At this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations announced that it will be offering a ‘new’ Boss Mustang in either 302 or 429 form.
Built using genuine 1969-1970 Ford fastback bodies or a reproduction shell, these, not surprisingly, incorporate a range of modern touches and are conceived as ‘continuation cars’ – not full-on restomods nor classic reproduction – and have been conceived with the blessing of Ford Motor Company.
Headlining of course is the new Boss 429, which uses a genuine 385-series Ford big-block, V8-based crate engine, punched out to 546 cubic inches. Said to be rated at 815 horsepower, it’s teamed with a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox and sports modern suspension with tubular control arms and coilover shocks, plus large Wilwood brakes and modern rolling stock.
The Boss 302 version will be offered with either a modern 32-valve Coyote 5.0 crate engine or a stroked 363 small-block V8 based on the 302. There’s also a continuation Mach 1 on offer, which can be equipped with any drivetrain offered by Classic Recreations, ranging from a 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbo four, to an original FE-series big-block V8.
Classic Recreations will build you one of its continuation Boss Nines for $209,000 – which, when you consider that original factory stock examples frequently fetch $300,000 or more, is a relative bargain.