The Ford Mustang Boss 302 is an icon among icons, a car from the
pinnacle of the muscle car era that does more with less and as a
result has become a blue-chip collectable. And for many of us,
there's one in the past that got away, and now with prices on these
cars skyrocketing, we thought we'd never get to own one of these
awesome cars. Well, this 1969 Boss 302 tribute offers a more
affordable way to own a legend, one with a few smart upgrades that
you'd never find in an original Boss, and a high-dollar rotisserie
restoration to boot, making this car the best of both worlds.
Now, we're not going to tell you that this is a real car, because you've already figured that out by the price. It's a very fresh restoration that's built for showing and driving, and if you've experienced a Boss 302 already, then you know that driving is what they do best. Grabber Orange isn't this car's original color, but it's the right color on a Boss, so that's what went on when the car was refinished. In fact, the paint is only six months old and has about 14 miles on it, so it's incredibly fresh and bright and done to a very high standard, completed by one of the most respectable shops in Atlanta. The Boss graphics are expertly applied and the body doesn't show any critical issues that would suggest a checkered past and the blacked out hood and deck lid are painted satin black for effect. Factory rear window louvers, a factory rear spoiler, and the blacked-out tail panel all work well with the bright orange paint and gorgeous chrome bumpers to give this Boss just the right look.
The black interior is especially nice, with new seat covers on the original buckets, correct door panels, and the critical Hurst shifter. The seats look upscale in the Mustang's all-black interior, and you can see why this was such a great place to do the serious business of driving fast. Factory gauges are original, but they work just fine and there are new bulbs inside, so they light up brightly at night. The original AM radio is gone, replaced by an AM/FM/iPod stereo that fits like it was born there. The shifter is a proper Hurst unit, complete with cue ball knob, but you'll note that it now manages five gears, not four, making this Boss a weapon on the street yet comfortable on the highway. The back seat looks almost new, and the neatly finished trunk offers a correct plaid mat that fits rather well.
The 302 cubic inch V8 that is the heart of the Boss looks awesome in the engine bay and even though it's not the real thing, it sure looks convincing. It's correctly dressed in Ford Blue with a big air cleaner and proper reproduction decals, all of which make the 1969s unique. Upgrades include an Edelbrock intake manifold and Holley 4-barrel carburetor, and there's a Comp Cams bumpstick inside that gives it that famous cackling boss idle. It starts easily and runs great, pulling the car around with genuine authority. The 5-speed transmission doesn't mind the extra power running through it and with a towering overdrive gear, highway cruising is effortless. Magnaflow supplied the exhaust, so you know it sounds awesome, and one glance underneath and you'll see that this really is a clean car, with a brand-new, upgraded suspension. Magnum 500 wheels are the best choice on any late-60s Mustang, with this one wearing fresh BFG radials.
If you're going to quibble over correctness, this isn't your car. But if you've dreamed of owning one of these, this is a great opportunity to do so at a relatively affordable price And they don't get much nicer than this beauty. Call today!