LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1970 Ford BOSS 302
The pony car rivalry had begun in 1967 with the introduction of the Chevrolet Camaro by General Motors. The Camaro gave Ford its first real competition since the introduction of the Mustang in 1964. However, revenge was sweet with the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302. The name was inspired by Ford stylist Larry Shinoda, who had a nickname among Ford employees of “Boss” and 302 was the motor to power this legendary mustang.
Under the hood, the Boss's high-output 302 V-8 was said to produce 290 horsepower at 4600 rpm, actual output was estimated to be far higher. Mated to the motor is the optional wide ratio 4-speed manual. Ford spared no expense to ensure this would be a Trans-Am-worthy power plant, installing new "dry-deck" Cleveland-style heads with 2.33-inch intake valves and no head gaskets, solid lifters, an aluminum high-riser manifold, super-high-flow Holley four-barrel carburetor, high-capacity dual-point ignition, four-bolt central-main-bearing caps, cross-drilled forged crankshaft, and special pistons.
This rare Boss 302 was sold new on October 31st, 1969 to its original owner and was factory finished as you see it today in the highly desirable Calypso Coral paint and White Rhino/Corinthian vinyl bucket seat interior. This car is nicely optioned with Shaker Hood, rear deck spoiler, traction-lok differential, sport slats, console, power steering, tachometer and F60x15 belted tires w/raised white letters
The car has benefited from a beautiful rotisserie restoration back to showroom new. The Boss was stripped to bare metal to be refinished in a show quality Caylpso Coral paint which was then wet sanded and polished. The undercarriage was painted in red oxide with body color overspray and such factory details such as inspection marking, batch primer, and black spot welds were recreated.
The engine is detailed with correct inspection markings, inspection stickers and tags. Close inspection reveals a numbers matching BOSS 302 engine still remains under the shaker hood backed by the RUG-AW close-ratio Top Loader 4-speed putting power back to the factory 3.50 gears. Complete with its mandatory Hurst Shifter.
To further this Boss 302’s investment potential it comes fully documented with Deluxe Marti Report, Build Sheet, Dealer Invoice and Restoration Documentation. This rare and desirable factory BOSS 302 has all the essential criteria to make it a truly desirable BOSS to both collectors and enthusiasts alike.