Brand-new Boss and Mach I Mustangs on the horizon

Brand-new Boss and Mach I Mustangs on the horizon

Classic Recreations lands licensing agreement with Ford for new high-performance pony cars

National Mustang Day occurred earlier this week, but with an announcement Wednesday by Classic Recreations, perhaps this should be considered National Mustang Week. The announcement: That Ford Motor Company has licensed the Oklahoma-based coachbuilder to turn out turn-key Boss 302, Boss 429 and Mach I Mustangs.

The first such vehicle, a Boss 429 Mustang, will be unveiled at the SEMA Show in November in Las Vegas.

“We chose to offer these new models because we wanted to expand our Ford offerings beyond just Shelbys,” Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel was quoted in the company’s news release. “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.”

Artist’s conception of the Boss 302

Customers can choose to have their cars built around a vintage Ford Mustang chassis or with all-new Ford-licensed bodywork. All three versions will be based on 1969-70 Ford designs.

“Each vehicle will be built to customer specifications using the latest chassis and drivetrain technology paired with new Ford-licensed reproduction parts – giving owners the opportunity to own and drive the most iconic muscle cars ever built, updated to run and drive like modern supercars,” Classic Recreations said in its announcement. 

The Boss 429 being built for SEMA will be powered by a custom-built Boss 429 engine with an updated valvetrain, electronic fuel injection and computerized engine management technology.

Buyers of the 302 can select from a current-generation Coyote 32-valve Ford Performance V8 crate engine or a 363cid “stroker” engine utilizing a 302 block.

The Mach 1 can be equipped with any engine offered by Classic Recreations, including EcoBoost powerplants from Ford or an original FE big block. 

Classic Recreations is based in Yukon, Oklahoma and was founded by Engel, who helped in his father’s used-car dealership and repair shop as a youngster. Engel later secured a license to build tribute versions of the Eleanor Mustang of Hollywood movie fame and then focused on Shelby-licensed Mustangs.

The Mach I

“We chose to offer these new models because we wanted to expand our Ford offerings beyond just Shelbys,” he said. 

“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.”

In addition to a series of Shelby-licensed Mustangs, Classic Recreations is a Ford Racing distributor; produces the CR1, a 1969 Camaro; and has done restorations on more than 200 collector vehicles.

For additional information, visit the Classic Recreations website.

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  • Spirit
    April 19, 2018, 2:46 PM

    OK, let’s all take a long, deep breath.

    Now, tell us how much all this is going to cost.

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    • Bill Bosley@Spirit
      April 19, 2018, 8:06 PM

      Interested!!!

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    • Jimmy Mack@Spirit
      April 20, 2018, 4:02 AM

      I know the Shelby Mustangs Jason does are over $100K. I visited his shop here in Oklahoma with a friend who was having a car built. Yes, the price tag is steep but he does amazing work. Glad to see he’s expanded his offerings. Time to start saving 🙂

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  • Jim Cole
    April 19, 2018, 2:51 PM

    Glad to see someone bring back these beautiful hot rods!!!

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  • tommy boy
    April 19, 2018, 4:15 PM

    how about the 428 cougar or the dan gurney 390?

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  • Steve Donnelly
    April 19, 2018, 5:10 PM

    I think this is awesome. I will be waiting for the day I can place my order for the Mach 1,I’m a Ford guy all day

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  • bill muntz
    April 19, 2018, 5:20 PM

    this is amazing as the 1969 mach and boss 429 represent the best body ever created for a mustang. i would love to have one of these new ones next to my 65 Shelby gt350 clone and my 92 gt vertable 33k mile unmolested baby next to it

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