Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1969 Trans Am rivals


Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection

Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 | Barrett-Jackson photo

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

A true 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (Lot #2049), this car has matching date codes, casting numbers and engine numbers. With fewer than 2,000 produced and built in 1969, and with even fewer still retaining the original engine, transmission and rear end, this Mustang is incredibly rare.

As reported on the included original Build Sheet and Elite Marti Report, this Boss was ordered for a retired Ford Employee exactly as is.

The 1969 Mustang Boss 302 was built for the Trans Am racing circuit and competed against the Chevy Camaro Z/28. Both cars had the same engine displacement and the exact same horsepower, but the Boss 302 was not mass-produced, as was the Z/28.

This 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback (Lot #2049) is scheduled to cross the auction block in Scottsdale on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 | Barrett-Jackson photo

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

From 1966 through 1972, the original Trans Am racing series showcased not only some of the best professional road racing ever, but spurred the creation of fabulous collector cars such as the Ford Boss Mustang, Plymouth AAR Barracuda, and the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.

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Both the Trans Am series and the Z/28 took off in 1969 and Chevrolet dealers sold a remarkable 20,302 Z/28s that year. These Z/28s arent street legal racers, but they are about the nearest thing to it.

This 69 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (Lot #2035) has been thoroughly restored by Kent Waters Originals. It comes with voluminous documentation certified by Camaro expert Jerry MacNeish, plus photos of the car in 1969 and step-by-step photos of the restoration process.

It is finished in authentic and vibrant Rally Green with white racing stripes and a black bucket seat interior. It has a rare NOS Cross-Ram intake manifold, 4.10:1 differential, and many factory options, including Rally Sport trim, rosewood dash inserts, center console with auxiliary gauges and an Endura front bumper.

This 69 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (Lot #2035) is scheduled to cross the auction block in Scottsdale on Tuesday, Jan. 13.


The Ron Pratte Collection will begin being auctioned at the 44th Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction with automobilia from Saturday, January 10 at 9 a.m. (MST) through Tuesday, January 13 at 1 p.m. Prattes vehicles first cross the block at 4 p.m. on Tuesday with lot numbers 2000 through 2109 and continue with lot numbers 2500 through 2530 Saturday, January 17.