Classic Recreations is now officially licensed by Ford Motor Co. to build turnkey versions of some of the blue oval brand’s most legendary vehicles. The company will start with the 1969-1970 BOSS 302, 1969-1970 BOSS 429 and 1969-1970 Mach 1 Mustangs.
Classic Recreations is the only licensed continuation car builder to offer the highly sought after BOSS 429 Mustang, according to the company. Each vehicle the company builds will adhere to customer specifications using the latest chassis and drivetrain technology paired with new Ford-licensed reproduction parts.
Classic Recreations will debut the first vehicle built under the new license—a BOSS 429 Mustang—at the SEMA Show this November in Las Vegas.
The BOSS 9—as it is sometimes called in collector car circles—will be built from an original 1969 or 1970 Mustang body, though customers can opt for a brand-new body licensed by Ford, and will come equipped with a custom-built BOSS 429 engine featuring updated valvetrain and cutting-edge EFI and engine management systems.
“We chose to offer these new models because we wanted to expand our Ford offerings beyond just Shelbys,” said Jason Engel, owner of Classic Recreations. “The BOSS 429 is one of the coolest and rarest Mustangs ever produced, but they 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, and with modern chassis and engine tech these cars will actually be faster and easier to drive than the original."
Like the BOSS 429, the BOSS 302 and Mach 1 Mustangs will both begin with original 1969-1970 Mustang bodies or can be built with new Ford-licensed bodies. The 302 will be offered with two engine options: A current generation Coyote 32 valve Ford Performance V-8 crate engine or a 363-cubic inch stroker engine that utilizes a 302 block. The Mach 1 Mustangs can be equipped with any engine option offered by Classic Recreations, including the latest EcoBoost models from Ford or an original FE big block.