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January 7, 2020

By: Jonathan

CARS

Boss 429 Fastback Rules Kissimmee, For Now

It’s day five of 10 at Mecum’s Kissimmee, FL auction, a city spelled like a middle school boy texting his crush pining for a smooch, and this 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback is currently the most expensive car sold.

 

While the Grabber Blue is certainly striking this car is particularly noteworthy for one reason and one reason alone, the Boss 429 engine. This car was one of 499 produced so that Ford could homologate the Boss 429 engine for use in NASCAR, making this quite literally a racecar at heart. And this particular Boss 429 was no stranger to racing. From a dealership in Georgia it made its way to Michigan where it competed on the drag strip for several years and even found its way to racing legend Jack Roush for tuning during its career. Following its racing career the car was retired and stored until 2016 when it was given a complete restoration, and second chance at life.

 

A second chance which its taking full advantage of in Florida hammering for $202,400 and leading all cars at auction at the midway point. However, its Mustang brethren the original “Bullitt” still remains, so it’s unlikely the car will retain the top spot when all said and done, but most likely will stay in the top 5 of muscle cars.

 

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