Mustang Boss 302 - today's tempter

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Iconic model has had a resto

Ford's Boss 302 was all about TransAm competition, as explained in our buyer guide by Cliff Chambers. 

He wrote: "For most car-makers, the only reason to spend money racing your cars is to make money selling them. ‘Win On Sunday, Sell On Monday’ was an adage coined by Detroit and motivation enough for Ford to heavily back its Mustang to win the Trans-American Sedan Championship. From 1966-67 it took the Over Two Litre title then for 1969 produced a model specifically designed to dominate TransAm events.

"With the capacity limited to 5.0 litres, Ford’s 302 cubic inch V8 was a perfect choice for the provocatively-named Boss 302. Tweaks for reliable racing included a crankshaft with four-bolt main bearings, cylinder heads came from the bigger Cleveland 351, improved manifolding and a choice of carburettors. Road cars used a 780cfm Holley four-barrel but race versions were permitted dual Holley Dominators. Officially the engine produced 290bhp (215kW) but in race trim, 280kW was more realistic." See the full story here.

For collectors, this is one of those 'trophy' cars that you want to own at least once in your life. 

Locally, we've seen values for good American muscle rise significantly in recent months, probably beyond the level mentioned in our January buyer guide.

This example is a right-hand-drive and claims to have undergone a restoration to trophy-winning level. Located in NSW, it's on the market for $139,500.

 

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