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 |  Feb 25 2012, 10:01 AM


Looking for an immaculate 1969 Ford Mustang packing a 557 V8 under the hood that has been disguised in a 429 body? This highly detailed, frame-off build could be yours for “just” $159,900.

The project has only seen about 300 miles since its completion and sports one of the most immaculate bodies ever to grace RK Motors. Raven Black paint generously coats the exterior while a fully-functional hood scoop, ridged fenders painted with the Boss 557 logo hint at what this Mustang has to offer.

A fully-built Jon Kaase racing engine residing in the engine bay, where the real fun begins. The 557-cubic inch V8 makes 800-hp and 750 lb-ft of torque giving this ‘Stang plenty of power to back up its menacing bravado. Blue accents can be seen throughout the engine bay contrasting the Raven Black paint while billet hood hinges, a billet master cylinder and gloss black wire loom keeps everything looking fresh and modern.

The 557 is mated to a Tremec five-speed manual transmission which helps put all the power to the 15-inch chrome Magnum 500 wheels that are wrapped with BF Goodrich Radial T/A rubber.

The interior gets a similar treatment that the rest of the project holds, with classic and modern components found throughout its black and silver shade. A series of Auto Meter Phantom gauges reports the vitals of the vehicle while a Sony Xplod CD player is seen in the dash. The speakers are now from Infinity and part of their Kappa line, while the driver directs the car via a chrome Grant GT steering wheel.

After the projected was completed, it was shown once at the 2009 Bowling Green, Kentucky Goodguys event where it easily took the Best Ford award. Since then, it has been enjoyed sparingly, but preserved immaculately for its next owner.

Watch a video on the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 557 below.

GALLERY: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 557


[Source: RK Motors]

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 |  Dec 06 2011, 7:30 AM


Up on eBay is an extremely rare 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, packing just 2,219-miles on the odometer with a starting bid of $185,000. The ’69 Boss 429 is one of just 858 made during a two-year production run.

Powered by a 429-cubic inch NASCAR motor with 375-hp, this Boss 429 Mustang was made into a 1/4-mile drag car and primarily ran races along the the east coast and was a 10.50-second car with a top speed of 118-mph on the quarter mile. The motor was recently rebuilt and everything on the car is 100-percent matching. And despite Ford rating the motor at 375-hp, it was widely believed it produced a lot closer to 500-hp.

Even more remarkable is the fact that this particular car was once featured in a drag racing magazine back in 1970 – some of us weren’t even born yet.

Now this is a 10-second car worth owning, Dom.

GALLERY: 1969 Boss 429 Ford Mustang


[Source: eBay]

 |  Apr 30 2011, 8:10 AM

Nothing thrills us more than a show-quality built car getting thoroughly abused on the track. And in true Vaughn Gittin Jr. form, his 1969 Ford RTR-X Mustang has finally gone sideways. Originally built as a SEMA project vehicle, Gittin Jr. promised many that he would take it out on the track proving that every bit of the car was as functional as it was show.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to witness it first hand, but the photos prove that Gittin had no reservations in whipping the RTR-X around Willow Springs Raceway. There’s no denying Gittin probably put the Boss 302 5.0L V8 through some work and clearly all the suspension tweaks that Gittin wanted done on the project paid off. We’re digging the color scheme of the car on the track and those Work Meister’s do a good job on some old school American muscle.

Hit the link below to see all the pics.

[Source: Autoblog]