Photos & text courtesy of Mecum Auctions
In 1969 Ford answered its competition and capitalized on the booming popularity of the Trans Am racing series with the introduction of the potent Boss 302. A head-to-head competitor with the Camaro Z28, the Boss similarly wore racing themed graphics, spoilers and slats and rolled on aggressively wide rubber. Endowed with a four-bolt main racing-spec 302 V-8 and 4-speed, it sold just over 1,700 units to hardcore enthusiasts looking to wear the Blue Oval on their sleeves. The concept proved so successful both on and off the track that in 1970 Ford sold over 6,300 Boss 302s.
An original three-owner North Carolina car, this 1970 Boss 302 has been rotisserie restored to MCA Gold standards by Ford expert Willard Hunter. At the heart of the original matching-numbers drivetrain is Ford’s ultimate iteration of the 302, with a solid-lifter cam, big-port heads, forged steel rods, 10.5:1 pistons, and the original 780-cfm Holley four-barrel on an aluminum intake, all of it backed by a Top-Loader 4-speed.
The all-original body is finished in stunning Grabber Blue with Boss striping and White Deluxe interior. Trimmed with Black front and rear spoilers, Sport slats and optional Shaker hood scoop, this beautiful Boss rolls on correct Goodyear Polyglas tires mounted on chromed Magnum 500 wheels.
Documentation for this well restored Boss 302 includes the ownership history and a Marti Report.