For Sale: 1970 Ford Mustang in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

It's hard not to take notice of a vintage Ford Mustang convertible, especially when it's been treated to a top-end restoration and comes wrapped in cool colors punctuated by a legendary Boss 351 exterior treatment. That's exactly what you get with this 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 351 Tribute - a stunning Pony droptop featuring off-the-charts curb appeal, a thundering 427 V8 crate engine, an upgraded 4-speed automatic transmission, and a sporty suspension capped off with power 4-wheel disc brakes. This Mustang gets just about everything right, so if you're looking to get into the hobby in a big way, this beauty will get you there FAST.

The 1970 design is widely considered the final crescendo of the first-generation Mustang, representing the swan song for the 'go-fast' Ponies before they got fat, lazy, and choked by emissions regulations. These Mustangs were undoubtedly longer, wider, and heavier than the Ponies that came before, but they weren't the big land yachts that Ford introduced in 1971 when luxury replaced performance. For many, the 1970 Mustang is the last proper Mustang muscle car and one of the best-looking examples because it toned down the over-aggressive styling of the '69 model while bridging the gap between the nimble Pony and flexing muscle car. With its long hood and short decklid, the car looks like it could throw a punch at any moment, and the additions of a chin spoiler, blacked-out grille, Shaker hood scoop, Boss decals, and 'go-wing' spoiler out back all add to its aggressiveness. Searing yellow paint certainly draws lots of attention, and that's a good thing because this finish is ready to stand up to tough scrutiny. The Yellow color consists of a custom mix filled with beautiful golden metallic flakes and lustrous pearlescence buried under the clearcoat, meaning the finish absolutely comes to life when any light is reflected, and it was laid down to a very high standard. We're talking borderline show quality (it was featured at SEMA 17), with only minor imperfections to report, most of which could be remedied by a buff-and-wax. Black Boss 351 decals are the perfect contrast to the yellow, and they, too, were mixed with golden metallic flakes before they were painted on and sealed underneath layers of clearcoat. The result is a gorgeous, uniform application that's about as nice as they come, and because the restoration was completed in 2016, it still looks very fresh. Chrome bumpers and brightwork add to the flash, although admittedly, it could be polished a bit better, some elbow grease will quickly bring it back to the same level as the paint.

Ford excelled with their interiors during this era, combining a racy feel with grand touring comfort that has defied the decades. It's a feeling that's amplified even further by the right upgrades. Period-perfect, high-back vinyl bucket seats not only look cool, but they also are firm and supportive for long drives, and the matching rear bench has plenty of room for two, three in a pinch. A factory center console that houses the chrome T-handle shifter furthers this comfortable attitude with an armrest and storage compartment, and it's adorned with the same woodgrain applique found on the stock door panels and dash that adds a warm, sophisticated feel to the otherwise sporty cabin. A Cobra-style, wood-rimmed steering wheel was mounted atop a tilt column and reminded everyone that this is a performance car. Although the gauges just beyond might appear stock at first, a closer look reveals that they're modern and upgraded, complete with a digital odometer reading. The dual-cowl dashboard combined with the deeply sloped center section gives the driver a natural sporting feel, an upgraded AM/FM/AUX stereo was installed in the factory slot and provides the entertainment, and although the factory A/C switches and vents are still in place, only a working heater-defrost unit remain. The black power top is in great shape and operates efficiently with a switch, while black Mustang floormats protect the plush carpets inside the cabin and the solid floors in the spacious trunk out back.

Under the hood is where the party gets started, power-packed via a Ford Performance 427 V8 crate engine. With an $8900 sticker price straight out of the crate, it's built on Ford Racing's Boss 351 block. It comes augmented with Ford X aluminum heads, a big 4-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock RPM aluminum intake, long-tube headers, and an MSD ignition that all work together to punch out 450HP and 520 lb-ft of torque. Powerful and highly responsive, yet docile enough to be driven regularly, it's the perfect drivetrain for those that like to cruise and embarrass any cheeky competition from redlight-to-redlight. It's a thing of beauty under the hood, topped with that imposing Shaker scoop, finned 'Ford Racing 427 Cobra' valve covers, neatly organized wires and plumbing, and a giant Griffin aluminum radiator dual electric fans keep the whole show nice and cool. The powerful engine is mated to a smooth-shifting 4-speed automatic that can easily handle all that power, and it spins a Detroit True-Trac 9-inch rear end filled with 3.70 gears that allow for both huge off-the-line pop and easy highway cruising. Upgraded sway bars fore and aft stiffen the body and help the convertible in the corners. Power steering allows easy cruising, while power 4-wheel disc brakes stop it on a dime. A great-sounding X-pipe dual exhaust system offers a throaty soundtrack, bellowing through Magnaflow mufflers and turn-downs underneath the rear valance. Magnum 500-style wheels finish off the look perfectly, wrapped in 245/50/19 BFGoodrich radials with plenty of grips.

Beautifully restored and packed with loads of goodies, this turnkey Mustang droptop only needs one more thing: a new owner. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Ford Mustang
  • Listing ID: CC-1652727
  • Price: $65,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:2927
  • Stock Number:7761-CHA
  • VIN:0F03H170674
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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