Browsing through the list of cars scheduled to go across the block at RM’s upcoming auction of the Don Davis Collection, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 caught our eye. The estimated sale price specifically stood out – $300, 000 to $350, 000. That range is significantly higher than the other Boss 429s sold earlier this year, which varied from the low $200, 000s up to $275, 000. So what makes this Boss 429 so special as to command a premium of nearly six figures? Well, it has 97 miles on the odometer, and according to RM Auctions, this is the lowest mileage Boss 429 on the planet.
So what’s the story behind this very original Boss 429? It was first delivered to its owner in Denver, CO who hoped to compete with the car in the NHRA’s Super Stock class. Those plans were eventually shelved, and the car went into storage for more than a decade. The Boss 429 was eventually discovered and underwent an extensive restoration including the installation of its original 429ci V8. RM says the car shows “virtually no wear” and still has all the original tags, stampings, and markings from the factory.
So what will this very special 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 sell for? We’ll find out at the end of the month when it’s sold to the highest bidder on April 27th in Forth Worth, TX. Until then, you can read more about the car below courtesy of RM’s description, or view the car in detail in the gallery.
Don Davis’ Wimbledon White Boss 429 was delivered in Denver, Colorado, in 1969, equipped with power steering, power front disc brakes, a Philco radio, a Hurst shifter, and factory competition suspension. Reportedly intended to be used on the NHRA Super Stock drag racing circuit, the project was abandoned shortly thereafter due to NHRA rule changes, and the Boss went into storage for over a decade. It was discovered years later, its original block sourced and re-installed, and the car lovingly restored to, frankly, better than it would have been when new. It speaks highly of the effort that the car had been restored, to ensure greatness it was sent to Bob Perkins, widely recognized as the master of Boss 429 restorations, who went over the Boss from stem to stern until it was absolutely correct, down to the tiniest of details. All original tags, stampings, and markings “from the factory” are present throughout and in their correct locations. Under the body and under the hood are spectacular and show virtually no wear, and all of the correct decals expected by Boss 429 experts are present.
Due to having been stored from new until its restoration, and then used as a pampered show car ever since, this Boss 429 really is “new.” The 97 miles, yes, 97 miles, on the odometer are verified accurate and original, making this the lowest-mileage Boss 429 to survive today.
Awarded a Gold Award at the 2005 Boss Car Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, this pristine Boss 429 is supplied with extensive documentation, including copies of the window sticker, factory delivery documentation, the owner’s card, the owner’s manual, all the factory tags, and a full Marti Report verifying its original options, as well as a detailed appraisal for the previous owner, in which the car’s condition is carefully detailed, and a discussion of its restoration by restorer David Randal. Combining thorough documentation, Bob Perkins vetting, and lower original mileage than any of its brethren, this is the new Boss 429 from the local dealer in 1969. It is absolutely as good as will ever be seen again.
[Source: RM Auctions, Images: Darin Schnabel]
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Muscle cars?2005-09-29 10:44:27 by mnky09
I just caught AUTOMANIAC on the history channel last night hosted by bill goldberg, the wrestler dude.
showing a history of the muscle cars from the beginning to now.
goldberg has quite the collection...the best of which is his 1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 SUPERBOSS "LAWMAN". One of only two ever made and the only one surviving after the other was crushed in shipping.
reported to be 1200 hp!! holy shit, this thing can reach 180mph in 8.5 seconds....HOLY FUCK
what a masterpiece
Boss2008-04-21 15:07:49 by aaaaaaaaaa
Boss 429's are like the "best of the best" to Mustang enthusiasts. Here's a link to a souped up one selling for 175K on ebay...google it or "ebay" it....
If it hasn't been run in decades I would suggest NOT just putting in a battery and cranking it....
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