Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Ford Mustang Boss 302

A blogger posted "Rare Mustang Boss 302 Emerges from Garage" on Yahoo's Automotive 'Motoramic' site yesterday, showing great pictures (see above) of the 1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302. I knew a guy in highschool who had vamped up a vintage 1973 Blue Ford Mustang that looked verrrrryyyyy similar to this, especially interior wise, so I became interested-I didn't know at first the difference between the two.

After some research, I found out the at the Boss 302 is very different from my friend's 1973 ride. (See below for my friend's Mustang)

The Mustang Boss 302 is a high performance variant of the latter, used more for racing, meant for the popular late '60's trans am racing. It was designed by Larry Shenoda, a former GM employee, in 1969-1970. The special features on the exterior include the 1969 'c stripe' and the 1970 'hockey stick stripe'. The reason for the name? Larry called it "the bosses car" while designing a top secret vehicle. The car pays homage to his boss, the GM President Bunkie Knudson. 
This car is featured as a collectors item for Hot Wheels-Mattel. It is also featured as an Australian Touring Car with Allan Moffat.

Wanna see the full blog for this found treasure? Check it out here: