Defying convention, the NASCAR 1969 Boss 429 Mustang was one of the most successful homologation stories in NASCAR history even though the revered Boss 9 Mustang never took the track in competition. In order to get the KK Boss 429 motor certified for NASCAR competition Ford had to produce a street version of a car that used the Boss 429 big block Semi-Hemi engine. Although Ford raced this motor in the Torino Talladega in NASCAR, they believed they would sell more cars if they put the Boss 9 motor in their most popular seller, the Mustang Pony car for homologation. NASCAR required that for any motor to be run in NASCAR competition the factory had to sell at least 500 cars with that motor in it for street use. While Ford dominated NASCAR in 1969 with the Boss 9 motor, its greatest gift to the collector car market was its NASCAR 1969 Boss 429 Mustang Pony car.
Exotic Classics of Syosset, New York has posted this extremely high quality example of an original NASCAR 1969 Boss 429 Mustang Sportsroof with low miles and a professional frame-off restoration. Click this link to see dozens of high resolution photos in great detail. They say it was restored to high Mustang Club of America standards with expense being of no consideration. Nearly every body panel and part on this Boss 9 were documented during the frame-off nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. Click here to view 300 restoration photos. The effort in documenting this restoration was well thought out and executed. It is phenomenol. They tell us everything is numbers matching on this car. Exotic Classics says it remains in concourse Gold condition, and that “the provenance and documentation are among the best we have ever seen.”
The Boss 9 is finished in Wimbledon white with black Clarion knit vinyl interior and Hi-Back bucket seats. In addition to the Boss 429 motor, it came with a close-ration 4-speed, Traction-Lok differential, Visibility Group package and Deluxe Decor Group, console, front disc brakes, power steering and competition front suspension. For a serious collector, this is one to definitely check out.