1970 Ford Mustang
Car for sale by LBI Limited in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124
Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
Classic Car Overview
- Chassis # 0F02G194592
- Engine # 0F02G194592
- 1 of 861 Originally Finished In Grabber Blue
- A Nicely Restored, Matching Numbers Example
- Well-Optioned With Shaker Hood, Sports Slats and 3.50 Traction-LOK Differential
- Includes Marti Report and Original Sales Documentation
The Trans-Am series of racing was wildly popular in the late 1960s and was, at the time, being dominated by the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Ford decided that it was time to put a stop to this, however, the sanctioning body of the Trans Am racing series, the SCCA, required all competing vehicles to be based on a production model. So, Ford set out to build a no-holds-barred version of their Mustang in order to meet homologation requirements and put an end to the fun that the Camaros were having. What they came up with, the Mustang Boss 302, was a hopped-up version of their fastback mustang, fitted with a four-speed transmission, disk brakes, sway bars, a quick-ratio steering box as well as a number of other changes to aid in performance. The engine, which was 302 cubic inches and rated at an understated 290 hp, was made by combining the block from Fords Windsor V8 with the head from their newest “Cleveland V8”. This project was obviously being worked on in secret, and as the story goes, when Larry Shinoda was asked what he was working he simply replied “the boss car”, and the name stuck from there. Ford officially entered into the Trans-Am series in 1969 and although they were competitive, bringing home a few wins, it was Mark Donahue in a Camaro that took home the overall title at the end of the series. In 1970 however, the Boss 302 found success with the legend Parnelli Jones behind the wheel, and the Mustang officially took the Trans-Am title in the over 2-liter class. Having accomplished what they ultimately set out to do, Ford decided to shelf the Boss 302 after only 2 short years. It would be almost 42 years till Ford brought the Boss 302 name back with their 2012 model.
The example on offer here is a numbers matching 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, chassis number 0F02G194592 and engine number 0F02G194592. It is finished in the always striking Grabber Blue exterior paint with Black Clarion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl Bucket Seats on the interior. The current mileage shows as 46,913 on the odometer. It was produced on June 16, 1970, in the Dearborn plant and sold on October 12, 1970, out of Wilson Ford Sales in Huntington Beach, California. Not much else is known about the car up until the early 2000s when the car received a full and well-done restoration. It was purchased by its previous owner in 2005, located in Oxford Michigan, where it stayed until the current owner purchased it a few years ago. The current owner did add a vintage style air conditioning unit to the car but other then that has simply maintained the car and driven it. This Boss 302 remains in great condition, with the quality of the restoration still showing very nicely almost 20 years later. This car would be considered a strong driver, both mechanically and cosmetically in great shape but with a few very minor imperfections in the exterior that could be easily corrected should a future owner want to take this car to the next level. This particular car is very nicely optioned with many desirable add ons being included from the factory. A brief rundown of options ordered on the car include:
Four-Speed Wide Ration Manual Transmission
3.50 Traction-Lok Differential
F60X15 Belted Tires With Raised White Letters
Shaker Hood Scoop
Sport Deck Rear Seat
Included with the sale of this vehicle are the Marti Report and Original Sales Documents.
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Classic Car ID101201269
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