What would/could you do with $485,000? Purchase a luxury home? Travel? Spoil a family member or 100? …..
How about investing in one of the most renowned classic/collectible cars around today?? Well, someone took that advice and followed their enthusiast dreams recently by purchasing a STUNNING, and I do mean STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL, rare Ford from Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale.
The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429… Man, as if the picture doesn’t speak for itself, She sure stands out in any lineup. Whether you’re a die hard Chevy fan or happen to only ‘dig’ the Mopar scene, you simply CANNOT ignore it’s beauty.
But what makes this classic worth such a pretty penny? Well, I may be in the classic car industry but I was slightly puzzled myself. So I reached out to our trusted sales director @bradkline for a little advice…
Currently you may be able to find a similar ‘69 Boss for half the price but what specifics are you really purchasing? When buying a classic/vintage/collectible car these are the specifics some are looking for, mileage, rust, documentation, (ect… everyone has their own qualifications)
Well, in this case, we hit the gold mine as this gorgeous ‘69 passed with FLYING colors by featuring ONLY 13,337 actual miles, and of course being 1 of only 857 made that year.. bringing this numbers matching beauty’s price to that pretty penny which made all of our mouths drop.
As well as the extensive documentation that travels and will stay with the vehicle (finger crossed), the color doesn’t necessarily hurt the price either. It is said that – black – is one, if not THE, most desirable of colors when it comes to this particular make and model. (insert a few more dollar signs here)
She has everything going for her!!
Lets shoot into some facts >>> In 1969, Ford had a dream, to bring the 429 engine to the NASCAR track – Congrats on the, soon to be, retirementbtw Gordon (24)! – In order to do so Ford had to share this powerful dream with the rest of the world. This leading to the production of the Boss, which was made possible by Ford’s partnership with Kar Kraft of Brighten, MI. The Model had to be large enough to fit the massive 429 motor and they were just the team to do it.
With the vehicle being obviously ‘nose heavy’ the battery was strategically placed in the trunk. Gotta give that oh so disable engine ‘room to breathe!’ I mean with an output of 500 horse and a recorded top 175 mph (remember ‘recorded’.. who’s to say who has topped) no one was complaining. Being that the car is such a rarity, it hard to say what she would top at? Is 175 the max? Do we have anyone out there with enough ‘guts’ to test? Wait, what are we really asking… yea, top this rare beauty. Lets see what she can do.. personally, as much as I would LOVE to see & hear the result.. i’m on the fence.
I mean come on, recently while visiting our Fort Lauderdale location, where she is staged, I was COVERED in goose bumps. Not too sure how I would feel seeing her somewhat ‘abused’ if you will.
Regardless, with production ending in 1970 due to higher production cost and an increase in gas prices .. along with ‘Ford’s internally issues’.. I’ll always wonder. Till then, let’s treat them well.
Don’t go breaking hearts, avoid the long lost forgotten…
Ah, that’s better!