Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. To many enthusiasts, the Sports Car Club of America's hotly contested original Trans-Am racing series reached its pinnacle during the early 1970s as virtually every American automobile manufacturer vied for supremacy both on the track and on the showroom floor. This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 competition car is a particularly attractive example with a well-known and interesting history. The subject of a January 2011 feature in the inaugural edition of Auto Enthusiast magazine, this original 1970 Mustang Boss 302 is powered by a proper G-Code engine and as offered, it is finished and detailed as a Bud Moore Engineering tribute car. Originally finished in Grabber Blue, this 1970 Boss 302 Mustang was purchased new by Joan M. Ericsson of Waterbury, Connecticut, who retained it until December 1974, when it was acquired by Paul J. Pettey, whose racing career included SCCA Trans-Am and entries at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona from the late 1960s through the late 1980s. Mr. Pettey modified this car for racing as a back-up machine to his #45 1969 Mustang, but it was never used as such by him and therefore never subjected to the abuse and damages usually inflicted in front-line racing. Following the untimely accidental death of Mr. Pettey during the 1990s, the Boss was acquired from his estate by a new owner and then in 2005, it was sent to Trans-Am specialists Conover Racing and Restorations and restored and finished into a close replica of the fabled original Bud Moore Engineering Boss Mustangs. Completed in 2008, the Boss is accompanied at auction with the original build sheet, receipts, track notebooks, and the VRA logbook. This is a real Trans Am racing car; however due to no previous participation in an "original" 1966-1972 Trans Am race, this car cannot run with the select "Historic Trans Am Group" at limited events such as the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, under the present rule structure. However, since 2008, this car has participated in many other vintage racing events across the country in the Trans Am/Group 6 Class. This car has recently undergone a full nut-and-bolt/race prep at Arrow Lane Racing and is turn-key ready for vintage racing use. Recently, the engine was fully rebuilt by MAECO, the vintage racing car specialists located in Northridge, California, with only test miles completed since the work was completed. VEHICLE SOLD ON BILL OF SALE.