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« on: June 03, 2007, 04:10:36 pm »
Hi all

I read last night in a magazine that there were some special order colours offered for 1970 boss 429's (did not mention 1969's).
TRUE???????
Have any of these been identified and what colours?

Thanks
Gary
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 05:33:54 pm »
Gary----This is the color and interior count of all Boss 429's.
Keep a copy for further reference.
Frank


Boss 429 Color Breakdown

1969

Silver Jade      (1)
Black             (93)
Maroon        (122)
Black Jade   (162)
White           (271)
Red              (201)

(850)  Total Cars

1970            

Calypso Coral TA  Black Interior      (76)
Calypso Coral  TW  White Interior   (13)
Grabber Blue  - Black Interior           (62)
Grabber Blue  - White Interior         (210)
Pastel Blue ? Black Interior              (16)
Pastel Blue ? White Interior               (2)
Red ? White Interior                          (1)
Grabber Orange ? Black Interior      (58)
Grabber Orange ? White Interior     (10)
Grabber Green ? Black Interior        (43)
Grabber  Green ? White Interior      (9)

(500)  total Cars

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 05:59:07 pm »
Has anybody ever actually seen the Silver Jade 69 car in person or in pictures? Sure would be neat to see.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 06:44:37 pm »
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Has anybody ever actually seen the Silver Jade 69 car in person or in pictures? Sure would be neat to see.

Bernie,once you have gone to the dark side(Raven Black)there are no other colors!
Your car looked great at Carlisle!!

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007, 06:57:27 pm »
Hi

(thanks Frank)

I am aware of this colour list. But I find it very interesting that an article in the Mustang and Ford Magazine with information mainly supplied by Drew Alcazar and Bob Perkins states that there were "some special order color built in 1970" (boss 429's).

I guess the article was from 1992 and we have learnt a lot since then? however their info at the time must have come from somewhere? I also guess they could be referring to the one red car, does this car still exsist?

I just find it interesting.

Gary
1969 Mercury Cyclone, 390GT, 4 speed, 23000 original miles!
1970 Superbird, 440 6 pack, 4 speed, HEMI orange.
1970 Mach1, 428 Cobra Jet, 4 spd, Calypso coral, rare white shaker
1970 Calypso Coral Boss 429 KK2457, 11000 original miles (sold!)
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007, 07:52:18 pm »
Candyapple Red on a '70 would be special order.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007, 08:09:43 pm »
GT40TT,

Thanks, Dad and I just finished detailing the suspension and reassembling it Thursday night, then loaded up the car Friday at 10 p.m. for the show Saturday. The car only needs exhaust now, which I got from Ed Meyer and Dave from Motive at the show. It has the original h-pipe and an older repro exhaust on it now.
The show was a blast. Great cars, great crowd, and I always enjoy seeing the modified and race cars like yours and Pinbosses. My heart really lies with the Hot Rod Bosses. I did the paint dab-chalk mark detail thing because the car is an investment. My KK1336 is waiting for the stainless step headers and 3" exhaust, 2x4 intake, MSD, and other goodies to wake it up. Its been on hold while the Black car gets done. I have 3 project Boss 9 cars that I'm chasing and would like to buy one of those to keep me and Dad busy, but unfortunatly none are Raven Black. If I make a deal on one of them or find a Raven Black project I will put KK1902 on the market.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2007, 09:26:33 pm »
Bernie,

Keep me posted if you decide to do something with your black car!

Jeremy
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007, 10:05:18 pm »
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Hi

(thanks Frank)

I am aware of this colour list. But I find it very interesting that an article in the Mustang and Ford Magazine with information mainly supplied by Drew Alcazar and Bob Perkins states that there were "some special order color built in 1970" (boss 429's).

I guess the article was from 1992 and we have learnt a lot since then? however their info at the time must have come from somewhere? I also guess they could be referring to the one red car, does this car still exsist?

I just find it interesting.

Gary  


There have been a lot of articles in magazine's over the years that have been totally wrong. Actually the 69 silver jade car would be rarer. When a car was ordered with a color other than the ones that were listed as available for that car, that year, they were listed on the Marti and invoice as color unknown. At least there is a record that these two cars were produced.
Frank

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2007, 11:18:53 am »
For the record, there was one 1970 Boss 429 that was painted black from the factory, which I assume would make it a special order. It was owned by an acquaintance here in Oklahoma up until a few years ago. There was a brief mention of the car on the last page of one of the Ford rags (I can not remember which one) right after it changed hands.

It was a legitimate car, but I do not remember the story behind it. Nonetheless, money talks. You would be surprised what you can convince the "factory" to do if the price if right and you force the issue. Besides, color is the easiest thing to change. Additionally, I have seen a few "oddball" colors in Shelbys. Ever seen a factory purple Shelby??? Just F.Y.I.

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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2007, 01:55:38 pm »
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Ever seen a factory purple Shelby??? Just F.Y.I.


Would that be Ed Meyer's car?
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2007, 02:29:59 pm »
I am not looking to stir things up. Sorry Ed. My only point was that there are always a few "odd ball" colors out there. Factory choices aside, anything is possible. Especially since Marti does not have records for the "factory" color of many cars with special order paint. The proverbial "paint delete" car. To the point, I know that a black '70 Boss 429 exists, but it never shows on any of the table charts for color. Not that it matters.

