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The Lawman, the Most Significant Boss 429 Ever?
One of the most historic Mustangs Ford ever produced, The Lawman, heads to Arizona.
In 1970 Ford put together a military performance tour for American servicemen stationed overseas in Pacific and European bases showcasing safety seminars, driving clinics, and performance exhibitions bringing the latest in automotive activities from back home. Ford shipped a pool of Mustangs specially built for this purpose, with all of the activities headed up by the principal driver of the team, Al Eckstrand. Al was a highly respected drag racer who had won nearly every stock car drag racing title in the previous seven years. He had a background in law, so each car carried the “Lawman” name.
Of the group of cars that were built and survived, the most legendary of all these was the specially built supercharged Boss 429 with a reported near-1,000 horsepower. Miraculously, this car is still around today and is currently owned and part of Bill Goldberg’s collection. It was recently transported to Arizona to begin restoration work by Marcus Anghel at his shop (Anghel Restorations) in Scottsdale. Follow us here as we will have more details in the coming months on this extraordinary project and journey.
As he has been researching the history of the car, Marcus has heard some amazing stories from people that were motivated by seeing this car way back in the day, and it’s significantly adding to the story and history of the car, so if anyone reading this has vintage photos or stories of this car please contact Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org