Find A Drive Train: 1970 Boss 302 At No Reserve

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Yes, it really is a Boss 302 (as verified by the Marti report). And the auction really did start at $50 with no reserve here on eBay. It’s located in Gaylord, Michigan, and needs a lot of help. But it doesn’t need quite as much as you might think!

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The story goes that the seller did not intend to ever sell this car, but plans changed. Being a Boss fan myself, I can believe that, but if that’s the case why show pictures of it on your trailer? Oh, we’re also told that the rear wheels that are pictured don’t go with the car. I can’t say that bothers me at all, apart from the need to get the car on the trailer once you purchase it.

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The blue fender and red hood are obviously from other cars; the seller says they never got the original hood, and the blue fender is supposed to be in excellent condition. Other strong points about the car include the aforementioned Marti report detailing a lot of original options, including power steering, the Decor group, and Magnum 500 wheels.

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Problem! The original engine and transmission are long gone (why does this happen to so many 1969-70 Boss 302’s?) Obviously you won’t get a numbers matching engine, and a genuine article isn’t going to be inexpensive. However, $50? (ok, bidding is up to over $500 already since I began this post.) Here’s the amazing (to me) part, the shock towers are in great shape, along with the rocker panels (!) and even the torque boxes aren’t too bad.

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Here’s the deal. Yes, the car needs a lot, including floors. But if it stays relatively reasonable, it won’t be that much more expensive than putting a clone together. Now, it starts to look more interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s watch and see where this one goes. What do you think it will sell for?

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Comments

  1. 68 custom

    its gone already, his buy it now price was 13.5k. pretty cool ride but I would prefer a 68-Z/28.

  2. jeff6599

    I know where there is a real ’68 Z 28 in upper Michigan for about $20k. Complete in all respects, not running, always garaged, 20+ years stored. Call me and I’ll put you in touch. Jeff DeRidder,906 774 6599

    • Danger Dan

      Dang I just left the UP!
      Beautiful land, Eagles and bass everywhere-
      D.

    • 68 custom

      thanks for the kind offer but unless I win the lottery its pretty much just a dream right now. at least I have the 68 Custom.

  3. jeff6599

    running gears (plural?) or Boss 302 running gear?

  4. BIG FISH

    Yea its gone! What would be cool to do with this car is find a 2013 Boss drive train with the 5 speed and make a Resto Boss out of it. One thing for sure it would be faster than the original.

    • brian crowe

      It wasn’t sold on ebay. It says the seller ended the auction early because the item is no longer available. If they used the BIN it would say the auction was ended using the buy it now and would show the price.

  5. Howard A Member

    Great new business venture, buy a rollback,( which will be paid for in no time) pickup every rusty incomplete hulk that resembles a fraction of it’s former glory, mark it up 10000%, everybody’s a winner. Again, ridiculous.

    • leiniedude leiniedude Member

      Agree Howard, take care and the mosquitos are killing me, LOL!

  6. Mercury Man

    The blue fender does not look like a Boss fender. Note the rolled edge above the tire on the yellow fender, only Boss cars had this feature. Locating a correct fender could be expensive.

  7. RoughDiamond

    @jeff6599-very nice of you offering to point someone in the right direction. Hope “68 custom” finds a diamond in the rough (garge).

  8. Brian R

    The car is no longer listed

  9. Nova Scotian

    One of my favorite body styles. Black with chrome…

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