Killer looks, ground-pounding engine, limited production, and high dollar resale, the 1969 Boss 429 is one of the best looking muscle cars on the planet, let’s examine the facts and see why.
The Ford Motor Company was riding high on the success of the original Mustang the first four to five years after its release; however, they were also developing a “secret engine” to take the Mustang from a simple Pony Car to a muscular Thoroughbred. After the marriage of this “secret engine” with the 1969 Fastback, it set the world on fire.
At the time, the “King of the Road” (or the track as it were) seemed to be the big bad Hemi that Chrysler had built with its massive 426 engine. Ford wanted a piece of the pie, so they decided to begin work on a semi-hemi of their own. If Ford was going to be able to keep up with the MOPAR boys they needed a larger more powerful engine so they developed the 429 cubic inch big block known as the Boss 429. However, due to NASCAR rules they had to build a minimum of 500 production cars equipped with this engine if they wanted to run them on-track. Each one of these iconic cars were hand built at the KK-Brighton assembly plant in Brighton, Michigan because Ford needed help to shoehorn the biggest engine they had ever made into the new ‘69 Fastback Mustang. The cars were shipped straight from the assembly plant to the Kar Kraft plant in Michigan. Like a match made in heaven, the 1969 Boss 429 Mustang was created and ready to hit the road, and hit it hard.