With 47 years behind him he has changed hands only three times, but not an ordinary car. It is a Ford Mustang Boss 429 1969 V8 engine with an exotic of the unusual. Best of all is that this beautiful Mustang is another jewel to be auctioned this month by Mecum Auctions, just before the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Originally purchased in 1969 at a dealership Tennessee State, this Boss 429 ended later in the hands of a collector of Mississippi, who kept the original model, which is not restored yet-indeed Goodyear tires mounted Polyglas of origin and It has only 14,386 miles on the odometer, ie just over 23,000 kilometers.
It is believed that this particular unit, which carries unused since Jimmy Carter was president, was the last to receive engine 820-S – what took only the first Boss 429, and others equipped the 820-T, the most common -. What is special about this block V8 7 liter engine capacity is its hydraulic roller camshaft a cylinder headcover of magnesium and high performance connecting rods.
Of the 859 Mustang Boss 429 made, only 279 engine mounted S code, which develops 375 hp and 610 Nm. The engine was so wide that Ford had to resort to the company Kar Kraft, also in Michigan, to install the engine in the Mustang. The eight – cylinder engine paired with a four – speed transmission, racing suspension, power steering, 15 – inch wheels Magnum 500, front disc brakes and a rear differential 3.91: 1 Traction-Lok.