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October 28, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

Boss 429 Sells For Over A Quarter-Million

It’s not against the grain to be flipping through a magazine and earmark a page or tear it out with the idea in mind that you’ll circle back and perhaps one day purchase that item. However, for most, these earmarks represent our wants and not our needs and more times than not fall to the wayside. Though this was not the case for the owner of this 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback who saw a “Boss 9” in Hot Rod magazine and headed went down to Mississippi and made his magazine dream a reality.

 

This Mustang would go onto be the first of many cars in the Garlin Collection and the most expensive, not just of the collection, sold at auction this past weekend in Chicago. The car was bought into the collection by a moonshiner who undoubtedly would have benefitted from the car’s number matching 429cu.-in. engine if he were to ever decide to use it for bootlegging. To this day the number matching engine remains, as does the car’s original interior, window sticker and build sheet.

 

The three owner Mustang has just 26,453 miles on the odometer and is “heavily optioned” to the point that only 14 are believed to exist in this setup. It features the striking Calypso Coral paint and was further optioned with the Drag Pack and competition suspension. A beautiful example of American muscle and furthermore of a “Boss 9” this Mustang hammered for $275,000 at Mecum’s Chicago auction.

[Photography courtesy of Mecum AuctionsBo.]

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