1969 Mustang – Ohio George – The Gasser

1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang
Year 1969
Make Ford
Model Mustang
Body Style Sportsroof – Fiberglass
Engine BOSS 429 Twin Turbo
Frame ’33 Willys

One of the most enigmatic Mustangs of all time was Ohio George Montgomery’s “Mr. Gasket Gasser,” which still survives today in the hands of restorer/collector Bob Perkins. Built in 1969 for Ford’s drag racing program, the body is fiberglass and the frame is a modified ’33 Willys. Straight axles were de rigueur on Gassers, bolstered with Logghe front coilover springs and a Ford 9-inch rear end.

“I could adjust the loading at all four corners,” Montgomery tells us. “The chassis was way ahead of its time.” Under the hood is a Boss 429 with twin turbochargers.

Montgomery revolutionized the NHRA’s “Gasser” class in 1967 with his “Malco Gasser” ’67 Mustang fastback. Previously, he had been winning with a supercharged ’33 Willys coupe. Running elapsed times in the high 8-second range at about 160 mph, his record-setting Willys caught Ford’s attention in the early 1960s.

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