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1970 Mustang Boss 429 Saved from the Junkyard

Epic Salvage: A Rare 1970 Mustang Boss 429!

Updated October 4, 2018

This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 was left for dead in a junkyard in 1975 and the original engine had been stolen. The car belongs to Keith Clark now and is still a daily driver. His brother-in-law was responsible for the find and bringing this rare Mustang back to life. He purchased the ‘Stang for $2,000 and was given a 429 Cobra Jet motor as a bonus. That sounds likes a huge bargain; but that was on the high-end back in 1975.

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The brother-in-law put the free engine he received in the car and drove it for a couple of years until he stumbled across a Boss 429 engine. He installed the motor; that made the car pretty much complete again. When he got married, and it was time to give up this toy, Clark became the new owner.

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Over the years; Clark has made this rare Mustang a restoration project and has even been offered over a hundred grand for it. He said he preferred to own and drive the car verses the money and turned down the offer.

There were only 1358 Ford Mustang Boss 429’s that rolled off the assembly line in late 1969 and early 1970. Muscle Car enthusiasts called them the Boss 9 and they were considered to rare from the beginning. They were inspired by the NASCAR version of the 429 Mustang and very few of them still exist. These cars in completely restored and pristine condition have been known to sell for over 400 grand. The majority of these cars were wrecked or left to rot like this one almost was.

This is another prime example of a diamond in the rough that could have gone to the crusher or still be in that junkyard rusted to the ground. Every once in a blue moon rare Muscle Cars from the past seem to get discovered in barns or junkyards due to the fact that their potential value was not known.

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Calvin Escobar
About Calvin Escobar

The Car scene is so diverse Where I come from, most enthusiasts recognize the amazing engineering (particularly the engines). The bulk of the ridicule originates from the manner in which many of the vehicles are modded/maintained. Thus, the jokes and or hate tends to be aimed more at the owner rather than the machine. All of which makes seeing properly sorted old Toyota's and Hondas at car meets, auto shows, and track days all the more refreshing.

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