• May 26, 2010
Dan Gurney's 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans-Am – Click above for image gallery

Here's your chance to lay your hands on a piece of muscle car history. One of Dan Gurney's 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 racecars is up for bid on eBay Motors with a chilly Buy it Now price of $1.1 million. The car campaigned in a number of race series, but the biggest feather in its cap is that it helped Ford secure the silver in the 1969 Trans-Am manufacturer championship. According to the listing, this particular example was the prototype for the rest of the Trans-Am Mustangs driven that year, and it was built for Caroll Shelby's team by Kar Kraft.

Gurney whipped the car around the track at Kent and used it for practice at Sears Point, but Peter Revson piloted the Boss to its best finish of the '69 season – fourth at Laguna Seca. After Shelby walked away from the Trans Am series, the Ford spent some time as a wind-tunnel test car and made its way around a variety of race circuits, nabbing an SCCA Championship along the way. In 2003, it was restored to its 1969 configuration in concourse condition, complete with a 527 horsepower 302 under the hood.

The auction includes a mountain of documentation, including signed letters of authenticity from Carroll Shelby himself, Kar Kraft engineering drawings and a stack of period photos of the car going fender to fender. Hit eBay Motors to check it out.



[Source: eBay Motors]


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      morgan plus four
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Concourse" condition?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice but at over $1 million a bit of a joke. This is not a winning car in the TA series and may have been the prototype for Ford but you can buy a Bud Moore car that did win for a lot less money than this. To be honest, you can build an exact copy of this car for about $60K which would be accepted at many events like Bobby Rahal's new series. When is everyone going to remember that it is not 2006 any more and that big money for cars like this is gone?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I forgot a couple of things - notice that the wheels are now Panasports and not AR's like in the old photos? 527 horsepower? Not a chance that the original engine made that kind of power - no way. The best would have been maybe 450 - smells like roller cam to me and it would not be accepted at any event that does tech with that in the engine.

        As I recall, Shelby did not "walk away" from TA, Ford was tired of him by that point and sent him packing. Recall that he had little input by that point in anything at Ford? Remember that it was Ralph Moody who made the Lola/Ford GT a winner? The big price tag is pretty, but that car will not go past $250K unless the person is a complete fool.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's a Donohue Javelin Trans Am car floating around somewhere for $950K. So either both of them are overpriced, or this one is in the ballpark.

        And Herb Adams claimed 550 HP for his Pontiac GTO Trans AM car of the same era, so the HP rating could be correct.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually you can build one for $60K easily. You start with what Ford started with, a fastback 69 body, there is no reason to cut up a Boss 302. You can get a 6 cylinder fastback for less than $20K or you can buy a new body for the same amount. There are not $40K worth of parts here. I built an exact copy of the 1966 TA series winning Mustang for a lot less than $60K. It can be done...
        • 4 Years Ago
        While I agree the price is on the high side, there's no way you can build an exact copy of this car for $60k. A regular concourse Boss 302 goes 60-100k. This is an uber-rare prototype that actually raced TA. That makes it worth much more IMHO. That said, I think the extreme end of value on this car would be $500k-- max.
      • 4 Years Ago
      great luck..............auction are made for loosing one and wining one!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a car from Canepa, they deal in big ticket high dollar cars for the very wealthy. Obviously they are hoping for someone with more money than brains to snap it up as an impulse buy. Never underestimate the stupidity of the ultra rich... :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        You have neither..lol mr2 pleeeessseee what color rust brown
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not overpriced if someone is willing to pay for it. The market will dictate what this is worth at this particular moment.

      Great car though that's for sure. I bet it's a handful to drive, but oh how fun it would be to try.
      • 4 Years Ago
      At least we were spared the agony of finding out that it was in a barn somewhere.
      • 4 Years Ago
      550 HP SAE not BHP. Dyno Rear at around perhaps 300. 1972 429 was rated at 450hp SAE stock.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd be more impressed if it was left in orginal condition. It looks like an over restored trailer queen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      pretty sweet.
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