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 Read More
Mark II Continental with 74,000 original miles. Beautiful example of an original well-cared-for car with documented service and owner history. Loaded with functional factory options. Factory air conditioning and power windows, recent service and tune-up just completed. This car still retains a lot of its original paint, chrome and stainless trim. Lots of paperwork, books and record come with the car.
• Believed to be just over 43,000 actual miles
• Trailer special package
• One Washington state owner since new
• Air conditioning
• Automatic transmission
• Two-wheel drive
• 75th anniversary for GMC in 1977
• Tilt steering column
• Power steering
• Roll-down rear window at tailgate
• Factory luggage rack
• Original owner’s manual
• 10,000-lb GVW rating
• Seamless joining of a 1969 Road Runner body to a 2008 Charger SRT8
• “Cars on Ice” Top 20 award
• Professionally built by David Rodriguez
• Hemi 6.1L engine
• New AMD sheet metal with superb body gaps
• SRT8 leather trimmed front bucket seats with SRT badging
• Kicker sound system with 13 speakers, 200-watt subwoofer and 322-watt amp
• Anti-lock 4-wheel Brembo performance brakes
• Specially calibrated 5-speed AutoStick transmission
• DVD-based GPS navigation function with Read More
For the 1996 model year, Chevrolet decided that a very special Corvette was needed to commemorate the end of the highly successful C4 generation. Dubbed the Grand Sport, this special car was named after the famous lightweight factory Corvette racers of the early ’60s.
Echoing the original, the new Grand Sport featured a special Admiral Blue exterior with an Arctic White stripe over the hood and rear deck, two red hash-mark stripes over the left front fender, black-spoke ZR-1-style wheels, Read More
This 1963 Pontiac Tempest LeMans 421 Super Duty Factory Experimental Lightweight is one of six examples produced and it is one of only two remaining. Built on December 12, 1962, at the Pontiac, MI, assembly plant, the purpose-built LeMans coupes were all painted white and given blue interiors with bucket seats.
Pontiac Engineering fitted high-compression dual-quad 421 Super Duty engines connected to unique rear-mounted 4-speed automatic transmissions. All used aluminum front sheet metal and brake drums, acid-dipped bumpers and mounting Read More
• 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
This Packard pickup is based on the 138-inch wheelbase 138D One-Twenty chassis. The original, factory touring limousine bodywork was truncated aft of the front doors and the back of a compatible pickup cab was grafted on. An original box from another period truck of comparable size was added, and it features a ribbed steel floor.
The body was finished in black with a red pinstripe, and it is adorned with metal-covered dual side-mounted spares, wide whitewall tires, and even an Read More
• One of the very first California customs
• Built in 1940 by Charles Marr and Gerry Huth
• Owned for four decades by Carl Morton
• Equipped with the best speed equipment and trim of the period
This Mercury is a work of art and one of the earliest, most important “lead sleds.” It is a must-have for any custom collection.
• True one-owner Trans Am purchased new at Jules Meyers Pontiac in West Los Angeles
• Original owner, Jaques Toulet, owned the car from 1969 until 2013.
• The car spent its entire life in California and Arizona and is completely rust-free
• Number-matching original engine, transmission, rear end, heads, intake, carburetor and exhaust manifolds
• All original sheet metal and mostly original glass and interior
• Rebuilt engine by top Ram Air Pontiac experts in the country, Lance Kramer
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