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Paul Walker's Ford Mustang Boss 429 at auction, Death, Furious
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Paul Walker's Ford Mustang Boss 429 at auction, Death, Furious

News author: Deborah Ross  /  2020-05-14 13:37:35

Tags: Death, Furious.

Earlier this year, 21 of the cars, motorcycles, and pickup trucks that belonged to the late actor and car enthusiast Paul Walker were auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson in Arizona.

Another racing car that was part of its incredible collection, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, will suffer the same fate during the auction of the company Mecum Auctions which is to take place from June 10 to 18. She should reap a real small fortune.

It is a specimen in superb condition which displays only 14,575 miles (approximately 23,450 kilometers) on the clock. In addition, no changes have been made to it, so everything is original, which will undoubtedly and considerably increase its price.

Ah, and by the way, only 859 Mustang Boss 429s were built in 1969 (499 others in 1970) - not by Ford, but rather by a firm called Kar-Kraft. It is one of the rarest and most valuable muscle cars in the eyes of amateurs and collectors.

The engine under the hood and the big air intake is the famous V8 of 429 cubic inches - in other words 7.0 liters - which developed 375 horsepower and 450 foot-pounds of torque. It included, among other things, a forged steel crankshaft and steel connecting rods, while being connected to a reinforced Toploader manual gearbox with four reports.

We should also highlight the racing springs and shock absorbers, the thicker stabilizer bars, the power steering and the front disc brakes, which are also assisted.

In terms of design, the Mustang Boss 429 was more sober than the other Mustangs of the time. Paul Walker's one had black vinyl upholstered seats and a «Deluxe» interior package including vinyl imitation wood sconces on the dashboard and console.

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