After the entrance of the Camaro Z/28 in 1968, ford was forced to look for a more powerful Mustang to match the competition. For this reason the 1969, Ford Mustang Boss 302 was produced. The Ford Mustang Boss 302 was powered by a more powerful 5.0-liter V-8 305 cubic inches was the series’ engine size limit that enhanced the car performance. In addition, the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 model had better handling and a knockout look. After the tremendous success of the 1969 boss mustang that as developed by Larry Shinoda, Ford engineers produced the 1970 Ford Boss 302 mustang that was a more refined model.
1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 Exterior
Shinoda, a former employee of the General motors (manufacturers of the Camaro z/28) designed the first ford boss 302. However, the 1970 model was redesigned to feature non-functional scoops that were mounted on the rear fenders. The door handles were removed and had round running chrome medallions on the rear sail panel between the steeply raked windows and rear side windows. The designers also developed the door and side panel stripes that looked like an exaggerated C- stripe that was similar to that on the Ford Mk IV racer.
This look was adopted so that to fit the mustang’s scale and body contours. To make a more business like model the designers mixed some black trim and voila. The black slate that sat over the rear window comes in a well-crafted design. They also helped to keep the rear passengers from intense sun on hot days. Additionally the black finish rear matched well with the aggressive front chin spoiler balancing out the car aerodynamics.
The 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Interior
The Mustang boss 302 featured a beautiful interior that was covered by natural leather and wood. The 1979 model featured bucket shaped seats that were made with soft materials that were comfortable. They were covered with beautiful leather that complimented the interior of the car. Featuring simple yet beautiful dashboard the 1970 Boss 302 Mustang model had a stunning interior. The dashboard featured simple to read fuel gauge and speedometers that were beautifully crafted. The dashboard also featured an AM FM radio!
Engine and Performance
The overall performance was one of its kind. The model featured heavy duty spindles, reinforced shock towers and standard disc brakes that were advanced performance feature that were rare in the early 70s. The 1970 boss 302 model was powered by a 302 CID (5.0L) Boss 302 OHV V8 engine featuring Cleveland style head that allowed for free breathing. The V8 engine was mated by a four speed manual transmission that delivered impressive.
The G code 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 engine that was created for the SCCA’s Trans-Am road racing series was rated to have an ability of producing 290 HP although the recent test have shown that it was underrated. Some test shows that the engine had the ability of producing up to 380 HP and 370 LB FT of torque. The 1970 boss model could take about 6.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph.
There were about 7,013 Boss 302 Mustang sold in 1970. The models were retailing at a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 price of about $3,720. Currently the cost of the 1970 Boss 302 model is in excess of $40,000 +.
Ford Mustang Boss 302 1970 Photos