Real Boss 302 with window sticker and Marti Report. D1ZE-6015-B block, Toploader 4-speed, nice paint and bodywork, recent interior. Never a rusty car. Upgraded with 4-wheel disc brakes. Fast and fun Boss!
You will note that the paperwork says this one was originally Grabber Green, but not too long ago it was treated to a full repaint in Bright Red, which was on the Boss 302 color chart yet seldom chosen for some reason. It looks fantastic on this car, with an aggressive look that’s exactly right without being too obvious about it. The stripes, Boss 302 graphics, and blacked-out tail panel are correct, but they are painted on—not decals—and buried under the clearcoat for a seamless look. It carries a correct chin spoiler and rear window slats, but no rear spoiler which we like quite a bit. Note how clean it looks, particularly in the profile shots! This car never had a Shaker hood, but a scoop similar to the Mach 1 was installed and looks appropriate. Fit and finish are quite good, with clean, straight bodywork and a fantastic shine to the paint this car really knows how to attract attention.
The black vinyl interior feels pretty dressed up for a car built for combat. High-back buckets are sporting yet comfortable, and a generous amount of faux woodgraining helps warm things up in the otherwise all-black passenger compartment. You’ll note the gauges are all fully operational, the factory AM/FM radio now powers upgraded speakers behind the back seat, and the 4-speed with Hurst T-handle shifter racks through the gears easily in the heat of battle. Replacement door panels, carpets, seat covers, and even a fresh dash pad all look great and even the clock ticks away reliably! Those rear seats do fold down, making the Boss a relatively practical pony car, and the trunk is solid and tidy with no issues that are going to ruin your day sometime in the future.
It carries a D1ZE-6015-B block, which is a service replacement Boss 302 V8 with 4-bolt mains that was likely installed in early 1970 or ’71 by the dealer—this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. It was crazy to put a 7000 RPM V8 in the hands of average car buyers. That engine is why this Boss is affordable, but it changes nothing about its personality—it still fires up with a ferocious bark, there’s that characteristic solid lifter clatter, and the sucker pulls like a freight train at virtually any speed. It’s nicely detailed with a correct air cleaner, Ford Blue engine enamel, and a set of finned aluminum valve covers, all inside a gloss black engine bay that’s probably nicer than stock. Power steering and brakes are welcome options, even on a car built to race, and this one does run beautifully.
Underneath, it’s solid with original floors and rockers, factory suspension, and a few red-painted details to help it stand out. The Toploader 4-speed manual gearbox offers precise throws and with 3.50 gears on a Track-Lok, it’s a reasonable cruiser when you aren’t set on “kill.” This car has been upgraded with rear disc brakes, which are certainly welcome on a car with this much performance potential, and we can find no issues in the usual problem areas like the torque boxes and inner rocker reinforcements. The dual exhaust system features mellow-sounding mufflers that don’t get annoying on the road but sound spectacular at full-bore, and the suspension has been lowered a bit to give it a killer stance. 7- and 8-inch Magnum 500 wheels are fitted with staggered 215/60/15 front and giant 295/50/15 rear BFG radials that really fill the fenders.
Ferocious when you want it to be, but surprisingly easy to drive, this Boss gets everything right if you’re the kind of guy who loves to put his hardware on the road. It has a great look that suits its personality and owning a real Boss 302 puts you in special company. Call today!