- Exceedingly rare 1 of only 42 Grabber Blue 302s with white interior
- One of the highest optioned 302s in existence with 14 factory options
- No-expense-spared nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration by marque experts
- Awards and trophies accompany the car
- Date code correct Boss engine with numbers matching transmission and rear end
- Accompanied by an Elite Marti Report
Selling on Saturday Evening
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Ford Motor Company had long realized that success at the racetrack was integral to success in the showroom. "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" became a winning marketing strategy as much as a slogan. During the 1960s, most of the focus in motorsports was on NASCAR and NHRA drag racing where acceleration and high sustained speeds were the name of the game. However, that would soon change with the introduction of the 'Trans-Am Series' by the Sports Car Club of America.
The Ford Mustang Boss 302 was a high-performance, limited production model offered for only two years to homologate the car for this new series. The Trans-Am Series proved to be wildly popular and featured Challengers, ‘Cudas, Camaros, Cougars, and Mustangs as well as some of the most famous names in all of motorsports like Roger Penske, Mark Donohue, Dan Gurney, George Follmer, and Parnelli Jones. The culmination of Ford's efforts was realized when the Bud Moore-prepared Ford Mustang Boss 302 driven by Parnelli Jones won the Trans-Am Championship in 1970. The success of the Boss 302 on the track drove traffic to the showroom and sales took off.
For the Boss 302, the entire vehicle package was geared toward road racing where handling was at a premium, and it included a competition suspension, lower ride height, front disc brakes, larger sway bars, heavier-duty spindles, and reinforced shock towers. With the high-revving, solid-lifter Boss 302 V-8 engine and its free-breathing Cleveland-style heads mated to a close-ratio four-speed, Ford knew it had a winner. The Boss 302 was as successful on the showroom floor as it was on the racetrack, and just over 7,000 were produced in 1970. Unlike the Boss 429, whose only option was a choice of color, the Boss 302 was available with an array of options, making highly optioned examples today the most sought-after and the most desirable.
Finished in one of the most striking and iconic colors that Ford has ever offered, this exceedingly rare example is 1 of just 42 Grabber Blue Boss 302s. It is one of the highest optioned 302s to leave the Dearborn factory with an astonishing 14 options. Documented by an Elite Marti Report, the long list of options includes a rear deck spoiler, four-speed close ratio manual transmission, traction-Lox differential, F60x15 belted tires with raised white letters, shaker hood scoop, sport slats, console, power steering, AM radio, décor group, tinted glass-complete, heavy-duty battery, Magnum 500 chrome wheels, tachometer and, to finish out the list, a seldom seen and highly desirable white interior.
Starting with a very solid, rust-free, and original running example, this Boss 302 received a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration that was carried out by marque experts Gary Paine of New Albany and Boss specialist Rick Parker of Signature Auto in Columbus, Ohio. The entire car was disassembled, and every part was either restored, re-plated, or replaced with date code correct NOS parts. The body was taken down to bare metal and painted to the highest standards, and the unique Boss 302 high-performance Blackout treatment was correctly applied to the hood, taillight panel, and deck lid as well as the distinctive reflective black "hockey stick" stripes. The factory-correct white interior was completely refurbished, and the drivetrain and mechanicals were all disassembled and fully rebuilt to exacting standards. For the lifeline, this Boss has a date code correct, January 9, 1970, DOZE-6015-B Boss 302 cubic-inch V-8 engine, and a numbers-matching transmission and rear end.
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