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2007, 03:00:02 pm »
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For the record, there was one 1970 Boss 429 that was painted black from the factory, which I assume would make it a special order. It was owned by an acquaintance here in Oklahoma up until a few years ago. There was a brief mention of the car on the last page of one of the Ford rags (I can not remember which one) right after it changed hands.

It was a legitimate car, but I do not remember the story behind it. Nonetheless, money talks. You would be surprised what you can convince the "factory" to do if the price if right and you force the issue. Besides, color is the easiest thing to change. Additionally, I have seen a few "oddball" colors in Shelbys. Ever seen a factory purple Shelby??? Just F.Y.I.


Hi
Was the owners name Thompson (Jim?). In the same article that I read about the Special Colour options, there was a black 1970 B9.

Gary
1969 Mercury Cyclone, 390GT, 4 speed, 23000 original miles!
1970 Superbird, 440 6 pack, 4 speed, HEMI orange.
1970 Mach1, 428 Cobra Jet, 4 spd, Calypso coral, rare white shaker
1970 Calypso Coral Boss 429 KK2457, 11000 original miles (sold!)
2007 Harley Davidson Road King Classic
2010 Husqvrana 510 MX (my ouch bike!)

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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2007, 04:39:02 pm »
I would like to add a little information concerning the BLACK 1970 Boss 429. I met a gentlemen at Ford Carlisle in 2002 or 2003 who was selling a very nice (WHITE/BLACK Interior) 1967 GT-500.His name escapes me but me was about 30 to 35 with blond hair. The car was up under the pavilion for sale. We were talking about various topics when he mentioned to me that he had just sold a 1970 BOSS 429 which was a factory BLACK car. He also stated that he recently had found out that the car originally had come out of TASCA Ford. He really regretted selling the car. I'm not sure of the truth of his claim but I thought it was valid.
    The Ford show was very good (HOT) but no rain until late Sunday. The BLACK 1969 Boss 429 was beautiful! That was my first time seeing a Black BOSS 429 and it took my breath away. VERY, VERY nice!
   Also Randy D.(T-BOLT) and pinboss RICE & HOLMAN BOSS 429 were also beautiful representations of FORD racing history.

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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 07:44:47 am »
From conversations I seem to recall most 70 special orders revolved around company's and their colour scheme. Maybe this was the difficulty ford faced with the last cars to sell and maybe they are factory repaints.  A famous Australian car recently sold as black when in actual fact the invoice says white but the repaint was done by Ford. SS did tell me that a black and red and some particular company colours were used.  As for Silver jade, just google the image as one come up not to long ago but I cant remeber if it was a boss???.
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2019, 10:37:25 am »
What about the blue 1969 Boss 429 in the Ford magazine ads?

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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2019, 06:00:11 pm »
I spoke to a guy in Denver and he said he once owned the silver B9. Talking to Bob Perkins he said it was now in Florida.

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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2019, 08:22:25 pm »
The silver jade car was in Denver, it is now at Ed’s shop awaiting restoration.  Unless my friend sold it without telling me it is not in Florida, it is owned by a Kansas native as I helped put the deal together including the car he had to trade to get it.
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2019, 07:49:28 am »
Years ago bob becker who lives in denver area and keeps track of b9s in that area (30 or so) told me about a red 69 b9 that had greenish paint in trunk area that looked like it had been there when new. Bob collected fords and owned several b9s and i would visit him when in the area and he would stop by my place when passing thru and we did several car & parts deals over the years. When the trade deal went down i fly to denver to document the car because the door tag said A code black car. When i looked at the car it had been painted red but i found silver jade paint on inside car area and under windshield and back glass seals. I asked Eloy (who owned the car) why he painted the car red and he said he didnt like the silver jade paint that was on it when he bought it years ago. Eloy was a gearhead and didnt care about concours cars and he never heard of a marti report as he just wanted a red b9 and he had chromed most of the parts on the car. The door tag had a black color code on it so we did a rush order marti report and the first invoice to kk was for a black car but the second kk invoice had silver jade on it and was sent to denver ford dealer a year after it was built at a reduced price financed by ford. I think when the car arrived at kk painted wrong color kk couldnt return it after it had b9 shock towers installed it couldnt be changed over to a mach1 or a shelby so it sat in inventory at kk plant until kk cleaned house after closing down and sent this car to colorado in june of 1970. I think since ford changed over to door id decals in 1970 and up cars that they could no longer make 69 metal tags and this maybe why 1 year later the doortag was never changed over to silver jade or because ford never offered silver jade on a b9  really not sure how this car was represented to the buyer or the ford dealer at that time. Eloy wanted a real red b9 so jeremy knew of a red car in milwaukee that the OO was selling so we went and bought it and did the trade deal and it worked out because both cars were built around the same time. We had to pay for a red repaint and eloy got to keep all his parts he had chrome plated and he got money difference to finish his car so it worked out for both sides. The silver jade resto will start next year and will only use nos parts. The owner likes silver jade and just  bought a silver jade 69 shelby gt500 drag pack convertible to match the b9. I have been asked many times what the value is on this car and hard to say what a black silver jade b9 is worth!!