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Offline 1320it

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Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« on: February 11, 2020, 06:27:42 pm »
https://www.legendarymotorcar.com/inventory/1970-ford-mustang-boss-429-2132.aspx

Does anyone know anything about this? Did it really start as a real Boss 429?
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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 08:59:45 pm »
Well it is certainly impressive, and well beyond my meager blue collar pilot means.

It is certainly not in as raced condition.  The potential buyer pool for this car probably doesn’t give two fracks that it is not as raced.  They just want something no one else has.

Engine compartment looks very modern with all the heim jointed support bars, braided line, modern distributor cap, air cleaner, etc.

Rear end has a Fay’s 2 watts link.  Very nice product.  But not vintage.  The central torsion bar was most likely not on it.

Hard to see the front suspension.  Who knows.  But I’d bet it has coil over shocks and aftermarket brakes.

No dif or trans coolers....and it ran endurance races.....”as raced condition”. 

Seems to have way too much cage to me.

Looks like a NASCAR or current Trans Am shop built it up to include as much cool stuff as they could.  Could have done this to any 70 fastback and would be the same.

I’m perfectly willing to be wrong.  I don’t know much about this car’s history.
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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 09:50:20 pm »
Pretty much everything on it looks wrong. Not much effort put into keeping it period correct. I would think that would kill the value.

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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 10:09:18 pm »
Few care about period correct anymore. Sad. That could have been a cool, period correct car with a very unique history.

It will roll across the auction block soon. Someone will have to have it.
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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 03:57:33 am »
Looks to be about 80% incorrect.

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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 07:21:52 am »
Its coming from Legendary….that says a lot.  aka 'over priced, and over hyped' in my opinion. Is this car very nice, absolutely!
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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 08:05:10 am »
For those who care to hear the story.  YES, this is indeed a REAL Boss 429, YES, it did run in Daytona and Sebring, YES, that is the original rollcage in the vehicle!!  It was just a bare shell when purchased many years back, so none of the "original parts" or drivetrain came with it.  It was restored with a Tony Odo built Boss engine, and the proper livery added from period photos.  No, it is not vintage period correct, there was nothing to start with.  I have no idea what had been done @ Legendary, but I don't disagree with "over priced, and over hyped" statement!!  Seems to be the Legendary way these days.... 
I know the original restorer and I DID see this Boss 429 before any work started on it.  I anyone has any further questions, feel free to contact me.
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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 10:46:55 am »
  Thanks Ed! Good to know what the restoration started with . At least it's not a BIW LOL.  The grids are what is key for the "west coast" group and since it isn't a T/A car , the "scrutiny" isn't quite as thorough. Honestly the car would not be competitive in the "IMSA" class out here as most of them are "tubing" cars with small blocks.
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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 08:24:35 pm »
Didn't Craig Olson own this car for years?

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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2020, 01:38:36 pm »
Jay let sleeping dogs lie. Lol
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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2020, 07:36:57 pm »
I don't believe this is the car that Craig owned. It certainly looks nothing like the car that Rich Rodeck had at his place for a couple of years and worked on.
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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2020, 07:59:33 am »
The Craig Olson car was the Dennis Leech car.

http://www.ponysite.de/dennis_leech.htm

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Re: Orange Blossom III Boss 429
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2020, 08:26:25 am »
Craig Olsen had another Boss 429 race car that he lost in a Court battle over who owns the rights to the car.  I'm not going to get into the details. If someone wants to tell the story that's fine. I can't remember which car, but it could have been the Orange Blossom Special.
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