Not 1, not 2, but 4 Calypso Coral Boss Mustangs for auction at Mecum Seattle this weekend
If you’re a Mustang lover who recently hit the Powerball jackpot it is your lucky weekend. You could walk away from the Mecum Seattle auction...
If you’re a Mustang lover who recently hit the Powerball jackpot, it's your lucky weekend. You could walk away from the Mecum Seattle auction with 4 rare Boss Mustangs, all in the beautiful Calypso Coral paint scheme. The main prize, of course, is a 1970 429 Boss Mustang Fastback, but it’s not like the other 3 are dogs. Here are the details on all 4:
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback
Start with an ultra-rare car and then add an ultra-rare paint code and you get the Holy Grail of Boss Mustangs. This Boss 429 is 1 of only 89 produced in 1970 in Calypso Coral and has won both the Team Shelby National Diamond Award and Division 1 at the Shelby American Automobile Club Concours.
Mecum sums it up:
Recently described as one of the most unique Boss 429s in the world, it is the crown jewel of The Legacy Collection’s Boss Quartet. As Legendary Collection curator Josh Dykes says, “It’s as good as it gets."
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback
This Boss 302 was part of the 2011 Mustang Dream Giveaway which inspired the matching build of the 2012 Patriot Boss 302 (see below).
Only 46 were built with this car’s paint and trim codes, and it includes a 4-speed, 3.91 Traction-Lok differential, hood tach, interior decor group, front and rear spoilers and sport slats. The dealer badge from John Hadock Ford in Lawrence, Kansas, is a wonderful piece of the car’s early history. In recent years, Ford included it at their 2010 SEMA display, where Ford racing legend Parnelli Jones autographed it above both exterior Boss 302 badges and inside, as well. Ford later transported it to Dearborn for display at their own headquarters. With matching chassis and engine numbers and authentication from both Mustang Club of America judges and Ford’s own restoration specialist Dennis Mondrach, there is no question this is an authentic, first year Boss 302, one of only 1,628 sold for 1969.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback
When Ford cancelled the Boss 302 racing program in late 1970, marketing efforts for the car had already begun, mainly the building of 30 promo cars. This is the last of the 30 promo Boss 302’s to be built.
The car has been restored, but carefully and thoughtfully as Mecum tells us:
It was a difficult decision to bring the car to this condition, as when acquired by the restorer it was a high-quality, original paint car. However, extended storage had taken its toll, with thin paint, dings and scratches, and battery acid damage to the engine compartment. A sympathetic, three-year restoration preserved as much originality as possible, and a series of letters documents the restoration and the rationale behind many decisions.
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Patriot Edition
Here it is… The most collectible 2012 Mustang ever produced. It’s a 1-of-1 2012 Boss 302 built as a collaboration between Ford and Steeda Autosports for the Mustang Dream Giveaway, the annual benefit for the Healing Heroes Network.
Painted in the same Calypso Coral as the other raffle car, the ’69 Boss 302 mentioned above, it is the only 2012 Calypso Coral Mustang ever made by Ford.
The 2012 and the 1969 Bosses have remained together since the raffle, but are being offered as separate lots at Mecum Seattle this year. Seems a shame to split them up, so we suggest buying both. Come on, it’s just money…
Catch the 2014 Mecum Seattle auction live starting at 10am Friday & Saturday at the CenturyLink Field Event Center or watch on TV with this television schedule:
Friday, June 13
Esquire: 12-3 PM Live
NBCSN: 5-8 PM Same Day Delay
Saturday, June 14
NBCSN: 4:30-8 PM Same Day Delay
Sunday, June 15
NBCSN: 4:30-7:30 PM Next Day Delay
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