1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback Tribute
- Factory 4-Speed with a 302
- 4,218 Miles Since Built
- Engine: Built-Up Boss 302 Engine with 4 Bolt Mains, Screw In Freeze Plugs, Stock Boss 302 Crank, Boss 302 Flat Tappet, Solid Lift Cam with Crane Roller Rockers, Springs and TI Retainers. Authentic Shelby Dual 4bbl Manifold with Holley Dual Quad 450 CFM's, Dual Sump Oil Pan, Sanderson 3-Inch Headers, MagnaFlow 2.5 Stainless Ceramic Coated Exhaust, Shelby Valve Covers, Air Cleaner and Gas Filler, Serpentine Belt and Pulley Kit, Griffin 3 Core Alloy Radiator, Pertronix Ignitor 2 Ignition System.
- Chassis: Fatman Customs Front Frame Rail and Shock Tower Tube Chassis, Power Suspension module with Coil Over McPhearson struts, Power Rack and Pinion Steering, Power Brakes and Hydraulic Clutch
Brakes: Wilwood 12-Inch Disc Brakes with New Brake Lines front to rear
Transmission: Tremec T-56 6 speed manual transmission with Hurst linkage and shifter, Ford 10-Inch Hydraulic Clutch Kit, Push Button Reverse lockout
Rear End: Ford 9-Inch Limited Slip Rear End with 4:11 Gears
Misc: New gas tank and fuel lines. Battery relocated to trunk. Rod and custom Motorsports 4 link rear suspension with Aldan coil over system. Por15 under carriage. Deluxe 70 door panels, Lecarra steering wheel with Shelby insert, Machined Aluminum Magnum 500 Wheels. Custom leather covered seats, new carpet, new headliner, new dash pad, with Pro comp gauges throughout. Complete Painless 69-70 mustang wiring kit. New heater box, wiper motor, blower and control cables. 4 three-point retractable seat belts.
- Built for FUN!
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“Ford has done their best possible job in coming up with a perfectly suited muscle car that fits street and racing conditions without great amounts of change being required for the transition.” - Hot Rod Magazine, January 1970
Fifty years ago, the Hot Rod Magazine writers were captivated, and went on: “Ford's Boss 302 Mustang is a real-life supercar in every sense. None of the 'if you do this' or 'after you add that' nonsense. It starts out good, and outclasses most of the world's big-engined muscle cars. The Boss 302 looks good, performs well, and handles even better.”
If ever there was a Mustang that deserved a tribute, the 1970 Boss 302 is that car. Fully restored original examples have appreciated to stratospheric pricing, so high, in fact, that most such cars spend their days in climate-controlled cocoon-like environments for fear of what might befall them on the road. It seems a shame that such a true driver's Mustang is not much available to real-world drivers. One answer is to create a tribute or “clone” version. The difficulty comes with the expense and skill required to build-up a lesser '70 Mustang into the legendary Boss. The creator of this car accepted that challenge.
Offered here is an exceptional Boss 302 tribute crafted with care and commitment to re-creating the original. The car has traveled just 4,200 miles since the build was completed. The long list above details the very impressive specifics of all the work. Mustang aficionados will quickly judge the list to be exceptional on every score: highest quality parts, accurately and professionally incorporated to deliver the Boss 302 performance experience. The result: 50 years after Ford made the first Boss 302, that spirit is alive again, and fully road-worthy.
This Boss 302 Tribute wears bright yellow paint over a black interior. Exterior stripes are decidedly different from the original; the creator of the tribute felt using the original stripes (which are readily available in the aftermarket and could be added by the next owner) didn't suit his desire to create a tribute, but not a perfect clone. The paint was professionally applied and shows well. The entire body is free of damage; chrome trim, bumpers, front grille, and styled steel wheels (with Mustang center caps) are all in excellent, fully restored condition. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are crystal clear and free of cracks or other imperfections. The blacked-out rear fascia includes a Shelby Cobra emblem on the fuel filler cap.
Inside, there's more evidence of the quality of the tribute. High-back front bucket seats are beautifully upholstered in horizontal-pattern black leather with Mustang emblems embroidered in the head rests. Door trim continues the black theme with the lower surface carpeted and the upper molded hard plastic with Mustang emblems. The black dash is the '70 Mustang's handsome, two-pod design. A full array of updated UltraLite II® white-faced analog instruments faces the driver behind a Cobra-branded sport steering wheel. A Hurst-branded t-bar shifter for the Tremec 6-speed transmission is floor mounted. Black cabin carpeting and headliner complete the businesslike cockpit.
Under the hood, the 302 cubic-inch engine wears Shelby Cobra finned valve covers and complementing air-cleaner cover. Billet-aluminum components, an aluminum radiator, and engine-bay cross-bracing all add to the appeal. The engine bay is spotless, well ordered, and complete. Viewed from below, the chassis is no less impressive. Custom dual exhaust system, tubular chassis reinforcement, stainless steel mufflers, Wilwood disc-brakes and lines, and coil-over suspension components all compete for attention. Fully treated underbody metal shows no rust at all. Like the engine bay, the bottom of the Mustang is spotless.
The professionally restored, and upgraded condition of this Mustang Boss 302 Tribute is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 155 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties—or their representatives—at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this amazing Boss 302 build. Our showroom is not open to the public. Please feel free to get in touch by email or phone to ask any questions.
Back in 1970, the Hot Rod Magazine people headlined their review: “A Boss to Like.” That very same accolade fully applies to this Boss 302 Tribute.