A few years ago Boss 302 prices began steadily gaining momentum, and at the time we advised our friends and clients to look into the Boss as a smart purchase. Today, cars like this killer 1970 Boss 302 are legitimate six-figure classics which, after years of being undervalued, are beginning to show real movement in the market. In 2011 alone we sold four investment grade ’70 Boss 302s for "$95K":http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/inventory/1970-Ford-Mustang-Boss-302/132612 , "$115K":http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/inventory/1970-Ford-Mustang-Boss-302/132483 , "$120K":http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/inventory/1970-Ford-Mustang-Boss-302/132340 , and "$120K":http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/inventory/1970-Ford-Mustang-Boss-302/132253 respectively. Pedigreed Boss 302s are a perfect example of where the market is heading: collector cars that are not only unusual and rare, but also big fun on the road. If you’re a Ford fan who’s looking for a thrilling muscle car that can be shown AND enjoyed, this freshly restored Boss 302 is the best value we’ve had all year!
According to Kevin Marti of Marti Auto Works, this awesome 1970 Boss 302 was bolted together at Ford''s Dearborn, Michigan assembly plant in September of 1969 and delivered to Newby Ford in Henrietta, Texas with the following door data and optional equipment:
SERIAL NUMBER: 0F02G107340
0 – 1970 model year
F – Built in Dearborn, Michigan
02 – Mustang Sportsroof
G – 302 cubic inch, 4-valve Boss engine
7340 – 7,340th vehicle scheduled for production at Dearborn
09/69 – Built in September of 1969
63A – Mustang Sportsroof
J – Grabber Blue paint, Ford #3657-A
BW – White Rhino/Corinthian Vinyl bucket seats
A – 3.50 standard axle
5 – 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission
61 – Dallas ordering district
•4-speed wide ratio manual transmission
•F60x15 belted tires with raised white letters
•Complete tinted glass
•Magnum 500 chrome wheels
The beneficiary of a full 2011 restoration that was completed by Daniel’s Hot Rods & Body Shop in Jarrettsville, Maryland, this Texas Mustang wears a completely rust-free body that includes new quarters, NOS front fenders and new floorpans. Demanding nothing less than perfection, the car''s previous owner, who discovered small but well-done inner fender patches, decided to track down NOS replacements. $1,800 later, the rolled front fenders you see in these pictures were applied and, along with the doors, hood, trunk and new quarters, adjusted to better than showroom alignment. Once those panels were shifted to near perfection, a thorough block-sanding ensued; and a super slick coat of correct Grabber Blue paint was sprayed, topped with a trademark flat black rear decklid and spoiler, and detailed with a full set of expertly-taped Boss side stripes. The result is an amazing looking, no-questions-asked show car which reflects some of the best design language Ford has ever created.
For 1970, the Mustang received a larger body, a more aggressive stance, a wider grille and a variety of performance and decorative options. Top dead center on this car’s hood is a silver-finned shaker scoop that was actually retrofitted during the recent restoration. Below that scoop, bright stainless trim traces a straight black grille which hangs chrome-trimmed headlights at the sides of a centered, red, white and blue Mustang emblem. At the bottom of that grille, a showroom-fresh bumper rides above an angled chin spoiler that combines with ridged front fenders to create a fierce, hawkish appearance. At the sides of the car, new stainless drip rails sit above excellent looking chrome door handles and body matched racing mirrors; and at the top of the car, correct tinted glass is framed by straight stainless trim and cleared by silver stainless wipers. Out back, pristine “Mustang” trunk lettering is centered at the top edge of a flat black valence that''s detailed with a new chrome fuel filler and clear, segmented tail lights. And below that valence, a second show worthy bumper caps wide-set, chrome-trimmed reverse lamps and oval stainless exhaust tips.
But hey, never mind all that talk about how pretty the car is, what really matters is under the hood. Completely rebuilt to factory specifications, this date-correct small block 302 Windsor utilizes a heavy duty block design, original, large port, large valve, free flowing Cleveland heads, a race prepped crank, a solid lifter cam, heavy duty connecting rods, forged pistons and an aluminum intake to create 290 SCCA-winning horsepower. At the top of the motor, a Ford Blue induction system feeds a correct Holley 4-barrel that''s perched between finned aluminum valve covers. In front of that carburetor, a Pertronix Flame Thrower coil sparks a Pertronix Flame Thrower distributor to send power through correct Autolite Radio Resistance plug wires. At the sides of the motor, restored cast iron manifolds send spent gases into a big, true-dual exhaust system. And in front of the motor, a correct satin black radiator swills water through correct hoses and reproduction clamps. As you can probably tell, the block has been properly coated in Ford Blue paint; and from its Autolite Sta-Ful battery and correct Autolite ignition module all the way to its reproduction hang tags and hard to find Autolite electronic RPM limiter, comes 100% complete with correct markings and ancillary components.
Naturally, the bottom of this clean Boss 302 has been restored to the same high standards as its exterior and engine compartment. Behind the Windsor, a completely rebuilt Toploader wide ratio 4-speed drives a durable, correctly marked Ford nine inch rear end that''s equipped with streetable 3.50 gears. The car’s double A-arm front and solid axle rear suspensions have been rebuilt with correctly marked, OEM-grade equipment that includes: modified shock towers, staggered rear shocks, heavy duty sway bars and new stainless hardware. Braking is handled by correct 11 inch power front discs and familiar rear drums which receive fluid through new stainless lines. And turning is aided by a new power steering that was added during the thorough restoration. At the center of the car, red floor pans, which wear a good amount of black overspray, ride above a fresh, true-dual exhaust system that’s complete with an H-pipe crossover and great sounding Flowmaster mufflers. And at the corners of the car, attractive Magnum 500s turn a new set of F60-15 Firestone Wide Oval tires.
Inside the car, a great looking black vinyl interior combines original pieces with restoration pieces to provide a comfortable, well-designed driving environment. The black vinyl seats are new additions that took the place of correct white Corinthian seats, which the RKM Performance Center will gladly replace if the new owner desires an authentic look. The dash is loaded with a correct Philco AM radio and what appear to be original gauges. The car''s chrome Hurst shifter, which is topped by a solid Hurst T-handle, is housed in a correct wood-trimmed console. Like-new carpet covers the floor, a tight headliner stretches across the roof, new door panels occupy the doors, and even the seat belts have been restored to a fresh and show worthy appearance. And behind the interior, a completely restored trunk includes a correct trunk mat, a correct Spacesaver spare tire and correct trunk lid decals. During the late 60s, Ford definitely had some of the best interior designers in the business, and first-rate Mustang interiors like the one in this 1970 Boss are testament to both the car''s staying power and its appeal.
The sale of this awesome blue Mustang includes the aforementioned Marti Report, a stack of restoration receipts, some cosmetic restoration photos, a correct Autolite coil and a correct distributor.
This 1970 Boss 302 is the perfect car to show and enjoy with no worries. Take care of it, maintain it, keep it looking great and it will easily hold its value while you have fun. A high-winding small block 302 wrapped in some of Ford''s best styling and covered in killer Grabber Blue paint; what’s not to love?