This muscle car was the Mustang, which received one of its best versions ever in 1969 when Ford launched the Boss 429 to compete with Mopar’s HEMI engine in NASCAR. In order to meet the homologation criteria of 500 units, the brand produced a limited quantity of Mustang Fastbacks. It is a genuine Mustang, ready to shatter at the sound of the starter’s pistol.
Between 1969 and 1970, Ford manufactured 1358 Boss 429s, 859 in 1969 and 459 in 1970. A 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 7.0-liter V8 produced 375 horsepower both years and could accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds, which is rather respectable for a historic automobile. The Ford Mustang Boss 429 is among the hardest muscle vehicles to locate. So let’s examine which 1960s muscle cars are capable of competing with a 1969 Mustang Boss 429.
1969 Dodge Charger
This is the car that Hollywood adored. Due to the ’69 Chargers’ representation as the modified stock car, this generation of classic Dodges is most recognizable when painted orange with “01” number textures on each door. General Lee appears in the Dukes of Hazzard and Fast & Furious franchises.
This was not a trick. Dodge complimented the fast-appearing appearance with a powerful engine. The basic engine was a 230-hp, two-barrel carburetor, 5.2-liter V8 with wedge-shaped combustion chambers that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds. This speedster is available for between $47,000 and $120,000.
1965 Pontiac GTO
In 1964, the GTO was only offered as an option package for the LeMans, but by the late 1960s, it had rapidly developed into a powerful weapon in muscle-car competition. In 1964, the Pontiac GTO ushered in the muscle car era, although other automobiles had employed the same formula before it.
When sales surged, the horsepower wars began, and every other manufacturer rushed to produce their own version, ushering in an age of unparalleled automotive beauty that will never be repeated.
1968 Chrysler Roadrunner Hemi
Someone may have dubbed the Plymouth Road Runner Hemi after a Looney Tunes character, but make no mistake: it was a relentlessly ambitious automobile. In the late 1960s, the Road Runner Hemi was a popular muscle car. It came standard with either a 2-liter four-barrel V8 engine with 335 horsepower or a 7-liter Hemi engine with 425 horsepower and a 0-60 pace of 4.9 seconds. Good condition examples are available for approximately $48,000, which is a reasonable price.
1965 Mustang GT-350 Shelby
In its first two years of production, the Ford Mustang ‘pony car’ sold two million vehicles in the United States in 1964. Shelby produced only 562 Mustang GT-350s in 1965, while the Shelby GT-350s produced in 1966 and 1968 were more luxuriously appointed and less race-oriented. These modifications produced 306 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Therefore, the GT350, one of the best muscle cars ever produced, was capable of 138 mph top speed and 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds. In its heyday, the Shelby was a lightning-quick automobile. At $130,000, this gorgeous beast is of tremendous value.
1968 Pontiac Firebird
In 1967, Pontiac introduced the Firebird through the Chevrolet Camaro. Although eclipsed by the Chevrolet Camaro, the first-generation Pontiac Firebird is a desirable automobile. For the 1968 model year, the GTO’s 400 cubic inch engine developed 325 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 430 pound-feet of torque at 3,200 rpm. Nonetheless, the performance was outstanding. It required 14.7 seconds to traverse a quarter-mile and 6.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour. Even at $29,990, it is a worthwhile vehicle on the used market.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
The Z/28 was designed to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am series as a legitimate race car wearing city clothing. Standard equipment included an upgraded suspension, a Muncie close-ratio 4-speed transmission, power disc brakes on all four wheels, and a 290-hp, 5.0-liter V8 engine.
1969 Dodge Super Bee
The Super Bee was merely a Dodge Charger with modifications. In 1968, the Bee was offered with either a 6.2-liter V8 or the legendary 7-liter Hemi engine. The A12 Super Bee was equipped with 390 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. What is the Super Bee’s rarity? For the 1969 1/2 model year, Dodge only produced 1,907 vehicles with the A12 option. Two body options were available: pillarless hardtop and pillared coupe. The base price of a pre-owned Dodge Super Bee A12 is $64,900.
1966 Oldsmobile 442 W30
Oldsmobile launched a late performance option for the 1964 model year based on the B09 Police Apprehended package in response to the incredibly popular 1964 Pontiac GTO. The 4-4-2 reached its peak in 1966. Some consider it to be the most aesthetically pleasing 4-4-2 ever produced after an exciting exterior redesign. The standard L78 400ci engine now generates 350 horsepower, whereas the optional L69 tri-power engine generates 360 horsepower. In 1966, there were 21,997 Oldsmobile 442 sold. Not what you’d expect is the most impressive aspect of this 1966 Oldsmobile 442 in Jay Leno’s garage.
Daytona 1969 Dodge Charger
It was the Dodge with the most recognizable design ever. However, contrary to its name, the Daytona was not designed for street racing. Dodge was able to win NASCAR races on superspeedways, the world’s longest and fastest courses. Only 505 Charger Daytonas were produced by Dodge for the 1969 model year. It produced 425 horsepower from a 7-liter Hemi 426 or 375 horsepower from a 7.2-liter Hemi 440.