Chances are that eBay Motors isn’t quite the first place most owners and dealers think to turn to when selling a rare, collectible, and/or high-price automobile, but rest assured that the website does see its fair share of high-dollar automotive transactions. In fact, Roadshow just published a list of the most expensive cars sold on eBay Motors during 2017, and one of the entries on the list left us thoroughly shocked: a genuine 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 in Grabber Blue, which fetched $210k.
The Boss 429 is one of the rarest, most coveted ‘Stangs of all time, with just 1,350 or so examples produced for the 1969 and 1970 model years. Power came from a 429-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) V8 that Ford had hoped to secure NASCAR homologation for, which was very conservatively rated at 375 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque – although it’s commonly acknowledged that the engine produces much more thrust than that.
Depending on the condition and originality of the Boss 429 Mustang sold on eBay Motors this past year, the buyer may have gotten a positively bonkers good deal; 429s have sold for less, of course, but it’s not unheard of for well-cared-for specimens to fetch $400k or more.
Apart from the 1970 Boss 429 Mustang, Roadshow‘s list of the 17 most expensive cars sold on eBay Motors in 2017 included two first-generation Ford GT examples, one of which was a 2006 model-year car with no racing stripes that sold for $240,420.