Fun fact: The Mustang is currently Ford’s longest produced nameplate to date, having entered the scene in March 1964 and continuing to this date, uninterrupted, over six generations. The creator of the whole ‘pony car’ segment, the Mustang spearheaded an automotive revolution that would see it go on to sell 2 million units over the first five model years alone! If you’re looking for a slice of Americana that embodies the galloping soul on the open roads, here’s a nice 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 from Florida to consider. The seller notes that it came from the Buffalo ordering district and is reported to have been built on November 4th, 1969 – fourteen days behind schedule. A Marti report is available too.
Gale Helderman’s iconic styling of the first-generation Mustang is a timeless design that the current sixth generation continues to pay homage to. This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 wears a yellow paint coat of code #3470-A. The Boss 302 and its bigger brother the Boss 429 saw styling enhancements by ex-GM Larry Shinoda, giving them a distinctive look that set them apart from regular Mustangs. The black horizontal rear window shade that this Sportsroof Boss 302 wears was an option. The car rolls on 15x60 belted tires with raised letters for that added bit of authenticity, along with the sport wheel covers. The side ‘hockey-stick’ stripes were a 1970 model special. The interior features a black theme, including Black Rhino Corinthian bucket seats. It’s also got a tachometer and AM radio as options. A ventilation system is present too, as is the iconic Hurst gear shifter.
Boss Mustangs packed tuned versions of Ford’s V8 engine, and this 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 hosts the 302ci (5.0L) Hi-Po V8 which differed substantially from regular 302s and could rev up to 6,250rpm. This engine put out 290hp at 5,200rpm and 290 lb-ft at 4,300rpm to the rear wheels via a four-speed close-ratio manual transmission and when new, the car was rated at a zero to sixty sprint in under seven seconds. This example also has the optional 3.91 ratio Traction-Lok rear axle. The Boss 302 came with front disc brakes, larger sway bars reinforced shock towers and heavy duty spindles as standard.
Car Location: Florida Marti report available Sportsroof Boss 302 Yellow paint - #3470-A Black Rhino Corinthian bucket seats 3.91 Traction-lok axle ratio Four speed close ratio manual transmission Buffalo Ordering district Factory Options: Rear Deck Spoiler Four-speed close ratio manual transmission Optional Axle Ratio Traction-Lok differential F60X15 Belted tires w/ raised letters AM Radio Sports wheel covers Tachometer Car was reported to have been built on November 4, 1969 - fourteen days behind schedule Hi end restoration Matching numbers