In the late ’60s Ford’s Mustang was in need of a power increase to compete with all the new Pony cars entering the market. The choice was made to offer several new engine options. Two of the most infamous options were the Boss 302 and Boss 429, which are now some of the most sought after Mustangs. This 1970 Boss 302 was supposedly in the original owner’s garage for 25 years and is now being offered here on eBay by the second owner.
The interior in this Boss looks good and has had new carpets installed. The seller believes this car only has 70,000 miles and that it is still very original. The Boss was meant to be driven hard, but still offered enough features to be driven every day. The seats are comfortable, yet supportive enough for most high speed maneuvers, and the power steering is accurate but light.
The 302 cui V8 is based on Ford’s Windsor V8 with the large Cleveland heads strapped to it. This free breathing engine produced a respectable 290 hp, but most importantly was very durable. The Boss 302 lead Ford to Victory lane in the Trans-Am Series in 1970 and proved to be a fast and durable race car.
This car has some rust issues, but the original paint and patina look great. Deciding whether to restore this car or leave it original will be a challenge. On one hand it’s only original once and it looks great the way it is right now. But on the other hand this car deserves to look its absolute best and needs to have the rust fixed to preserve it. What do you think should happen to this Boss? Would you leave it as is or restore it back to like new condition?