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Even though we recently had the pleasure to review and enjoy Ford’s 2012 Mustang Boss 302, we didn’t lose sight of the classic Boss 302s that put the famed model on the map. Now it’s nice to see a contrasting classic 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, restored from the frame-up to immaculate form, available for you to purchase.
This classic Boss 302 was originally built in September of 1969 out at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant. Over 40 years later, it got a complete restoration by Daniel’s Hot Rods & Body Shop out in Jarretsville, Maryland. It sports a completely original, rust-free body on every panel except its front fenders. After the previous owner found some small inner-patches on the stock fenders, he tracked down NOS replacements and had them installed to showroom alignment.
Then the vehicle got its statement making paint job in Grabber Blue along with a flat black rear deck lid, spoiler and expertly-applied Boss side stripes. The result? A classic Boss 302 that could rival a brand new 302 in the looks department bumper to bumper.
Under the hood is a numbers-matching small block 302 V8 Winsor powerplant with 290-hp. The fully restored classic has 52,169-miles on the odometer and has an asking price of $89,900. Combine the immaculate exterior and the perfectly-running engine with the pristine black vinyl interior and you’ve got a near-perfect retro resale.
GALLERY: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
[Source: RK Motors]
Ford is serious about the performance of the new Mustang Boss 302, and they want the new owners to be able to get the most out of their cars.
So much so that Ford is now offering a full track day experience to those who have bought the track ready Boss 302. Called the ‘Boss Immersion’ track experience, this program has been put together by Team Mustang and Ford Racing. The events will take place at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.
While you will need to cover your travel and hotel stay in Utah, Ford will pay for the track time and will even bring their own cars. The day before your track time, an evening reception will be held to get everyone acquainted with each other and learn more about the technical details of this normally-aspirated, 5.0-liter, V8 monster, which produces 440-hp.
Jamie Allison, the director of Ford Racing said, “There’s nothing like the experience of being behind the wheel of a high-performance car on a dedicated track. It’s the environment that breeds incredible machines like Mustang Boss, and for owners who want to experience all these cars are capable of, we can promise an unforgettable event.”
So if you weren’t decided about buying the new Mustang Boss 302, maybe this added track benefit will help make your decision a lot easier.
After debuting the new Boss 302 Mustang late last week at Laguna Seca raceway, Ford has how released an extensive new selection of photos of the car for those who just can’t get enough.
The hopped-up Mustang GT gets a more powerful 5.0-liter V8 with 440-hp and 380 ft-lbs of torque thanks to a new intake and exhaust system. Other notable items include a 3.73 rear end, an upgraded clutch, adjustable shocks and stiffer springs, a rejigged traction control system, Brembo brakes and 19-inch wheels. Options includes a limited-slip differential and Recaro seats.
And debuting at Laguna Seca, Ford has also released more pics of the B0ss 302 Laguna Seca model with lightweight wheels, R-compound tires, a rear spoiler, front splitter and brake cooling ducts. Ford claims this model can pull 1.03 lateral Gs!
GALLERY: Boss 302 Mustang
When the new 5.0L 2011 Mustang GT first debuted, Ford also revealed a Boss 302R track car. A street version of the Boss was presumed but Ford refused to confirm the rumors. Now it appears they don’t have to thanks to some loose-lipped announcers on SPEED TV who revealed that a Boss 302 would debut later this week at Laguna Seca as a part of the festivities surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
And it’s not just the time that was revealed with news also leaking about a low $30,000 price tag. As for the engine, the 5.0L V8 will remain, but with power upped to 430-hp – an 18-hp increase over the stock block.
We also expect some track-inspired goodies like light-weight wheels, upgraded brakes and some nice suspension components.
AutoGuide will be in Monterey later this week for Pebble Beach and will be sure to deliver live photos of the new Boss 302 if and when it debuts.
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Ford appears set to bring back the BOSS 302 as the next special edition Mustang. According to Mustang Heaven, Mark Field’s, president of the Americas for FoMoCo, told dealers at a recent meeting that, “We did the Bullitt, we did a Mach 1, we did the C/S. I can’t tell you what the next special edition Mustang will be, but I can give you a hint.”
Then, behind Fields, drove an original 1970 BOSS 302.
Last year, with the debut of the new 5.0-liter Mustang GT, Ford also announced the BOSS 302R, a racing version of the car destined for competition in the Grand Am Series. We expect some of the racing goodies, the suspension components in particular, to make their way to the hard-core street car.
[Source: Mustang Heaven]