Beautiful Survivor: 1970 Mustang Boss 302

For the 1970 model year, American car manufacturers were on fire! Chrysler was building the last of the NASCAR dominating winged warriors, GM was building hot LS6 equipped Chevelles and Ford was building the track-ready Boss 302! While I’d love to have any of the three, the Boss 302 is the one I want the most. Between its high revving 302 and race-tuned suspension, it’s one versatile pony! If you haven’t ever had the chance to experience one and want to know what it was like to own one in 1970, you might want to have a look at this low mileage Boss 302 survivor. It’s in incredible original condition and has been well cared for since new. You can find it here on Autotrader in Walla Walla, Washington with an equally incredible $150,000 asking price.

Alright, so it isn’t cheap, but real Boss 302s are fetching good money these days. The asking is actually a little higher than what Hagerty values a #1 condition at, but that doesn’t take into account options like the Drag Pack 4.30 locker rear end and oil cooler or mileage. We’ve seen plenty of pristine low mileage survivors bring in massive premiums over their highly restored counterparts. No matter the quality of the restoration, you can’t ever return a car to original condition. Whether this Boss would bring this kind of money at a large auction venue right now is hard to say, but you never know with the current interest in low mileage survivors.

Looking this Mustang over, it really is in beautiful condition. The engine could use some detailing, but you’ll want to be careful not to damage the factory inspection marks. Speaking of factory marks, the seller provides images of all the important markings and numbers to verify that this is a genuine Boss 302. They even provide photos of the build sheet, the Marti Report, and the title. The seller purchased it from the original owner in 2006 and has done a great job at preserving its originality.

This really is one of the nicer Boss 302 survivors we’ve seen in a while. Like most of the performance cars of the ’60s and ’70s, people tended to drive them the way they were built to be driven, hard. This one looks to have actually been well cared for by the original owner, the fact that they owned it for 37 years and put less than 33k miles on it speaks for what type of owner they were. Now the real question is, does the originality and pristine condition justify the asking price?

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  1. KSwheatfarmer Member

    I want to know which steering wheel it has.

  2. JW

    If I’m scared to drive it on a public road it’s not worth anything to me.

  3. Adam Clarke Adam T45 Staff

    Please don’t tell my wife, but I think that I’m in love!

    I’ve had an enormous soft spot for these since legendary ex-pat Canadian Allan Moffat raced a Kar Kraft built Boss 302 TransAm Mustang in Australia during the late 1960s through to the mid 1970s. The car appeared here and was sponsored for most of its competition life by Coca Cola. The car (pictured) was nearly lost to Australia in the 1990s before being bought and carefully restored by the Bowden family in Queensland. It now forms a part of their private collection of historically important racing cars.

    Just to make people whimper just a little bit, there were actually two of these Kar Kraft Mustangs imported into Australia. These cars were meticulously hand-built by Kar Kraft specifically for TransAm competition. When the second car arrived in Australia, it’s mechanicals were stripped and installed into a Ford Falcon for competition use. The body was sold and spent its life competing in dirt track speedway, getting pounded pretty badly. However, the body was located dumped and unloved after its competition life had ended. It was bought by the Bowden family (those guys are awesome!) who had actually already located all of the original TransAm running gear and the original interior trim. The car is going to undergo a full restoration to return it to TransAm specifications.

    • Joe duffy

      Guy’s,I own a 1970 mustang mach 1.
      351 Cleveland.
      I have no car knowledge would like to know what it’s worth ?
      Best joe

      • Andy

        These cars will never go up in value and you should sell it to me for $2500.

  4. Steve A.

    Between the 69 and 70, I personally preferred the front end of the 69. Actually had a 69 mach 1 back in the early 80’s. Picked it up for $1,500.00
    Coulda, woulda, shoulda. LOL
    Regardless of that, his asking price seems a bit high to me, but I’m sure someone will shell it out.

  5. BarnfindyCollins

    Can Daddy Warbucks adopt me?

  6. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Purdy car, ridiculous price. Sorry, my wallet isn’t that big.

  7. Chuck

    I sure wish I had been born into a family with unlimited funds. I’d have one killer collection of car’s and this would be one of them.

