No Reserve! 1970 Boss 302 Mustang

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Boss 302’s are some of the most popular Mustangs there are. However, this one isn’t quite as original as you might think on first glance. It’s listed for sale here on eBay, where bidding has climbed past $30,000 with no reserve. The Boss is located in Laguna Hills, California.

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It looks like the car has some interesting stablemates! Anyone else want to hazard a guess as to what they are (year and model)? The matte finish was applied by the owner about a year ago as the paint was getting “chalky”. However, the car was originally Grabber Green, not blue, and it shows under the car. So one of the things telling you if this is the right car or not for you might be your willingness to repaint it the correct color or live with a period but incorrect color for this car. By the way, those wheels are incorrect as well, but I think I can live with 1969 Shelby wheels. If not, I’ll bet they’ll sell for more than a set of Magnum 500’s will cost!

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Here’s some of the original green showing up under the car. The seller tells us there is no rust and the pictures seem to bear that out.

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The inside doesn’t look too bad at all. The seller does tell us that the shifter boot is torn and the headliner has started to come down (it’s pinned up at the moment). One nice thing about this seller is that they aren’t trying to tell you it’s a low mileage car: they are declaring 132,000.

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One surprising thing about this car is that not only does it run and drive “very well,” there’s only 500 miles on a transmission and engine rebuild. So this probably isn’t the car you want if you are looking for a concours original car–but if you are looking for a fast Mustang that looks the part, this might be the car for you! If you’re interested, let us know–especially if you are high bidder and it’s coming home to your garage!

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Comments

  1. David montanbeau

    The Boss!

    • Bingo

      Bruce Springsteen?

  2. JW

    Nice Boss and not every thing original would make for a real nice driver to car cruises & shows, no trailer queen here.

  3. Woodie Man

    I know it was done a long time ago by the seller apparently, and everyone has their own reasons for doing so, but a color change is so counter intuitive on every practical level that I never understood it being done. That said nothing like a car with long term ownership…..much easier to set right imho

    • Mike

      My documented blue 72 Nova SS is going to come out of the paint booth green next spring. My car, my choice. I’m no expert but in my opinion the fact that it isn’t a clone carries more value than correct colour. Might even add value due to Spring Green being specific to the 72 model year, whether it’s on the plate or not.
      If color is an issue I expect my motor, transmission and rear end changes are considered blasphemous.

      Oh well!

      • Bingo

        That’s a long time in a paint booth. Wow!

      • Rocco

        That’s not blasphemous. That’s what chebby owners did to chebbies. Make them their own, and fast. Just enjoy it.

  4. Mike S

    O.K. I’m stabbing in the dark here for the stablemates. Yellow one could be a Triumph TR6 (judging by the door handle) and the blue one an AMC Javelin? This mustang does look great but I’d like the paint to be an original colour.

    • SSPBill

      The yellow car I’m going with a late model Mustang GT or Mach 1 based on side character line ending with the fake scope. Also the rear fender flare. The blue car is definitely an early ’70’s Cuda. What is really intriguing is it looks to have a Hemi hood scoop.

  5. David Miraglia

    I’ll take any generation of Mustangs except the Mustang 2

  6. jason perry

    Yeah, my 69 fastback was originally yellow with a 351. I replaced a lot of metal and it just rolled out of the paint booth black. Soon I will start installing the freshly rebuilt 428 cj and c6. It may not be original but there’s no way I could afford this car all original. Soon it will be show quality and I did it in my budget.

    • Rocco

      There you go. Enjoy it. I just hope you put the wrap-around plates on the shock towers if you’re putting a CJ in it.

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