Want a Real, 1969 - 1970 Ford Boss 302, Boss 429, or Mach 1 Mustang? You Can Get a Fully Licensed Model Thanks to Classic Recreations
And, they’ll be built from original Mustang bodies or fully licensed new bodiesby Kirby Garlitos, on
If you missed out on owning a 1969-1970 BOSS 302, a 1969-1970 BOSS 429, and a 1969-1970 Mach 1 Mustang, you’re about to be blessed with manna from heaven. Ford has announced a licensing program with noted coachbuilder Classic Restorations to build turn-key versions of the three aforementioned classic muscle cars. Each of the models will be built to the specifications of each customer using Ford’s newest chassis and drivetrain technology, as well as the automaker’s licensed reproduction parts.
The first vehicle to come out under the license is a BOSS 429 Mustang, which Classic Recreations plans to unveil at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas this November
We’re tempted to jump on our tables and dance the day away. That’s how big this partnership is, not just for us, but for everyone who never had the opportunity to own any one of these classic muscle cars. Now, all of us, even those who have kept their OGs tucked in their garages, have a chance to at least own spiritual versions of each, complete with authentic Ford bits and pieces.
“We chose to offer these new models because we wanted to expand our Ford offerings beyond just Shelbys,” said Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel. “The BOSS 429 is one of the coolest and rarest Mustangs ever produced, but they have gotten so valuable that most owners won’t drive them. This offers people the chance to own an incredibly rare car that they can actually drive, and with modern chassis and engine tech these cars will actually be faster and easier to drive than the original.”
Owners can even get the original FE big block if that’s what they want.
The first vehicle to come out under the license is a BOSS 429 Mustang, which Classic Recreations plans to unveil at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas this November. From there, the coachbuilder will start taking orders for the BOSS 302 and the Mach 1. The 302, in particular, will be offered with engine options: a current generation Coyote V-8 from Ford Performance or a 363-cubic inch stroke engine that will use a 302 block. Even better, the Mach 1 Mustang will come with more engine options, including any engine option offered by Classic Recreations, as well as the latest EcoBoost units that Ford has at its disposal. Heck, owners can even get the original FE big block if that’s what they want. As for the 429, Classic Recreations will offer a brand-new body that’s’ licensed by Ford. A custom built BOSS 429 engine with an updated valve train and engine management systems are also on the table.
The obvious question here is how much each of these models will cost. Well, we don’t know yet. Classic Recreations is keeping that under wraps, though if anyone’s interested in buying one, they can reach out to the coachbuilder to discuss the finer details. Just so everyone’s on the same page, each model is completely built-to-order. You have to tell Classic Recreations what you want, and only then will it proceed with actually building whatever model you choose. The whole build process takes around four months or nearly 2,500 working hours. It’s a painstaking process, sure, but the results are going to be worth all the trouble and cost of buying one.
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