Boss 429 Offered

KK1696 to be Sold

Larry Jewett - December 30, 2013 01:00 PM


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Like its 302-powered counterpart, the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 was named by designer Larry Shinoda after his friend Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen. The powerful but agile Boss 302 had an improved chassis and styling that were the perfect platform for homologating Ford’s new NASCAR 429 “semi hemi” engine. Thus the Boss 429 was born, built by Kar Kraft in Brighton, Michigan. This 1969 Boss 429 is Kar Kraft number 1696, one of very few still in existence that remains unrestored but for a single repaint in the original Candyapple Red. A popular and high-profile feature of the famed Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, Tennessee for approximately 10 years, it still retains its original matching numbers 429/375 HP engine, Borg Warner four-speed close ratio manual transmission and 3.91 rear end with Traction-Lok differential. The Black Deluxe interior, including Comfortweave bucket seats, console, in-dash clock, woodgrain accents, special gauges, rimblow steering wheel and Visibility Group is also original, as are the mufflers and tailpipes and the paint in the door and trunk jam areas. This car’s Competition suspension, manually controlled hood scoop, unique front spoiler, power steering and front disc brakes and trunk mounted battery are also standard Boss 429 equipment. The car sports fresh new Goodyear Polyglas tires on the original 15x7-inch chromed Magnum 500 wheels. Documentation for this rare and impressive 1969 Boss 429 includes an Elite Marti Report. It is Lot S141, to be sold at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmmee, Florida on January 25.