  8. Phil Member

    If only I had been born rich instead of just incredibly good looking…..

  9. Luke Fitzgerald

    Just pure gold – if as described

  10. Tom Justice

    Seems to be about 50K too high according to Hagerty. A concourse is listed at 128K and excellent at almost 99K. But, it appears to be a really nice car and, as with anything, it is worth what someone is willing to pay. Really nice but not nice enough not to drive so a good price equals a good driver on the weekends.

    • sohcammer sohcammer Member

      Hagerty paints with a broad brush and does not take into account color or options. Just curious – do you value an unpopular colored flat hood, 3.50 open, dog dish hub cap, no tach boss car on par with a desirable colored, 4.30, shaker, magnum 500, tach, fold down etc etc etc car? Quoting Hagerty pricing is about as accurate as quoting Barrett Jackson pricing, which by the way a Lime Gold, Flat Hood restored Boss with a multitude of wrongs sold at Barrett in Jan 2018 for 125K before fees. Just showing the other side of the coin.

  11. gaspumpchas

    wrong distributor…….

    • Grumpy

      I thought they had a no vacuum advance dual point due the the high rpm and lumpy cam.

    • sohcammer sohcammer Member

      Don’t take my word for it….

      • Grumpy

        Thanks for the clarification on that.

  12. sohcammer sohcammer Member

    gaspumpchas – What makes you think the distributor is wrong? According to the pictures it appears to be a wide band dual vacuum advance with the points lead exiting the housing in the correct location. The auto trader add clearly shows the distributor up close. You are the one who appears to be wrong in this case.

  13. Coffman Atina

    I need to find me a sugar daddy!! This is my dream car!! I would absolutely love to have it!!

  14. sohcammer sohcammer Member

    Legit Distributor

  15. sohcammer sohcammer Member

    Zoom in and it appears to still have the 300B engine tag still bolted to the coil bracket.

  16. sohcammer sohcammer Member

    Self Explanatory

  17. sohcammer sohcammer Member

    From the Classic AutoTrader listing

  18. Johnmloghry

    “Boss, Judge, trans am, AMX, Super Sport,” just some of the cool names they gave the “Muscle cars” of the day. It’s really hard to say if Ihad a favorite, but ended up with a new 69 nova, dark green, black vinyl top, rallye sport wheels 396 4 speed. Bought new at Brooks Biddle Chevrolet, Bothel, Washington.

  19. Bill V Barber

    Had the good fortune to ride in a yellow 1970 Boss 302 regularly when I was in high school , Merritt Island Florida , Dale Faught was the lucky teenage owner.

    Wonder where THAT vehicle is now.

  20. Franimal007

    I have a restored boss 302 and they have fell off in value. I have more into mine than it is worth but I like it thus it’s ok. Nice car but many can be had for just over 50k

    • sohcammer sohcammer Member

      I have a restored boss as well – its perfect and I love it, but comparing a restored car an original paint car is not valid. With 10-20 “restored” boss cars for sale at any given moment and ZERO original paint survivor 430 cars on the market it is pretty obvious that this car is not in the just over 50K crowd.

  21. Brian Cody

    I could make an offer but, do ya think I could pay what I think it’s worth?

    • Brian Cody

      Would fit well in the garage for 100 K,
      Just saying…

  22. Chuck Simons

    I remember going to the car dealer when I was 18, just before graduation. I was going 35 in a residential section. I wanted the red one really bad.
    THe car Salesman said I was looking at the wrong gauge….oooops!
    My 1950 Studebaker didn’t have a TACH, I was unaware ;)

  23. Troy s

    Nothing about the price is news here, maybe old news at best. Been expensive collectables for quite awhile it seems. I wonder why Ford did not follow the other manufacturers lead and use a 351 engine, like the one they used a year later. I mean the Z-28 was now packing a LT-1 350, the mopars had 340 six pack jobs, every other trans am car had larger engines now as 5.0 liters was not required in the street versions of these cars. Interesting, but not important I guess, but I’ve always wondered about that.🐒

  24. Andy

    For that super high price, take a weekend and properly detail the engine bay and undercarriage.

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