When it comes to Mustangs, some might say it’s all about the options. Others may argue simplicity is best, aiming for cars that came from the factory stripped down and protected from abuse. This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 here on craigslist is a case of the former, right down to its desirable Calypso Coral over Orange color code that puts in very rarified company.
What a striking car this must have been when new. The seller claims that despite its unfortunate repaint, it still remains largely equipped as it did when it left the factory. In fact, it might even be the most well optioned of the 34 Mustangs to wear this paint code combination. This was originally a Ford Motor Company executive car, which helps explain why it was so well equipped from the factory.
The 302 was paired to a 4-speed and Traction-Lok rear, and up front a Shaker hood and factory tach helps the driver monitor what was happening between the front wheels. You can still see trace reminders of the original paint all over the Mustang, which would make me inclined to seeing how much of that black paint could be stripped away to reveal the original coat. The seller does not say whether the engine is numbers-matching.
The rear louvers and spoiler are period-correct but no word if they were added at the factory. This Mustang also had the boxes checked for the Magnum 500 chrome wheels, Sport Deck rear seat, factory console and deluxe steering wheel. Overall, this car isn’t quite a survivor but it is wearing some desirable equipment and colors that demands it be brought back to original condition. The asking price is $28,500 – what do you think of this once-orange Mustang?