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Kendra Sommer
February 15, 2019

This Maroon 1969 Mustang Boss 429 really knows how to pull in a crowd and, it’s used to having it’s picture taken. Owner Mark Timken proudly displayed his restored Boss 429 at the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals in Chicago, Illinois.

Timken told us he believes that this muscle car actually played an important role with Ford Motor Company and their publicity department, saying, “We think it might have been the Ford “photography car” because, as I understand, Ford liked to have the burgundy cars because they showed the body lines better, and it was the first Maroon Boss 429 to come off of the Ford Rouge Assembly Plant,” David Riley of Vintage ‘60s Restoration said.

David did all the work to bring this special Boss 429 back to life and ready once again, for any photo ops, saying, “This was the tenth car built at Kar Kraft but it also has the second or number two engine produced at Kar Kraft Engineering. Mark was very happy to see the car at the show, so we got it here.”

Riley popped the hood and pointed out some of the rare and original factory parts that are still with this Mustang to date. “This right here is a Dearborn Radiator Cap and this was only installed at the factory on the factory cars. This is one of the rare items underneath the hood,” Riley said.

At the end of the day Timken says premiering his Mustang at the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals was well worth the wait. Well that sounds like a Fierce Ford to us! If you have a Fierce Ford that you’d like to have featured on our weekly please submitted your car please send a brief description and with a photo of your car to Kendra Sommer at kendra@cwkmedia.net

Photography by Kendra Sommer