A rare car in even rarer condition.
When it comes to collecting classic cars, there are classics and there are classic homologation cars, and the latter is far more valuable. Such a car is the Boss 429 Mustang, produced for the 1969 and 1970 model years only, as a counter to Chrysler's 426 Hemi bid for NASCAR dominance. But even the rare Plymouth Superbird is almost common in comparison to the Boss 429, as only 859 units were built, less than half the number of Superbirds.
The Boss 429 which will be up for auction in Monterey this weekend is an especially rare example of the breed. This unrestored car has just 902 miles on the clock, and still has the factory plastic wrap on the seat belts, steering wheel and passenger seat. The car has been passed down to three different owners thus far, each keeping it pretty much untouched. In fact, the original window sticker is still attached. Because of its pristine condition, the Boss 429 is expected to go for anywhere between $600,000 and $750,000. That's a lot, even for a Boss 429, but a factory new car form 1969 is pretty rare.