Lot 195 - 1969 Ford Mustang 302 Boss *WITHDRAWN*
|Estimate||£40,000 - £50,000|
- Restored example
- Desirable colour combination
- Offered with a Marti report and a sizeable history file
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION
Mustang performance had lagged behind arch-rival the Chevrolet Camaro and, in response, Ford came up with a 428 Cobra Jet V-8 for the Mustang in mid-1968. For 1969, a small-block, high-performance engine debuted in the form of the Boss 302. The Boss 302 package included handling and aerodynamic enhancements and was aimed at homologation for the Sports Car Club of America ‘Trans Am’ racing series, which had a five-litre (302-cubic inch) displacement limit.
Designer Larry Shinoda penned the Boss 302’s distinctive exterior: a reflective C-stripe adorned the side, the fake air scoop on regular 1969 Mustangs was eliminated, and a horizontal black rear window shade and blackout hood were optional. A front spoiler and rear deck wing were added as well. For 1970, the Boss 302 got the model-defining, ‘hockey stick’ side stripes, and the regular 1970 grille that replaced outer headlights with horizontal vents. Disc front brakes were standard, along with heavier roll-bars, spindles, and shock towers. A four-speed manual transmission was also standard. The solid-lifter engine was rated at 290 horsepower, although later dyno tests suggest that was rather pessimistic. Acceleration was measured at 6.9 seconds to 60 mph and 14.6 seconds to 98 mph in the quarter-mile.
This 1969 example is offered in a very desirable colour combination and was subject to a restoration circa three years ago. Offered in good order throughout the paintwork presents very well and the interior showing a light patina can be used or improved depending on the new vendors requirements. The engine sounds superb when on song and the vendor reports the Boss 302 is superb fun. Offered with a sizeable history file including various invoices for mechanical parts such as brakes, clutch assembly, exterior lights and accessories, and body panels, which were all replaced or refurbished during the restoration. The full deluxe Marti report confirms that it is offered in its correct colour code and correct interior code as well as having the correct transmission type and correct engine type fitted. Also included are documents showing proof of shipping and UK taxes paid, and its current UK V5 registration document. Offered from a private collection, this genuine Boss 302 is a very nice example indeed and will enhance any classic car collection.
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