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For Sale: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss in Buford, Georgia

Vehicle Description

This 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 was built in November of 1970 and delivered new to Collingwood Ford Motor Sales in Findlay, Ohio. It is finished in light pewter metallic with black accents over black vinyl and is powered by its matching-numbers BOSS 351ci Cleveland V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Power is routed to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and a 3.91:1 rear axle with a Traction-Lok differential. 

The car was is equipped with the following options:

- Traction-Lok differential

- AM radio

- Convenience group

- Tinted glass complete

- F60X15 Wide Oval belted raised white letter tires

- Very rare automatic seat belt release (delete)

- Magnum 500 wheels

This Boss 351 shows 55,344 miles, which is to be believed original miles, & is offered in our private warehouse here in Georgia with service records, a Deluxe Marti report, original manufacturer’s literature, a dealer invoice, full updated bumper-to-bumper service and a clean title.

The car was restored & refinished with black vinyl graphics in approximately 1997 & shows extremely well. All body panels appear to be original to the car. Exterior features include a black Dual Ram Induction hood, a black front spoiler and rear wing, Boss 351 decals, and chrome bumpers. The Boss 351 was a 1971-only model, and a very scant 1,806 examples were produced.

The 15″ Magnum 500 wheels are wrapped in BF Goodrich radial T/S's raised white tires. The Boss 351 included power front disc brakes and a competition suspension with staggered rear shocks.

The interior features black vinyl seating with a matching headliner and door panels, along with a black dashboard, center console, and carpets. Interior equipment features a factory Hurst T-handle shifter, AM radio, and black trim appointments.

The two-spoke standard steering wheel frames an 8k-rpm tachometer, a 120-mph speedometer, and center-mounted auxiliary gauges. The center console houses readouts for oil temperature, voltage, and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer shows 55,344 miles, approximately 100 of which have been added under current private ownership.

The 351-4v Boss-specific Cleveland V8 was refurbished along with the paint on the car at the time if its careful sympathetic restoration. A full bumper-to-bumper service was performed by our award-winning shop here in Georgia in November 2021.

Car is listed in the BOSS 351 registry

This car is dialed-in & ready to show & go!


The 1971 Boss 351 was perhaps best known for its significant performance merit. Under the 351’s hood resided a 351 cubic-inch V8. However, this engine differed from that which was utilized by the Boss 302, as both its block and cylinder heads were of Cleveland make, as opposed to the 302’s use of a Windsor block.

The Boss 351’s R-code powerplant featured stroke measurements that were ½ inch greater than that of the 302. This bolstered the 351 cubic-inch V8’s compression ratio to 11.7:1. Additionally, the R-code engine was upgraded to the use of forged-aluminum pistons, and four-bolt mains.

Power was directed through manual four-speed transmission, equipped with a T-handle Hurst shifter. This transmission could be ordered in both close and wide ratios. A Traction-Lok 9-inch differential with 3.91:1 gears was responsible for directing output to the Boss 351’s rear wheels.

This powertrain arrangement produced 330 HP @ 5,800 TPM, and 380 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 RPM. The Boss 351 achieved 0-60 MPH times of just 5.7 seconds and was capable of covering ¼ mile in under 15-seconds.

The Boss 351’s tenure was short-lived, as it would be dropped from production after the 1971 model year. Upon its retirement, Ford discontinued the Boss lineup in its entirety, as the company’s focus continually shifted away from race-related endeavours. Today, the Boss 351 is highly sought after, due to its relative scarcity, as only 1,806 such Mustangs were ever produced.

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Ford Mustang Boss
  • Listing ID:CC-1550461
  • Price:$99,000
  • Location:Buford, Georgia
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang Boss
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:55344
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