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Continuation BOSS Mustangs from Classic Recreations
Some of our favorite pony cars are either returning to the Earth or cost an arm and a leg, causing the dream of owning or driving these childhood poster cars to slip away. For the past 15 years, Classic Recreations has been in the business of helping those dreams come true by manufacturing legendary Shelby cars officially licensed by Ford. This year at the SEMA show, they will offer three additions to their lineup: the BOSS 429, 302, and the Mach 1.
The BOSS 429 can start as either an original-bodied 1969/70 Mustang, or a brand-new Ford-licensed body. The engine is a custom 429ci V8, that packs all of the ground-pounding force of the old 429, but with modern technology infused into it via updated valvetrains and EFI. Modernized chassis and suspension technology will truly set these continuation cars apart from their vintage predecessors, with supercar-level handling.
"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."
The BOSS 302 and Mach 1 models will also be offered, each with their own unique combination of amenities. The 302 has two engine options: a Ford Performance 32-valve Coyote crate engine or a 302-based 363ci stroker. The Mach 1 can include any engine offered by Classic Recreations from an FE block to Ford's EcoBoost.
All Classic Recreations' offerings can be found on their website and don't forget to keep an eye out at SEMA 2018, when they unveil a complete 1969 BOSS 429.