Not to be outdone by Chrysler, Ford had to build and field its own
race-duty big-block to compete with the 426 Hemi in drag and stock car
racing. In competition trim, the Boss 429 powered Ford and Mercury stock
cars to victory in NASCAR and the Mustang to many wins in drag racing.
With this exclusive racing pedigree, the Boss 429 is among the most
valuable and rare Mustangs ever built.
The project was the
brainchild of Bunkie Knudsen, noted stylist Larry Shinoda, and other
talented Ford personnel. The semi-hemi Boss 429 was so large, it
couldn't fit in the small Mustang, so Kar-Kraft, a specialty car
builder, had to shoehorn the engine into the compact Mustang fastback.
Author Dan Burrill collaborated with Boss 429 expert Denny Aldridge to
give you the straight story on the car, its special equipment, 429
engine, 4-speed Toploader transmission, interior appointments, paint
codes, and options. Also featured is the exciting story of developing
this monumental engine, engineering the components and parts to fit the
engine and chassis, and assembling the cars.
Each volume in the
Muscle Cars In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical
overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating
the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all
hardware and available options, and an examination of where the car is
on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and
build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.
Size: 8.25 X 9 (inches)
Illustrations: 124 color