• Apr 10, 2011
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The seller of this 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 bought it from its original Akron, Ohio owner who racked up a scant 4,405 miles before offloading it back in the day. It's been garage-kept all its life, and still sports its original, terrifying bias-ply tires. According to the seller, this particular Boss 429 is fitted with the coveted 'S' engine, a feature only available on the first 279 Boss 429s produced.

The current owner says he bought the car in excellent shape in 2007 and had it professionally cleaned and re-awoke the engine after a long slumber. Since then, the car has been pampered and its astonishing mileage preserved.

Despite its low mileage, the Boss participated in, and won, a couple bracket races when new. The quarter windows still carry the winner's stickers. The price for this all-original time capsule is enough to make even the most-hardcore Mustang fan gulp. Buy-It-Now is set at an astounding $550,000. Is it worth it? Have your say in Comments. Top tip, Brent!



[Source: eBay Motors]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Does every car collector have the same hackneyed gas station signage and equipment in their garages?
      As i have witnessed many times, wealth often does not come with creativity or class.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love old musclecars, I don't think any new car can even come close to the look and feel of the old boys. There's just something about the 60s that no automotive era has been able to capture. The new 2011 Mustang Boss 302 will run circles around a 1969 Mustang Boss 429, but I wouldn't hesitate for a second to pick the old car over the new one if someone asked me to choose what I wanted to drive every day.

      However, despite my love affair for old school iron, even *I* have to admit that musclecar collecting has collectively lost it's mind and that prices have spiralled out of control. 550,000$ is not a rational price for this car. I understand that they're unique and rare, but there is no way that they're worth this.

      It's not just this half a million dollar Boss 429 either. Regular musclecars have gone up so high in value that it'd be funny if it weren't so sad. A low mileage 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner with the base 335hp 383 cubic inch V8 will run you about 30 or 40 grand. A low mileage 1970 Lamborghini Espada with a 325hp V12 engine will run you about... 30 or 40 grand! What would YOU rather buy? Which one is rarer? Which one is more exotic and desirable? I'm sorry, I worship musclecars and am not that big of a fan of Eurocars, but even I have to pick the charging bull over the beep-beep bird here.

      I have a theory that the scarcity of musclecar is due to a lot of 60-ish baby boomers hoarding them because the prices are so sky high, figuring that they'll sell them at auction once they retire and use the extra cash to take a trip across the country or buy a new house. I don't blame the Boomers, but I foresee a huge glut of these cars suddenly appearing on the market once that happens and the prices taking a nosedive. It's like how the collector car people have tried to push the 1977-81 Trans Ams as the next big thing and drive the prices up, but are finding it really hard to do so when there's always 100 of them at every auction.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man I would love to have that car, but that is well over a decade's worth of income for me.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well, it's 20 years worth of fun, excitement and potential sexual performance™

        (potential sexual performance™ not guaranteed by Ford)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't know much about classic muscle cars but damn it's expansive. Did they make like 5 of those in total or something?
        • 3 Years Ago
        They were hand built by Kar Kraft for Ford to homologate the 429 DOHC engine into NASCAR, where it was later banned for being too dominant. In the two year production run, they built 1355 examples of the Boss 429.

        I'd give a testicle for a 1970 Grabber Blue Boss 429.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bwhahahahah @ $550k
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is worth what someone is willing to pay. Simple. Personally, I prefer collector cars that are good drivers and will hold value. This particular Mustang is a rarity, but will have to be kept as is and relatively unused to retain or appreciate in value. I am glad there are still a few truly original collector cars around just for the sake of it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a collector, it is an investment ..but on the top bracket expensive and doomed for museums
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great car.
      I don't know about the price being crazy.
      If you are extremely wealthy and this was a car you always lusted after when you were younger, I suppose the price is not bad as long you get your dream.

      People spend $30 million dollars on paintings that hang on the wall, so go figure...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing car... none the less a crack pipe price.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I may be mistaken, but this is the car seen on My Classic Car with Dennis Gage, the owner was "Ohio George Montgomery". -Luke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lets' see... A 40 year old muscle car or (nearly) two new Mclaren MP4-12Cs...
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's just too bad even at $500,000, you're still going to have to replace every single seal, gasket, boot, and bushing in this thing if you want it be any kind of street-able. 42 year old rubber will not be happy.
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