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In the November-December 2013 issue of ACC, Editor Pickering tapped me for an article about two 1969 Camaros, otherwise known as the Camaro Comparo. For this exercise, I’ll be digging into two heavy hitters: a pair of 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustangs. I’ll label this the 429 Mustang Match-up. Building the Boss The Boss 429 was the brainchild of Semon E. “Bunkie” Knudsen, who, after a successful 29-year career at GM, jumped ship to take the position of President at Ford Motor Company. The job didn’t last very long, about 19 months, due to some head butting with then-Executive Vice…
• 225-hp, 332-ci overhead-valve V8 engine • 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission • Independent front suspension, live axle rear suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes • Offered from the collection of Richard and Linda Kughn • Ford’s famed “Hide-Away Hardtop” • An outstanding restoration; well equipped with accessories and options • Displayed at the Meadow Brook Concours and the Glenmoor Gathering • Still show-ready in all regards {analysis}This car, Lot 107, sold for $66,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Amelia Island auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 8, 2014. Retracting a metal roof The Skyliner, Ford’s retractable…
• Visually accurate re-creation with modern updates • Owned by Chad McQueen, son of Steve McQueen • Documented on “Celebrity Rides” TV show • Titled as a 1968 Ford • Ford Racing 347-ci V8 engine • 450 hp • 5-speed manual transmission • RRS front independent suspension, rear RRS three-link setup • 4-wheel RRS disc brakes • Portion of proceeds to benefit Boys Republic school {analysis}This “Bullitt” Mustang replica, Lot 101, sold for $88,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 16, 2014. After all these years, Steve McQueen is still “The King of Cool.” He…
Before the new generation Torino came out in 1970, the Ford Dealers Association in Oregon got together with an idea to promote the new body style. The special Torino would be unique to the Northwest, and 601 were to be produced. Available in three colors, this one is Pacific Blue with a black hood, dual chrome hood-lock pins, dual racing mirrors, rocker panel racing stripes and argent-styled wheels. Of the 395 Type N/W models made, only five are 429s and only one is a 429 Cobra Jet. This is the car. Chrome Super Stock wheels and radials were added (original…
Ford introduced its 1957 models on October 1, 1956. In addition to the new-for-1957 styling, the big news that really caught buyers’ attention was a choice of four powerplants. Among them was the optional 312-ci E-code variant, producing 270 horsepower through a modified Holley dual 4-barrel setup borrowed from the 1956 Lincoln. 21,380 examples rolled off the production line that year, and just 977 were produced with the vaunted E-code option. This Thunderbird is the recipient of a high-quality two-year restoration in the late 1990s. Attesting to the quality of the restoration, it received an AACA National Senior First Prize…

1993 Ford Mustang SSP

Written by September 2013
A Highway Patrol 5.0 Retired Missouri Highway Patrol car One of 25 cars ordered by MSHP in 1993 Seven were Vibrant White with Red interior Ordered new from Shawnee Mission Ford in Shawnee, KS Once retired, it was sold to the last trooper assigned to the car and used for MSHP special events Copy of original window sticker and purchase order and invoice Photos of the car with the assigned trooper MSHP motor equipment division letter verifying its authenticity Letter from superintendent of MSHP allowing Dun-Lap to sell door and fender decals for this car Article of Patrol News from…
This car was originally billed to Shelby American on February 10, 1964, and it was shipped to Los Angeles aboard the SS Amsteldyk. It was later invoiced to Bill Doenges Ford of Tulsa, OK, on September 10, 1964, and it was originally painted bright blue with a red interior. The first owner of 2332 was William Faulkner of Tulsa. Faulkner sold the car to Bob Crowder, who reportedly added the sidepipes and beefed up the 289 engine. Crowder sold the car in 1986, with 21,000 miles, to Jamey Mazzotta of Redding, CA, who later sold it to Andy Cohen of…
• Believed to be 17,000 actual miles • Boss 302 matching-numbers engine • 4-speed transmission, 3.50 Posi rear end • Documented by the invoice, Protect-O-Plate, warranty card, Elite Marti Report, original drive-out tag, metal dealership tag • Acapulco Blue with black interior • Power steering and brakes • Argent Gray Magnum wheels, rear window louvers • F-60-15 Goodyear polyglas raised white-lettertires • All components still intact, smog system, blow-up spare tire, shifter and ball, console, mostly original paint, interior, chrome and stainless • Last tagged in 1982, Boss 302 registry report • Late-built car July 1969 and sold new in September 1969, making it one of…
  These Cobra Rs are regarded as the best-handling Mustangs ever built. Only 300 were made, making this a rare opportunity to own an example of this street-legal race car. But this car is special even among that limited group of 300. This car was ordered by the man responsible for dynoing the engines for the Cobra R project. His only request when he ordered his car? To hand-pick the motor and drivetrain with Jack Roush after the motors where dynoed on all 300 Cobra Rs. The result is that his car was fitted with the highest-horsepower motor and most…
  All new chassis-up, not restored. Artistic level of fit and finish. Supercharged 418-ci engine, 6-speed Tremec transmission and nine-inch rear end. 24x15 massive rear wheels, fully modern suspension and brakes. Custom interior. Massive sound system and functional “zoomie” exhaust activated from center console. Custom fabricated up-down license plate holder. Custom integrated gas cap and 2005 Mustang GT gauges. Magazine cover, show quality. Best in Show, Utah Autorama 2009. Top Finisher 2009 Good Guys Nationals. {analysis}This full-custom 1968 Mustang, Lot 651, sold for a remarkable $275,000, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale September 20–22, 2012. High and tight…
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