1-of-1: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

The owner of this 1970 Mustang Boss 302 claims that it is a genuine 1-of-1 vehicle, and when you work through its combination of color, trim, specifications, and optional extras, this claim appears to be true. It comes with a collection of documentation that verifies the claims and has only clocked about 800 miles since it underwent a complete restoration. However, the time has come for it to head to a lucky new owner, so the Boss has been listed for sale here on eBay. It is located in Wynantskill, New York, and while the bidding has reached $56,100, I’m not surprised that the reserve hasn’t been met.

There’s no arguing that the Mustang presents beautifully in its original shade of Medium Blue Metallic. The paint holds a dazzling shine, and due to the recent work, it appears to be flawless. The panels are laser straight, and there is no evidence of rust problems. The vehicle’s underside is said to be just as nice, with the owner applying a coat of LizardSkin to ensure ongoing rust protection. The car features all of the distinctive features that make a Boss 302 so recognizable. These include the front and rear spoilers, along with the side stripes. The original owner ordered this Ford with Sport Slats on the back window, along with Magnum 500 wheels and a shaker hood. These items remain intact and in good condition, while the same is true of the trim, chrome, and tinted glass.

Apart from its overall condition, one of this classic’s great strengths is that it remains full numbers-matching. The Boss 302 is a sweet little V8 that pumps out 290hp. All of this pony’s, er, ponies, find their way through a 4-speed manual transmission to a 3.91 Traction-Lok rear end. While the ¼-mile ET of 15 seconds might not sound that impressive when compared to other offerings within the Mustang range, it was the vehicle’s ability to hit 133mph that made it special. It isn’t clear what mechanical refurbishment was performed during the restoration, but the owner states that he has recently had the original carburetor rebuilt. As a result, the Boss is said to drive as nicely today as it did when it was new. When you look at the overall spotless presentation of the engine bay, that’s a claim that is easy to believe.

I’ve said in the past that I feel that it was a brave person who ordered a classic like this Mustang with White vinyl trim. It looks stunning when it’s new, but it’s common for time to be pretty cruel. It can be prone to wear, stains, developing a dirty appearance, or becoming quite yellowed as UV rays do their worst. The buyer won’t need to worry about those problems, because this one is in as-new condition. There are no flaws or issues to note with the upholstery, while the dash and carpet are just as impressive. It is also quite nicely equipped. The original owner ordered the Boss with a Sport Deck rear seat, rim-blow wheel, a clock, and an AM/FM radio/8-track player. These features remain intact, and no one has been cruel enough to add any aftermarket items like extra gauges. There’s no doubt that this interior would receive favorable comments at any show or a Cars & Coffee.

Claiming that a classic car is unique is one thing, but holding documentary proof is another thing altogether. That is what is on offer with this 1970 Mustang Boss 302. It comes with its original Window Sticker, Build Sheet and a Deluxe Marti Report that should settle any potential arguments. It presents beautifully and would seem to need nothing but a new owner who will appreciate it. Life doesn’t often give us second chances, but sometimes there are exceptions. If you missed the opportunity to buy one of these when they were new, now could be the time for you to right that wrong. It’s something to think about.

Comments

  1. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Looks like a high-quality restoration on a highly-desirable car. Loaded with options. They had a distinctive sound; I can mentally “hear” them even as I type this.

    The Boss 302 is on the short list of favorites for many Ford enthusiasts. As Adam says, here’s your chance….. just make sure your checking account is in good shape.

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    • john holmes

      I always say SHELZBOT when I see one a dem..

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    • 370zpp 370zpp Member

      Bob, I agree. These cars did have a distinctive sound. Not like glasspacks, not like uncorked headers but more like kind of a smoky and understated rumble.

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    • Ralph

      My brother’s Boss 302 also had an unusual idle/exhaust sound compared to stock 302 engines.
      I am wondering if the cam in the Boss engines was a bit more extreme than the stock 302 engines?
      Does anyone know? (Thanks)
      Beautiful car here, someone will be getting something real nice.

      • Troy s

        @Ralph, I believe the street Boss 302 used the solid lifter cam from the old 289 k code high performance engine. Definitely had solids, the block was the one Ford had used in ’68 on the never seen 302 tunnel port engine, the ’70 had smaller valves to help with low end power which this engine seriously lacked. Hopecthat helps a little.

      • Allen S

        290 dur. .477 lift. Less dur and more lift than a 289HP to get better velocity in the intake. A special cam was offered by Ford punching that up to 324 dur. .589 lift! These are gross numbers unlike the common @.050 numbers of today.

  2. Troy s

    Awe, heck yea! She’s the star attraction at the local burger joint, where all the car kids and older gear heads hung out on Friday night……right off the showroom floor. No need to add wheels, air shocks, cherry bombs or anything! Do I like this metalic blue Boss? Its spot on for my taste…
    It reminds me of one I saw in a magazine back in the eighties, loved that one too. Could be the same car with those white seats and shaker hood scoop. And still….way out of my range price wise as they were back then, shucks!

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  3. john holmes

    I always say SHELZBOT when I see one a dem.

  4. gaspumpchas

    Sure looks sweet. You really have to drive one of these to believe it. Brutally fast > this one sure is purtty in the blue. Good luck to the new owner. Would expect to see this come close to 100 large if its for real!
    Cheers
    GPC

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  5. Howie Mueler

    Yes what a beauty, you would think he could get more at a Mecum auction over Feebay.

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  6. JoeNYWF64

    Unlike the t/a 1970-76 shaker with huge gasket & big “tray”, not sure if THIS design shaker back in the day could catch all the water & drain it away – from the distributor.
    Best looking wheels of all.

  7. David Bailey

    Best looking Mustangs–ever! The 1969 is my choice, but the ’70 is ‘right there’. Perhaps best interiors of ANY Muscle-Cars.

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  8. chelsea_dale

    Good looking, nicely optioned Boss 302. Medium Blue Metallic with a white interior looks great. This car has been finished to a high level, with much attention to detail, but one under hood item should be changed to be correct for this car. Since this car was assembled at the Metuchen plant, the Service Recommendation Decal should be placed on the driver side inner fender panel, between the rev limiter and the washer reservoir, not on the shock tower.

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  10. David Wills

    I believe that the crankshaft in the 1969 was crossed drilled. But the ones in the 1970 weren’t.

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