1969 Boss 429 Mustang*

1969 Boss 429 Mustang

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.

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Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton, Chicago native, and passionate car collector. Currently retired, but still involved in the car collection community. Reach out, happy to connect!