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Coachwork by Car Number: BME 4 - 1971
Please note that this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale.
For nearly 40 years, Bud Moore was inextricably linked with Ford racing, most memorably during the 1969–1971 Trans-Am seasons. He employed legendary drivers Parnelli Jones and George Follmer, who won the 1970 season in the iconic Boss 302 Mustangs. In late 1970, four Boss 302 “bodies-in-white” were delivered from Kar Kraft to Bud Moore Engineering. Two were raced, the third was designated as a backup, and this example, 4-1971, remained uncompleted.
According to Ed Ludke’s Mustang Road Racing Registry, in 1972, Roger Hurst of Kentucky acquired the unfinished 4-1971 while in Rochester, New York. After several East Coast owners, Steven Johns of Arizona acquired it in 2008. Bud Moore states in a letter on file that this was the last Kar Kraft Mustang provided to him for Trans-Am and that he and his son Greg assisted with the car’s completion, culminating in 2011.
In 2015, the consignor, an experienced vintage racer and important Ford customer, acquired 4-1971. Preparing for vintage racing, the engine was rebuilt by Hertel Racing Engines in South Carolina. A dyno run revealed an impressive 525 bhp at 7,700 rpm and much was done to dial in the car’s performance. Since completion, it was driven on track just once, at Brian Redman’s Targa Sixty Six event in 2018. In stunning condition and an excellent candidate for vintage racing, this is a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of one of Bud Moore’s legendary Mustangs.