Chad Kroeger’s 1969 Boss 429 Mustang

1969 Boss 429 Mustang owned by Chad Kroeger

Nickelback’s guitarist Chad Kroeger sold his 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 in January, 2014 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This Candy Apple Red beauty with a black interior was given a concours restoration and was one of the earliest of the hand built Boss 429’s

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Boss 429

Kroeger, a vocalist and guitarist for Nickelback, a Canadian rock band, has a ton of money in this Mustang and it sold for $291,500 (including the buyer’s commission).

Look closely and you’ll notice no car battery under the hood.  That’s because these Mustangs had a vented battery mounted in the trunk.  And while you’re looking at the radiator support you can see the white grease marker on the passenger side.  That show’s you the attention to detail in this restoration

History of Kroeger’s Boss 429

Boss 429’s left the factory with a 427 drag pack but were shipped to Kar Kraft, an up fitter, who swapped in a 429 high output 2 bolt block.  The Boss 429’s were only sold for two years 1969-1970 and were intended to fit under NASCAR rules so they could compete against the Hemi’s from Chrysler.  Only 859 were made in 1969.

Chad Kroeger

While the crowd is a bit younger than at some classic car venues, it was still fun to see how many passers-by had no idea who Nickelback was or Chad Kroeger.  Even the promise of a signed guitar to the new buyer didn’t help some.  Some didn’t know he is married to Avril Lavigne, but at least recognized her name!  Sort of reminds me of the Silver Auction where they sold an Impala owned by Greenday’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s Impala!

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Kosmic Outcast -Indianapolis Bound

Kosmic Outcast

Kosmic Outcast 40 Ford Pickup
1940 Ford Pickup

We first saw the Kosmic Outcast at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.  It was kind of hard not to notice this 1940 pickup with a lime green color and a Ed Roth vibe.  Now we learn it will be seen in Indianapolis at the upcoming Hotrod and Restoration Trade Show.  The Kosmic Outcast is billed as  “An Intergalactic Weapon of Destruction”

 

SEMA

It’s always nice to see cars that were at the SEMA show being featured at other car events.  It helps spread the wealth for car enthusiasts who can’t make it out to the SEMA Show.

Kosmic Outcast Builder

This beauty was built by Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle in Addison, IL and shows their talent and eye for perfection.  Plus it is hard to figure out what year this was originally, when you learn about all the parts borrowed from other cars like:

Kosmic Outcast Transplant List

Body modifications to the pickup include a 5-inch chop, 6-inch section,

  • ’34 Chevy truck cowl
  • ’57 Chevy hood skin
  • ’34 Ford Tudor rear window
  • ’57 Olds dash
  • ’60 Pontiac quarters
  • ’60 Plymouth Valiant tailgate and
  • ’53 Ford truck grille.

When you look at the interior, you have got to be floored.  Not sure how comfortable it is but this is a homage to Ed Roth for sure!

The pick up, if you can still call it that, is motoring around on a Olds Rocket 371 with a TKO600 tranny.   It is sure to be a hit at this upcoming show and many more!

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