A friend of a friend here in the Bay Area recently told me about a Mustang fastback which sounds like it might (emphasize, might) be a genuine factory AFX car. The car is a manual trans car and nearly a stripped shell, and as of right now I don't know if it is a 67 or 68 (don't have any other good pics yet) It is not known if the car is for sale. I am just wondering if this may be a car of more historical significance than is currently realized, so I'm wondering if anyone here may have heard of the driver, or the car?
It has this placard riveted to the dash sheetmetal:
1970 Fastback (to be finished outside as a Boss 302 clone)
393 Windsor AFR 205 heads with 11.5:1 compression
Tremec TKO 5 Speed
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I agree with SAC69 that the dash looks like a pre-67 mustang and never heard of one of those with a 429 out the factory door. Kinda looks like someone just decided to make their own custom plate I guess. Maybe when you get a couple better pics would be great.
When you are working late, the boss will never be around. When you are surfing the net the boss will always drop by
I'll also bet that the owner created the tag and it looks like a 65-66 dash.
We need more photos for a more informative thread.
I agree. I think this was a privateer made up car.
The A/FX class in NHRA & AHRA was kaputt by the time the Cobra Jet came out.
Another possibility is the car is a New Old made up fake. Can't find a cool old "Barn Find"?? The new trend is to make your own fake barn find car-very popular with the hot rod and gasser crowd. Find old crudgy patina speed equipment, weather your paint, create rust etc.
Funny thing about these "Finds". There are more "registered" big block 1967 427 Vettes on the road today than Chevy ever built back in '67.
A real case of Caveat Emptor, a guy has gotta know his facts when finding or buying one of these. As said above, 429's and Cobra Jets just did not exist in 65-66, no matter WHO raced them. Just the thought of a 429 in a 65-66 Mustang has me rolling my eyes!
[/SIGPIC]67 Fastback GT -- original colour (Frost Turquoise), orig engine. Pic is of me and the Mustang taken in summer of '67, with original F70-14 Wide Ovals. Same car is now restored to "as new" but 3 speed tranny swapped out for 4 gear, with tach dash, Opentracker roller perches and idler arm, roller bearing pedal cluster, Cibie headlights
Right, the 429 CJ & SCJ came out first in the Torinos in 1970. Mustang and Torinos in 1971.
The only car I've questioned Myself about was about time the 1970 Mustangs were hitting the showrooms, In Louisville,Ky there was a 1969 Mustang Sportsroof 428SCJ DragPack painted "Grabber Blue" with the same black stripping as Larry Shinodas White 428 CJ car only it had the words "Street Boss" where the '69 "Boss 302" letters would have been as well as a rear deck mach1 style tape stripe also with "street Boss 428". had Mag Star wheels, shaker hood. This was a professional job. Grabber blue was not available on regular 1969 mustangs . also It had Michigan MFG tags and was on the Front lawn @ Bob Frensley Ford. Factory Promo Car ? who really Knows. Marti might have Info.TASCA ford came out with a Red Boss 429 "Street Boss" Race Car around that time.
1970 mach1 blue
1961 T-bird convertible, possible 1961 Elvis movie , "Follow that Dream " red florida car
1991 Mustang GT convertible
1971 mach1 429SCJ Grabber Yellow
1969 Cougar XR7 428 CJ
1965 Mustang GT Fastback
1965 Mustang fastback
1968 Torino notchback
1976 Mustang cobra II 302 4spd
1979 Mustang Cobra Turbo 4
1980 Mustang 4
1970 Dodge Challenger R/t 440
1968 Firebird 400
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