Spring is officially here, and with it comes the prospect that many of our most beloved cars and trucks will soon hit the open road after hibernating in garages during the winter. But it is also a great season for those of us that do not own a summer toy, because it also rings in another automotive past-time: the start of the auction season.
Sure, the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction already took place in January. No matter, we still submit that spring is a great chance to try your hand at some classics, either at the annual Mecum auction in Houston (April 9th-11th) or a week later at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach (April 17th-19th). For now, one thing is for sure: Mecum will be host to some hungry Ford buyers.
Take this stunning, bone-stock ’69 Mustang Boss 429 fastback, for example. It’s just one of 829 units of the Boss 429 built in 1969 and just one of 201 Bosses in Candyapple red. It received a full rotisserie restoration in 2011 and it is also a 3-time Mustang Club of America (MCA) Gold Concourse winner. Plus, with a numbers-matching warranty card, owners manual, build sheets, both invoices and an original body, you can guarantee this Boss is bound to get plenty of attention.
Packing 375 horses mated to a four-speed manual, matching numbers, show credentials and a complete restoration, we can only hope that the new owner of lot S93 will forgo the urge to stick it on a trailer, and instead add a couple miles to the 34,900 miles (currently) on the odometer.