When you ask most Ford enthusiasts what their favorite Mustang is, the Boss is always at the top of the list. Between its classic good looks and legendary SCCA pedigree, it’s the platform that officially buried the brand’s ‘secretary car’ stigma. And if you can find a documented Boss that’s been correctly restored and has all the right hardware, you can get a serious investment grade piece that’s almost guaranteed to produce returns. Well, if you’re a Ford fan who’s looking for some thrilling muscle that has all the right stuff to be shown and enjoyed, this 1970 Boss 302 is a classic you can bank on! Wrapping a correct 302/4-speed drivetrain and correct orange on black color combination in a fresh, ground up restoration, it’s the perfect classic to cruise and rule shows with!
According to this exquisite blue oval’s Elite Marti Report, it was assembled on March 19th of 1970 in Dearborn, Michigan with the following door data and options:
SERIAL NUMBER: 0F02G170454
* 0 – 1970 model year
* F – Built in Dearborn, Michigan
* 02 – Mustang Sportsroof
* G – 302 cubic inch, 4V Boss engine
* 70,454th Ford vehicle scheduled for production at Dearborn
* 03/70 – Built in March of 1970
* 63A – Mustang Sportsroof
* U – Ford #3659-A Grabber Orange paint
* BA – Black Rhino interior with Corinthian Vinyl buckets
* S – Traction-Lok axle that’s fitted with 3.50 gears
* 5 – 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission
* B4 – Midwestern Canada Ordering District
* Rear deck spoiler
* 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission
* Traction-Lok differential
* F60x15 raised white letter tires
* Power steering
* AM radio
* Heavy duty battery
Unleashed on the quiet roads of Moose Jaw, Canada, and enjoying a long life avoiding deadly winter salt, this awesome Ford pony car is a strong example of just how good this generation of Boss can look. Not too long ago, its solid body was the beneficiary of a thorough restoration that primed a smooth canvas for a correct and glossy coat of Grabber Orange urethane. Once that even coat of pigment was buffed to an excellent shine, a full array of factory war paint tapped an aggressive demeanor that’s both classic and fitting. And today, the car sits as a revered collection of well-aligned panels and ridged character lines that commence a better-than-factory appearance.
For 1970 the Mustang received a smoother body, a less aggressive face, a flat rear valence and a variety of balanced trim tweaks. The idea was to tame looks that some believed were hindering sales and better the car’s performance in crucial SCCA Trans Am events. At the leading edge of this super slick Boss, a correct, Mustang-branded grille hangs bright halogen headlights between familiar ‘fender fins’, a pristine bumper, clear parking lamps and an aggressive chin spoiler. At the top of that grille, a traditional Ford shaker leads the eye to like-new glass that’s framed in satin-finished wipers, correct sport mirrors and straight stainless trim. At the sides of that glass, re-fashioned fenders combine with chrome-trimmed marker lights and classy chrome door handles to provide an aggressive, yet finished appearance. And at the back of those fenders, a correct black valence anchors an ornate fuel filler and segmented tail lights between a large decklid spoiler, a fresh “MUSTANG” script, a second pristine bumper and wide-set reverse lamps.
But hey, never mind all that talk about how pretty the trim is, what really matters is under the hood! Completely rebuilt to factory specifications, the car’s correct, 302 cubic inch Windsor small block utilizes Cleveland-style heads, a race prepped crank, a solid lifter cam, heavy duty rods and forged pistons to create 290 SCCA-winning horsepower. At the top of that DOZE-6015-B branded mill, a correct ram air induction system feeds a big Holley 4-barrel that’s bolted to a correct aluminum intake. In front of that Holley, a traditional points distributor shoots fire through fresh Autolite Radio Resistance wires. At the sides of that distributor, restored, cast iron exhaust manifolds funnel spent gases into a menacing, true-dual exhaust system. And in front of those manifolds, a new radiator sends water around a modern flex fan via Autolite-branded hoses and tight squeeze clamps. As you can probably tell, the engine has been coated in glossy blue skin and crowned with sweet aluminum valve covers. That thick paint contrasts well against Satin Black fenders and vivid Grabber panels. And everything, from the car’s new Ford washer tank and Autolite battery topper to its fresh decals and Autolite rev limiter, looks 100% authentic and complete.
Naturally, the bottom of this clean Ford has been restored to the same high standards as its striking exterior and pristine engine compartment. Behind the motor, a wide ratio 4-speed spins a correct, 9-inch rear end around competent, 3.50 gears. Holding that awesome drivetrain off the ground is a correctly restored suspension which mixes fresh polyurethane bushings with rear lowering blocks and new Gas-A-Just shocks. At the ends of that suspension, optional power steering combines with power front disc and rear drum brakes to provide competent track capability. Overhead, clean, undercoated floorpans appear both solid and weather-resistant. In the middle of those floors, a fresh true-dual exhaust system pipes roasted dinosaurs through an H-shaped crossover and great sounding turbo mufflers. At the sides of that exhaust, mirrored Magnum 500s twist meaty F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around galloping horse center caps. And everything, from this Mustang’s painted fuel tank to its factory sway bars, is fully sorted, ready to show and itching to go!
Inside this blue oval beast, a correct black interior features freshly re-covered seats and simple stainless accents that blend seamlessly with the car’s awesome exterior panels. Everything from the tight headliner to the fade-free carpet and thick, rubber floor mats appears restoration-fresh. The dash is loaded with rebuilt and re-chromed gauges, features a correct Philco AM radio, and looks good in black paint that''s as vivid as the day it rolled through the showroom. At the floor, a chrome Hurst T-handle makes good use of a stainless-trimmed boot. In front of the driver, a standard steering wheel spins around a bright red Mustang emblem. Behind the passengers, a completely restored trunk features a correct mat, correct lid decals and a collapsible spare tire. And, like most first generation Mustangs, this Boss’ design and detailing is impressive proof that 60s-era Ford definitely employed some of the industry’s best designers.
In addition to the aforementioned Elite Marti Report, this classic’s sale includes two original build sheets and a vintage Michigan tag.
If you’re a fan of Ford performance, you know that documented small block cars mix white-knuckle thrills with big exclusivity. This 1970 Boss is the perfect piece 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 a ton of fun. A classic, correct Mustang that''s covered in bright orange paint and wrapped in a professional restoration? What’s not to love?