBE start on it this year...sitting in the garage has not been kind to its undercarrriage...love the 69-70 mustangs, but never really cared for the frontend construction- saw a link in here somewhere for an Aussie shocktower kit that eliminates upper controlarm by putting mcpherson strut in old upper shock mount- like it for appearance/clearance/and moving spring force 'out_ward' (for some reason if thats entered as one word it posts as asterisks??? WTF?) on longer/lower arm should reduce spring force at the sheetmetal tower, which might make the car last a bit longer... then just gotta find a set of boss heads for my 429 : )
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