1970 Ford MustangBoss 302
Year of manufacture1970
To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
$ 60,000 - $ 75,000 US
The competitive nature of the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am series and the Bud Moore Ford Mustangs of Parnelli Jones and George Follmer provided the stage for the introduction of the legendary Mustang Boss 302. Period advertising referred to the Boss 302 as “Son of Trans-Am.” The Boss model was originally produced in 1969 and 1970, and the name wasn’t used again until the 2012 and 2013 model years. In its first run it was available with a 302-cid small-block or a 429-cid big-block. In 1970 only 7,013 Boss 302’s were built.
This was a car that was designed “to go quick and hang tight” and was offered in just one body style, the aerodynamically sound SportsRoof shape. The engine is the Ford high output 302-cid, 290-hp four-barrel V-8 that, with newly designed cylinder heads that permited canting the valves for better gas flow and larger diameter allowing for big horsepower out of this relatively small and lightweight unit. The four-speed gearbox is controlled with a Hurst T-handle shifter, the brakes are power-boosted, ventilated floating-caliper front discs (rear drums), competition-type suspension with staggered rear shocks to combat rear wheel hop on acceleration.
This is an extremely sharp Boss 302 that has been restored in an excellent manner and is presented in Code Q Medium Blue with black model-specific accent stripes and black bucket seat interior. The engine bay is beautifully detailed; impressive paint and model-specific matte black stripes beautify the car and the interior is clean and solid with an excellent dashboard, making for an outstanding overall presentation.
Among the equipment is dual sideview sport mirrors (with driver’s side remote adjuster), front spoiler, low rear wing, optional Sports Slats rear window shade, optional Magnum 500 wheels, BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, space-saver spare tire and AM/FM radio.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302