FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302
Ford's performance machine, the Boss 302, was a direct competitor to Chevrolet's Camaro Z/28, offering more performance on a reduced-weight chassis. It proved its worth on the track, winning the SCCA 1970 Trans-Am Racing Series. It was equally popular in the showroom, offering customers a vehicle just as comfortable on the road as it was on the track. In the February 1970 issue, Car and Driver further praised the Boss's street manners, stating, "It is quiet and exudes quality, very much like an expensive European GT car. The stiff suspension and high shock absorber control give it a very purposeful feel, and because the body doesn't quiver or rattle when you hit a bump, the overall impression is most satisfying."
Under the hood, the Boss's high-output 302i V8 was said to produce 290hp at 4600 rpm, and actual output was estimated to be far higher. Ford spared no expense to ensure this would be a Trans-Am-worthy power plant, installing new "dry-deck" Cleveland-style heads with 2.33-inch intake valves and no head gaskets, solid lifters, an aluminum high-riser manifold, super-high-flow Holley 4-barrel carburetor, high-capacity dual-point ignition, four-bolt central-main-bearing caps, cross-drilled forged crankshaft and special pistons.
Documented with the original factory Build Sheet and Deluxe Marti Report as the ONLY 1970 Boss 302 Mustang built with these options, and a history of being rotisserie restored and owned by a highly recognized Mustang expert, makes this car as "blue chip" as they come. Restored sparing no expense, its matching-numbers drivetrain (other than the factory replacement block) is perfect from the carburetor through the 4-speed close-ratio manual transmission to the rear end. Colors from the factory were Wimbledon White with Black Clarion Knit/Corinthian hi-back vinyl bucket seats. The numerous rare options on the Window Sticker included fold-down rear sport deck seats, rear deck spoiler, Traction-Lok differential, optional 3.91 axle ratio, Sport Slats, power steering, tilt steering wheel, AM radio, Décor Group, tinted glass complete, Magnum 500 chrome wheels, tachometer and trip odometer.