Jay Leno Drives a Mustang Boss 429 for the First Time
Last week, you saw this amazing, beautiful Mustang Boss 429 that's headed straight for the auction block on Saturday. And as luck would have it, a new webisode of Jay Leno's Garage just hit the Internet featuring another Boss 429. Marcus Anghel of Anghel Restorations takes Jay through this '69 Boss 429, explaining in detail what made the it unique compared to 'Hemi Cudas and Camaro Z/28s of the time. Like the car that's headed to auction this weekend, this example spent most of itss life with one owner, and had just 49,000 miles on it when it came to Anghel for restoration. Anghel completely took the carburetor apart, machined everything to get it just right, cleaned up, and re-installed original parts, including the OEM smog pump. Well, I'll let him explain it more in detail. RELATED: See More of the Stunning 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
Of course, the best part about this video is getting to see and hear this immaculately restored machine in action. The exhaust note isn't a wild, barking,, howling one like we've become accustomed to with modern "sound engineering," but rather a subtle, yet enjoyable throaty sound.
Leno remarks that this is the first Boss 429 he has ever driven, and is really impressed by how the car drives compared to its contemporaries. If there's one thing to note about the Boss 429, it's that it wasn't just a stoplight hero, it could actually go around turns, too.
Since the restoration was completed by the owner, he's only put 200 miles on the car. Think you'd be able to show that kind of restraint? With auction prices for a pristine example generally falling between $250,000 to $300,000, you might be wise to, but there's no way I could.
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