Ford to licence official continuations of Boss 429, 302 and Mach 1 Mustangs

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Your rego will say 2019, but all anyone else will see is a pure 1969 icon

Oklahoma-based company, Classic Recreations, has been creating brand new Shelby ‘Stangs with near coach-building levels of detail and attention for some time now.

Each car takes nearly 2,500 man hours to complete, starting with an original 65-68 fastback body; tearing it down to bare metal, and rebuilding everything from the ground up with brand new parts and brand new technology. It’s ultimately a brand new car under skin that looks classic – complete with official Shelby serial numbers and recognised on the Worldwide Shelby registry.

Now they’ve announced that they've received official licencing from Ford to produce three new continuation models: The Boss 429, Boss 302, and the Mach 1.

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The fabled Boss-9 will be the first to be introduced, set to debut at this year’s SEMA Show. With 1358 originals made over a two year period; it’s one of the most sought-after classic Mustangs in existence.

RC’s box-fresh Boss-9 continuation will receive a rebuilt 429 engine with an updated valvetrain, modern fuel-injection and engine management system. Owners can choose to start with an original body or a new recreation under official licence by Ford.

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Engine choices expand with the CR Boss 302s; including either a modern Coyote V8 crate motor, or an original 302 block stroked out to 363ci.

Conversely, the Mach 1 recreation will be on offer with any engine CR currently offers; ranging from 427 crate motors to the 5lt Coyote, to an original FE big block to…. A current 2lt four-cylinder EcoBoost. Yes, an Ecoboost Mach 1…

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Continuation cars can be divisive, critiqued on the basis of inauthenticity and dilution of original numbers. However, in the case of Aston Martin’s DB4 GT Continuation, 25 new cars were produced, a third of the original production pool, yet prices of the originals have since inflated.

Classic Recreations owner, Jason Engel states that original Boss 429s "have gotten so valuable that most owners won’t drive them. This offers people the chance to own an incredibly rare car that they can actually drive…".

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