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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]
Even though we recently had the pleasure to review and enjoy Ford’s 2012 Mustang Boss 302, we didn’t lose sight of the classic Boss 302s that put the famed model on the map. Now it’s nice to see a contrasting classic 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, restored from the frame-up to immaculate form, available for you to purchase.
This classic Boss 302 was originally built in September of 1969 out at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant. Over 40 years later, it got a complete restoration by Daniel’s Hot Rods & Body Shop out in Jarretsville, Maryland. It sports a completely original, rust-free body on every panel except its front fenders. After the previous owner found some small inner-patches on the stock fenders, he tracked down NOS replacements and had them installed to showroom alignment.
Then the vehicle got its statement making paint job in Grabber Blue along with a flat black rear deck lid, spoiler and expertly-applied Boss side stripes. The result? A classic Boss 302 that could rival a brand new 302 in the looks department bumper to bumper.
Under the hood is a numbers-matching small block 302 V8 Winsor powerplant with 290-hp. The fully restored classic has 52,169-miles on the odometer and has an asking price of $89,900. Combine the immaculate exterior and the perfectly-running engine with the pristine black vinyl interior and you’ve got a near-perfect retro resale.
GALLERY: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
[Source: RK Motors]