I’ve always loved the Boss 429 Mustang. It was Ford’s answer to the Hemi motor (fans called it the Semi-Hemi). Shoehorned into the engine compartment, there wasn’t a spare inch of room anywhere. This car was a beast, and everyone knew it.
I chased Boss 429 cars for years. When I was willing to pay $40,000 for one, they cost $50,000. When I was willing to pay $80,000 for one, they were upwards of $90,000. I saw this one at a car auction, and knew I had to have it. It is a flawlessly restored example of an amazing car. Unfortunately, by that time they were bringing in big money. As reported in Mustang Monthly in 2006, it set a world record for the sale of a Boss 429 at over $300,000. Unfortunately, it was because I paid a world record to buy it, not because I set a world record selling it. I really should have bought one when they were $50,000.
I loved driving this car. It was one of the best cars I had when it came to starting and driving. I could leave it for months, and when I came back to it, it would always fire up immediately and run perfectly. It had a 4-speed and was just a great car to drive. In my opinion, the Boss 429 was the best classic Mustang ever made.