These Classic Ford Mustang Boss 429 Continuations Are Arriving at SEMA 2018
With an engine that’s been stroked to an enormous 514 cubic inches, know that these ‘Stangs are much more than the standard pony cars of yesteryear.
The 2018 SEMA show will be used as a platform to debut a series of all-new, Ford-licensed Mustang Boss 429 continuations. The turnkey classic Boss Mustangs are the first of three Fords from the 1969-1970 year range available from Classic Recreations, and as you'd expect, these top-notch muscle cars pack a serious punch in terms of style and power.
Based out of Oklahoma, fabrication house Classic Recreations is the first ever to offer a Ford-licensed continuation of the classic Mustang Boss and Mach 1 models.
The Boss will sport a brand-new Ford body and be fitted with a custom-built Boss 429 V8 engine that’s stroked to a massive 514 cubic-inch displacement. During the build of the powerplant, the company updates the valvetrain and ECU, and the car is given a modern EFI fueling system, opting not to use the original carburetor-based design. Backing the powerful V8 is a drivetrain equipped with a twin-disc Centerforce clutch and flywheel, which are designed to handle 1,300 pound-feet of torque.
“We chose to offer these new models because we wanted to expand our Ford offerings beyond just Shelbys,” said Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel. “The Boss 429 is one of the coolest and rarest Mustangs ever produced, but they have gotten so valuable that most owners won’t drive them. This offers people the chance to own an incredibly rare car that they can actually drive, and with modern chassis and engine tech these cars will actually be faster and easier to drive than the original.”
In addition to the heavy-hitting 429, Ford Mustang Boss 302 and Mach 1 projects are currently being developed by Classic Recreations. For the Boss 302, buyers will get the option of having the car with a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 crate engine from Ford Performance, or a 383 c.i. stroker engine under the hood. Mach 1 models will be available with any of the engines offered by the tuner.
Pricing is still unknown for the Boss 429, or any of the models in the trio. You can expect it to cost quite a bit less than you could nab a restored example for, but could carry a price tag close to $100,000. Lead time is about four months on each car as they are built-to-order.