SPECIALISTS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE 1971 MUSTANGS
Touring Blue Oval Car Barn Mentioned In Travel Section of Southern Living Magazine

Touring Blue Oval Car Barn Mentioned In Travel Section of Southern Living Magazine

The November 8th issue of Southern Living magazine included a Travel article about visiting Mineral Wells, Texas, home of the Crazy Water Hotel and the Crazy Water Bath House & Spa.  In the Best Things To Do section, the article said “…tour the collection of muscle cars at Blue Oval Car Barn.”  Which BTW, is FREE!  For information on arranging a tour for yourself, your group, or your club, use this link.

free Blue Oval Car Barn tours

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Super Cobra Jet Mustang Mach 1 Rescued From Storage By Collector Finley Ledbetter

Super Cobra Jet Mustang Mach 1 Rescued From Storage By Collector Finley Ledbetter

The following text and photographs were created by Jerry Heasley, Mustang chronologist, and was originally published as an article in the Hot Rod Car Profiles section of MotorTrends magazine.  It has been edited to fit in this space.

Finley tracks down and rescues a rare ’71 Mach 1 with a Super Cobra Jet 429 engine

Finley Ledbetter stood in the center of his “Blue Oval Car Barn” in Mineral Wells, Texas, surrounded by a showroom of 1971 Mustangs, all high-performance models. “These are just my cars. I don’t sell them. I don’t trade them. I’ve sold three cars in 40 years,” he states matter-of-factly. With such a singular focus on one year model, it’s no wonder he was the guy to track down an incredible barn find, a 1971 Super Cobra Jet Mach 1, hidden in a salvage yard in Missouri.  When asked why he has a fascination with ’71 Mustangs, he replies, “Had one. Had one in high school.”

There’s more of the MotorTrend article, more photos, a link to the full article, and a link to view Jerry Heasly’s video below.

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9000 Mile Survivor 1971 Mustang Mach 1

9000 Mile Survivor 1971 Mustang Mach 1

We recently finished an ice blast, buff, and color correction on this 9000 mile survivor 1971 Mach 1.  Know years ago in the MidWest as Super Mo, it’s a 350 trac lock M code 4 speed ram air Mach 1.

Grabber Lime Green Boss 351 back from Metal Shop

Grabber Lime Green Boss 351 back from Metal Shop

Here is the first weeks work from the metal shop on the Grabber Lime Green Boss 351 restoration project.
The front clip has been removed and the frame rail rust-out repaired.  We will put it back together shortly and start on the floor, cowl and back half.  Stay tuned for more updates on this rebuild!
2023 Boss Nationals

2023 Boss Nationals

Mark your calendar to attend 2023 Boss Nationals which is taking place at Bend XPO, East Moline, IL from August 24th through August 26th, 2023.

This is a national gathering of Ford’s best high-performance true Boss Mustang and Cougar cars – stock, modified and Cougar cars – past and present. Showcasing 1969, 1970, 1971, 2012 & 2013 Boss Mustangs and Cougars.   Also spot lighting 427 SOHC Cammer powered Ford and Mercurys.

Visit the Boss Nationals website for detailed information.

Survivor 1972 HO Mustang Mach 1 Cleanup

Survivor 1972 HO Mustang Mach 1 Cleanup

This survivor 1972 HO Mustang Mach 1 is in the process of being cleaned up.  Here’s a first glimpse after 600 rust spots were removed and the car buffed and sealed.

Have a Mustang that needs prepping, cleanup or restoration? Let us know.  The Blue Oval Car Barn – BOCB – does everything for 1971 Mustangs!  Buying, Selling, Sourcing, Restoring, Consulting!

Restoration of “Special” Car Nearing Completion

Restoration of “Special” Car Nearing Completion

Here’s a special car that Finley believes restoration will be completed within the next 45-60 days.  It’s a 1971 Mustang 429 Drag Pack Mach 1 J Code Ram Air car with 4 speed and 411 Detroit locker.  He purchased it years ago and started restoration about 3 years ago.  It’s black with white Mach 1 interior. Finley says, “It will be stunning!”

Grabber Blue Boss Quartet at MCACN

Grabber Blue Boss Quartet at MCACN

Finley brought this Grabber Blue Boss Quartet to the 2022 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals – MCACN – held in Chicago.  On display were a 1970 Boss 429, a 1970 Boss 302, a 1971 Boss 351 with a Kicker, and a 2013 Boss 302.  There’s a couple more photos and a link to a short video below. read more…