In 1968, Ford began seeking a small-block V8 that they could race
in the SCCA 1969 Trans-Am road racing series. The race series
limited engine displacement to 305ci so Ford developed a unique
302ci V8 with a thin wall block casting that contained a high
nickel content. The engine also featured 4-bolt mains, screw in
freeze plugs and heads with a canted valve design. With this engine
design, Ford employed Larry Shinoda, a former GM designer, to come
up with a new Mustang to mate with the motor.
Shinoda designed a Mustang that was sleeker than its standard
Mustang counterparts and included options such as a signature rear
horizontal window shade and blackout hood. When asked by coworkers
what he was designing, Shinola simply told people he was designing
"the boss's car", since the project was to be a secret. Hence the
name that stuck - the Boss 302 Mustang.
This 1970 Boss 302 is the result of a rotisserie restoration that
was obviously completed with close attention to detail. Originally
built at the Dearborn plant, this car is powered by a 302ci/290hp
V8 tied to the factory close-ratio 4-speed transmission with
factory 3.91 Traction-Lok differential. Finished is it's original
color combination of Calypso Coral with Vermilion interior, this
Boss 302 stands out among the crowd. Marti report is included with
the car confirming options it was originally ordered with,
including rear deck spoiler and Shaker hood.
Unless stated otherwise, mileage shown on odometer is exempt and
unknown if original.
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