Lot 106

Miami 2024

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Offered From A Private Collection


$89,600 USD | Sold

United States | Coral Gables, Florida



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US Title
  • Offered from A Private Collection
  • Uniquely specified specimen from the 7,014 examples built for 1970; benefits from a previous rotisserie restoration
  • Presented in its factory-correct color combination of Grabber Orange over black vinyl upholstery
  • Nicely equipped with desirable options including rear spoiler, 3.91 Traction-Lok differential, shaker hood scoop, power steering, console, AM radio, and four-speed close-ratio transmission
  • Accompanied by an Elite Marti Report, dealer invoice, and owner's manual

Nineteen-seventy would be the first-generation Boss Mustang’s second and final year as part of Ford Motor company’s lineup. Built to compete with Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28 in the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am racing series, the Boss 302 was Dearborn’s performance machine, proving that less (at least in terms of cubic inches) is more. The Boss 302 included a modified 302-cubic-inch V-8 engine that produced a stated 290 horsepower in addition to a handling-focused suspension, F60x15 tires, and quicker steering. In order to meet the SCCA homologation requirements for racing a production car, at least 6,500 Boss 302s had to be built. For 1970, Ford exceeded this required quota by 514 cars, with a grand total of 7,014 examples.

According to contemporary road tests in Car and 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. Engines benefited from smaller valves to improve drivability while horsepower remained the same at 290.

According to its accompanying Elite Marti Report, this handsome Grabber Orange Boss 302 Mustang Sportsroof was built on 29 December 1969 and delivered new shortly thereafter to Hirsch Ford in Michigan City, Indiana.

While its base price was $3,720.00, this car includes the optional “shaker” hood scoop, trademark rear window slats, rear spoiler, AM radio, four-speed close-ratio transmission, and 3.91 Traction-Lok differential. It also received a console, tachometer, power steering, deluxe belts, and the décor group with black vinyl upholstery. Riding on Goodyear Polyglas white-letter tires wrapped tightly around the model’s signature set of chrome-finished Magnum 500 wheels, it must have looked quite the sight when it entered the driveway of its first recorded owner on 30 July 1970.

Of note: Marti’s extremely in-depth production statistics illustrate that this is the only 1970 Boss 302 Mustang produced with this well-tailored specification and color combination.

Wearing an older rotisserie restoration which still shines nicely, the car has good panel fit and a nicely detailed engine bay with proper wiring, hoses, and cosmetic detailing. An iconic 1970s muscle car in a great color with an interesting and notable suite of optional factory equipment: This uniquely specified Boss 302 offers an excellent opportunity to own an important part of Mustang history.