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The 1969 Boss 429 Mustang: The World’s Best Muscle Car?

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Stating one muscle car is the best in the world, it’s a bit like saying who is the best rock band in the world. Some will straightaway shout out one group, while others will debate at length the pros and cons of many bands.
So here is an argument for the 429 Boss Mustang.

The Mustang was released by Ford to great success and did very well in its first few years, but Ford also wanted an engine and a car that could take on the mighty Hemi at NASCAR, which evolved into the 429 CU. Boss 429.
The engine was developed to be prime competition in NASCAR, so Ford had to follow the rulings of building a minimum of 500 production vehicles with the same engine.
These limited run cars were built at the KK Brighton assembly plant, Michigan.
Only 857 Boss 429s were made, with date codes ‘KK,’with the first having the code ‘KK#1201.’

Appearances can be deceiving.
The boss 429 still kept its clean, simple looks, with only the flared fenders, wide tires and huge hood scoop to give away its power.
Officially rated at 375 hp, but the reality was more like 600 hp. The Conservative figures officially given to help a little with car insurance at the time!

But why the best?
Reports of nine second quarter miles, straight-line speed’s of 175 miles an hour and a fabulous rour from the V8 engine, some of the points that make the Boss 429 iconic.
But plenty of muscle cars have these traits, it’s just the Boss 429 also has the racing heritage, looks and iconic status from the Mustang breed, which at the very least puts the car in the top five.


Yes, they were very limited, out of the reach of most, but that’s usually what makes an iconic car.

What’s your favourite muscle car and why?

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13 Comments

  1. Melissa Ultimo

    Melissa Ultimo

    November 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Boss

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  2. Tony Rodgers

    Tony Rodgers

    November 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Great car, but best? I had two, one 302 and a 1969’428 CJ. Btw, 429 came in 70’s. 😉

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    • Jay

      November 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      The Boss 429 mustang was first available in 1969.

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  3. Dave Alfredson

    Dave Alfredson

    November 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I had a friend who bought one new,few years later he sold it to his brother. I heard he has since bought it back.

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  4. Jim Polston

    Jim Polston

    November 15, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    may not be the best, but I don’t know of a better choice!

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  5. AL Pierantoni

    AL Pierantoni

    November 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    back then this car did rule coming straight from the factory

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  6. Bob Bradel

    Bob Bradel

    April 20, 2016 at 1:55 am

    oh hell yeah

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  7. Dan Metzger

    Dan Metzger

    April 20, 2016 at 2:07 am

    I,d love to havw 1..Along with a million others I,m sure!!

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  8. Steven Martinez

    Steven Martinez

    April 20, 2016 at 2:26 am

    World’s best, that’s hard to say but definitely my favorite!

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  9. Johnny Brim

    Johnny Brim

    April 20, 2016 at 2:29 am

    A real car. Mr. Maurice Galloway

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  10. Rick Ripley

    Rick Ripley

    April 20, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Black on black..

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  11. Rinaldo Palladino

    Rinaldo Palladino

    April 20, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Best Mustang Ever

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  12. Dave Callahan

    Dave Callahan

    September 15, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Best? I don’t know. Cool? Yes. 1969 was probably the best…along with 1970 for the muscle car era. Heck, even Buicks and Oldsmobiles were cool then!

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