1970 Boss 429 KK2500
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Restored by: Dead Nuts On
Technical Advisers: Ed Meyer, Armond Dagostini & Bruce Klier
Body & Paint: Ricky B's Restorations
Engine Builder: Aldridge Motorsports
Awards: 2011 Heritage Elite Diamond award with a score of 98.3
Price: (Sold June 2014 Mecum Auctions for a record price of $375,000 (includes buyers fee)
Notable NOS & Hard to find parts:
Production original mufflers & tailpipes
All original PS system that doesn't leak
All original suspension including strut rod bushings (restored by Armond Dagostini)
NOS & near NOS Tires from Ed Meyer collection
NOS & near NOS ignition set including cap and rotor
NOS Autolite FA-41 air filter
Original Dearborn radiator cap
NOS upper and lower radiator hoses
NOS transmission mount
NOS Master cylinder
Correct spare tire
This Boss 429, a calypso coral beauty with black interior, is the collimation of years of effort and was a true “barn find”. Rumor of an all-original Boss hit the ears of the current owner many years ago. Many rocks needed to be turned over before it was literally uncovered in the dry High Desert of Pacific North West. It was nestled in a barn in Central Oregon, were it had been originally purchased and to that point, spent its entire life.
Beginning with a rust free undamaged vehicle made all the difference - all the body panels including the floors are original to the car. The correct date coded A block was rebuilt and dino tested by Aldridge Motorsports (480HP). The car was restored using original and NOS parts whenever possible, and was proudly restored to its highest level.
The condition and environment this Boss was found in made it possible to use almost all of the original components with careful cleaning and replacing. Careful attention to detail was a key factor in restoration, thus all parts are correct date coded for the cars production date. Some hard to find but not limited to original items include NOS tires, original Ford mufflers/tail pipes, ignition wires, strut rod bushings, NOS brake pads and original spare tire. The production original power steering system, including every hose and all the suspension pieces that were original to the car, were restored and reinstalled.
Ed Meyer considers this 1970 Boss 429 as one of the top five restored. We truly believe the car stands as one of the top restored Boss 429’s in the country, as did the judges at the 2011 Mid American Ford Nationals were it won the Heritage Elite Diamond award with a score of 98.3. The complete Marti report, Build sheet, documents and receipts, along with start to finish photographs of this one of a kind 70 Boss 429 will be available.