Junkyard Find: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 was discovered rotting away in a junkyard, years after it had been mostly picked clean of any usable parts. The seller notes, however, that it still deserves saving given it left the factory as a highly optioned model. What’s perhaps most incredible is that the original build sheet and Nebraska title were found in the office folder, which helps further verify just how authentic this Sportsroof Boss 302 is. Find the Mustang here on eBay where bidding has already surpassed $5K.

As someone who knows all too well about the gems hiding out in junkyards around the country (and buys far too many of them), this Mustang is indeed a car worth saving. Other options include the factory close-ratio four-speed transmission; Traction-Lok differential; Shaker hood; Sports Deck rear seat; center console; and more. Obviously, the rear end has seen better days.

The seller notes that this being a junkyard car, it was picked clean over the years. I was fortunate that my Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 junkyard find didn’t have too many parts stripped off of it, but it still was missing one of the harder to find parts in that the original radiator was gone. This Mustang will need a full drivetrain, interior, and possibly more sourced to be put back together again.

The seller notes that little of the original equipment remains that identifies this a Boss-equipped Sportsroof, other than the “wrap-around shock towers and the shaker hood”. Still, if it’s not a complete rustbucket underneath, this appears to be a car worth saving. It comes with a Nebraska title but is now located in Cleveland, Tennessee, and bidding wraps up on Friday.

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Comments

  1. Flmikey

    This special car would be for someone to restore for the love of the hobby, knowing there would be no way to see any return on investment…wish I was younger, as I would be that person…

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  2. sir mike

    Who cares how it left the factory because there’s nothing left…

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  3. Steve R

    At least it’s a no reserve auction.

    Steve R

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  4. Classic Steel

    Five large and counting…

    I am pretty sure the future owner has a gambling problem 😉😂

    Maybe the future owner is ready to file divorce papers and wants to drain the bank account
    on spite…

    I am all for restoration and if could load pictures
    Would show my 67 convertible that
    started at purchase of $500 because it needed all new metal, rails and engine swapped out.

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  5. 433jeff

    Looks like the loader moved it around

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  6. NovaTom

    …. and I left the factory weighing almost 8 pounds. Closer to being factory original than this thing ever will be.

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  7. TimM

    Rebuilding the back end of this car is certainly a task! I’ve never done it on a 70 but I have done it on 2-65, a 66 and 67!! The ones I did was due to rust there wasn’t any body damage!! I think this would be much more challenging!! I would love to try but not for anything more than $500 for the shape this car is in and lack of running gear parts!!!

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  8. SquirrelyGig

    “Corinthian vinyl” 😂
    Doesn’t matter, vinyl or leather the “Corinthian” part of it will always drum up memories of hilarious used car lot laughter from when I was a teenager & Fantasy Island!
    W/ that I gotta go. Da’ plane is here! 🤣
    Sorry, couldn’t help it. I’ll close (& lock) the door behind myself on my way out of the building. Thanks for allowing me to be here this evening!

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  9. Gary S.

    Oh what the heck… I say go for it ! Definitely a challenge to bring back and more than likely never get money back that is put in it, but do we ever?? Majority of restorations are done for the love of cars and bringing them back to their former glory,or somewhere close anyway! As for me i love a challenge of fixing things that other people discard or say aren’t worth the effort. Gives sense of accomplishment to repair something someone else cast off as worthless. After all we have to keep something around to restore in the future..not much to choose from after mid seventies or so…

  10. JACKinNWPA JACKinNWPA Member

    Sad to say but that might just turn someone’s Grande into a Boss 302 sportsroof.

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  11. FordGuy1972

    I don’t know how anyone could pay a lot of money for a hammered shell like this. I have to think the only things of value left on this hulk would be the VIN tag and the original paperwork. It seems to me that if someone were to bring this Boss 302 back to life the cost would far outweigh what it would be worth. You’d have to source just about everything and put in a ton of hours on bodywork. Maybe it’s because I have to mechanical skills whatsoever that I can’t see the upside to tackling a project like this. If someone actually does intend to restore this thing back to it’s former glory, I wish him the best of luck.

  12. Miguel Member

    After reading the ad saying it had been stripped for years in a wrecking yard, it is clear the buyer is buying the VIN and title.

    It is doubtful he would rebuild this shell.

    We should all keep this VIN somewhere so when it shows up again on a finished car, we know to stay away from it.

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    • Mike_B_SVT

      I’m sure it’ll be recorded in the Boss 302 Registry ;-)

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  13. Mike_B_SVT

    Now, we all know this is likely destined for a “rebody” job. BUT, imagine if you will…
    Break out the torch and the imagination, find a wrecked 2012/2013 Boss 302 for donor drivetrain, and put in an order with Dynacorn. This car is a clean slate. You can do ANYTHING you want to it. Restomod to the nine’s, tub it like there’s no tomorrow, fender flares to the moon, kitchen sink in the trunk. ANYTHING. (Also consider the serious prices that restomods are bringing at auction lately).

    And you’d still be able to say that you saved it, and “Yeah, it’s a real Boss 302”.

    ;-)

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  14. George Mattar

    Junk. Total junk. The seller is on glue.

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    • Mike_B_SVT

      Don’t you mean the Buyer? Seller seems like he’s doing pretty good to me!

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  15. Del

    Daily Belly Laugh courtesy of Barn Finds

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  16. Troy s

    All the good stuff is gone, it’s a wrecked shell nobody cared about for years and years. I agree if it was bought for peanuts something could be made of it, or not, that looks pretty bad. Plus, it’s a ’70 which aren’t nearly as rare as a ’69 Boss 302.

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  17. Dallas

    Bidding on the VIN tag for sure.

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  18. v

    get a sledge hammer … 100.00 a wack either the car or the buyers skull. it may get more offers if it was in a goldfish pond. call it the boss’s reef.

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