Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback

The year 1970 would be the Boss Mustang’s second year as part of FoMoCo’s lineup. Built to compete with Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28 and the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am racing series, the Boss 302 was Dearborn’s performance machine, proving that less is more. The Boss 302 included a modified 302 CID V-8 that produced 290 horsepower, in addition to a handling suspension, F60x15 tires, and quicker steering.

According to contemporary road tests in Car & Driver, the Boss 302 completed the quarter-mile in 14.9 seconds at 93.4 mph. In Trans-Am tune, the Boss 302 would win the Manufacturer’s Championship for Ford in 1970, and in production guise, it received new exterior stripes and “Grabber” colors, like this example, which is painted Grabber Blue.

Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012 and part of the Mecum Auctions in Anaheim in November, 2012.

Sources: RM Auctions and Mecum Auction
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel

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