Which 1969 Ford classic car muscled its way to $225,000 at Mecum?


A 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 was the clear winner at Mecum's classic car auction at Des Moines, Iowa on July 15 and 16.

Just 858 specimens of the muscle car model were built, making them highly collectible and extremely popular when they appear at auction.

The royal maroon four-speed beauty sold for $225,000, more than $100,000 clear of the second biggest seller, a five-speed 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Resto Mod, which made $120,000.

$225,000 could see you at the wheel of a 1969 Ford Boss

This Boss featured power steering, power front disc brakes and competition level suspension.

Aside from rarity, it is easy to see why the model is such a popular choice with collectors, with its muscle car styling and top end performance.

The $225,000 figure is one of the highest prices seen for a 1969 Boss at Mecum in recent years.

One of the 858 realised $275,000 at a Mecum Indianapolis sale in May 2008, while another made $230,000, also at Indianapolis, in May 2010.

For those who missed out this time around, there are further opportunities to capture a 1969 Boss later in the year, when a Fastback version comes to auction at Mecum's Monterey, California sale in August.

Other classic beauties to successfully sell at the weekend's auction were a 1957 Ford Thunderbird E Code Automatic, which achieved $75,000, and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327/360 HP, four-speed, which made $60,000.

A 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327/350 HP realised $46,000, while a four-speed 1957 Chevrolet 150 two-door sedan 454 CI automatic went for $45,000.

Watch this space for further muscle car sales later in the year.


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