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Offline flyingfred

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KK #2156 GB is at the Mecum Kissemmee 2020 auction
« on: January 13, 2020, 07:26:53 am »
KK #2156 GB is at the Mecum Mecum Kissimmee 2020 auction:

KK no. 2156
Unrestored
1st place at Keeneland National Concours
1st place Louisville Nationals
1st place St. Johns Nationals
7,931 original miles
Shipped new to Center Ford, Inc. in Newport News, Virginia
Factory replacement 429 CI engine
Close ration 4-speed transmission
3.91 Traction-Lok differential
Factory Drag Pack
Competition suspension
Power steering
Power brakes with front discs
Functional Ram Air hood
Front spoiler
Grabber Blue with Parchment interior
White vinyl decor bucket seats and center console
Rim Blow steering wheel
Tachometer
Hurst T-handle shifter
Trunk-mounted battery
Magnum 500 wheels
Goodyear Polyglas GT tires
Owner's Manual and Warranty books
Ford Pre-Delivery Service Sheet
Ford Spec Sheet
Ford letter and Boss 429 Name Plate letter
Survivor Collector Car certificate
Keeneland Concours d'Elegance People's Choice Award
Marti Report
Kar Kraft No. 2156, this 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 is one of 499 built in model-year 1970. The Boss 429’s creation as a homologation special was as improbable as it was intriguing; it was the product of a brief takeover of Ford by a renegade GM executive responsible for the Mustang’s direct rival, the Camaro Z28. In early 1968, disillusioned Chevrolet Division General Manager Bunkie Knudsen defected with a number of allies to Ford, where he immediately began expanding the Mustang line with new models and improved performance. Concurrently, Ford racing engineers were finalizing the design of a new NASCAR-purposed 429 CI engine codenamed “Blue Crescent” for its hemispherical combustion chamber. Knudsen saw the Mustang as the perfect marketing vehicle for homologating the new engine and turned to Kar Kraft of Brighton, Michigan, to make it happen. In January 1969, Ford began shipping 428 Cobra Jet/4-speed-equipped Mustang SportsRoof models to Kar Kraft, which began the transformation by stripping each car of its engine. The front shock towers were moved outward, stronger spindles and lower control arms were installed, and several areas were reinforced. In addition to the Cobra Jet-spec Competition suspension, close-ratio 4-speed with Hurst T-Handle shifter, Traction-Lok differential, power steering and power front disc brakes, Boss 429 Mustangs all required a Décor Group interior with a center console and Deluxe seat belts, tachometer, dual racing mirrors and the Visibility Group. The Boss 429 package comprised a trunk-mounted battery, Magnum 500 wheels and F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GT tires, an engine-oil cooler, front spoiler and a functional ram-air hood scoop. Finished in Grabber Blue with a Parchment interior, this very low-mileage 1970 “Boss Nine” includes a rim-blow steering wheel and the factory Drag Pack’s 3.91 rear end. Remarkably, almost 50 years after it was shipped new to Center Ford, Inc., in Newport News, Virginia, it has accumulated just 7,900 original miles, a number supported by its numerous national awards.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0120-397030/1970-ford-mustang-boss-429-fastback/

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Re: KK #2156 GB is at the Mecum Kissemmee 2020 auction
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 07:28:51 am »
This car sold January 10, 2020 at Mecum Kissimmee for $231,000 including the 10% buyers vig.

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Re: KK #2156 GB is at the Mecum Kissemmee 2020 auction
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 10:11:30 am »
That’s quite a price spread comparing to the 69’ Black Jade, is the 70’ supposed to be original paint?
Even lower mile car too. Was anyone there to give a fair comparison?

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Re: KK #2156 GB is at the Mecum Kissemmee 2020 auction
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 03:30:34 pm »
I was there, but I am far from a B9 (or even B2) expert. However, IMHO this car seemed better presented than kk1480 black jade car. Unfortunately it was parked near BULLITT, so not getting a lot of attention pre-auction.

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