Drag Pack Surivor: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Front Corner

Ford produced a number of high performance versions of the Mustang, but one of the more dramatic ones was the Boss Mustang. The Boss was essentially a street going race car and it came in two forms; the Boss 302 and the Boss 429. The 302 was built to compete in Trans Am racing, while the extremely rare 429 was built to meet NASCAR regulations. There were only about 7,000 Boss 302s built and we just found this one, which the seller claims is a survivor, in Williamsport, Indiana. It is listed here on eBay where it has a current bid of $38,000 and the reserve unmet.

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Front

Ford only built the Boss 302 in 1969 and 1970 as a high performance model to successfully compete in the Trans Am Series. This meant that the car came highly customized from the factory, with many special styling cues, duel exhaust, competition suspension, and a high performance version of the Windsor 302 V8. All these features added up to create a very competent car on the track and a mean looking beast on the street. This particular car even features the shaker hood scoop which vibrates when you rev the engine. That is a must have Boss option in our book.

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Interior

All 302s were fitted with a four speed manual with a nice Hurst shifter attached to it. This car’s interior is in fantastic shape considering the car’s age. There are a few cracks here and there, but the seller claims that even the carpets are original to this car.

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Engine Bay

The Boss 302 was a special muscle car, but this one is even more special because it has the Drag Pack installed. The Drag Pack was just an oil cooler mounted in front of the radiator, but it meant that the customer had ordered the 4.3 locking rear axle. Ford installed the oil cooler for free when the optional axle was ordered. Ford never marketed it as the Drag Pack, but the name caught on because it was the same setup used by Ford on their drag cars. Visit the Drag Pack registry for more information. This car was a true performer because that 290 horsepower V8 gave it enough grunt to accelerate from zero to sixty in under 7 seconds.

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Rear Corner

We are glad to see that there are original Boss 302s still out there, especially ones wearing their original high intensity paint. There are some problem areas on this car that are going to need attention, but we hope the rust can be treated altering anything too much. The value of these cars has really gone up recently, but we aren’t sure if it is worth $40,000 or more in its current condition. It is getting harder all the time to find original examples, but does it justify the current bid price?

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Comments

  1. Rob

    I love the Boss Mustangs, but I prefer 69 over 70. This blue was one of my favorite colors though.

  2. 4KQBOY

    that car is easily worth the money

  3. Karo

    I would keep this one like it is. Too many over-restored Mustangs out there. And the 290 horsepower rating is VERY conservative.

    • Stephen

      This car was put onto a dyno in Annandale, VA in ’78-’79 and with a wonky plug wire still tested at 345 hp at the rear wheels (whatever that means.) Don’t know how the measurement standards then vs now are calculated but that’s what the dyno operators told me.

  4. Mark W

    Considering what original 69 Z-28s go for, these cars are undervalued

  5. tom

    Friend bought a brand new 70 Boss 302 4spd and yellow with black and shaker.Damn that was nice. Got re-poed ,so I never see it again.every time i see a yellow Boss on here in Indiana,I wonder if it was his.

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