World’s Largest Classic Car Company Receives TOP DOLLAR for Rare Ford

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.

World's Largest Classic Car Company Receives TOP DOLLAR for Rare Ford

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…

World's Largest Classic Car Company Receives TOP DOLLAR for Rare Ford

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)

World's Largest Classic Car Company Receives TOP DOLLAR for Rare Ford

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.

World's Largest Classic Car Company Receives TOP DOLLAR for Rare Ford

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!!

World's Largest Classic Car Company Receives TOP DOLLAR for Rare Ford

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…

World's Largest Classic Car Company Receives TOP DOLLAR for Rare Ford

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Time to vent

Do you ever take just a few minutes out of your day to think where you stand? In life, at work, in a relationship? And please, take my verb lightly as I don’t mean standing in an argument or with others but simply, are you where you want to be? Is this right?

Lately, this subject has been weighing HEAVY on me. Heavy meaning staring off into the cornfields for a good half hour and/or up till 2 am forcing sleep. Could be that I am again being far to hard on myself or expecting to much to soon but why apologize or step back? If my personality is pushing me to go, go, go.. why listen to my mothers advice of ‘ Sarah, you have to slow down sometimes and just be?’ Yes, great woman and advice but again if I do.. I do not see myself on the path in which I am supposed to be.

If someone would like to sit on their couch allowing life and other peoples success pass them by everyday, that is all they will accomplish, that is what their personality is telling them to do. Mine is telling me to make the most of each situation, get ahead, stay ahead and strive to make the most of myself.

Well, that part of me very well may be because of my workaholic, real estate junkie father, Whom I envy in a way.

Unfortunately, as I embrace this aspect of myself daily, it is also my down fall. Going, going, going. That is all I do. At work I am keeping my mind busy. After work I am visiting this person, eating out, drinking there, seeing a show, simply just NEVER sitting. This then leading to my exhaustion.

I am only 23.

I have always been told I am far ahead of my age. Cool, great, and I thank you.. but I’m terrified to waste that. Should I find this a compliment? Yes, in some ways.

I hate to waste time in life and am constantly thinking of my next step. I know this because of the way I handle personal relationships and work experiences. The minute I see weakness, I want to run in the fear of wasting my own time. Call me selfish.. it’s the truth.

My point is, to myself, to my blog, to whomever reads this. Analyze where you are, but never over analyze as you might end up bag shit like me ranting through a computer screen wondering if your output on life it wrong or right.

If where you are fits, enjoy. If where you are feels unfitting, off, and draining.. time to find that next step.

I may be an over analyzer, but I also know I am growing and on to something great.

Your place is out there. Listen to yourself.

& let me tell you.. my place is NOT the Midwest!