Mustang Of The Day: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Sportsroof

In 1970, the Boss 302 was a Camaro killer, it could go 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds. It was still only available with the special 302ci 290 hp high output engine. It had a close ratio 4 speed transmission, a 3.50:1 rear axle, a staggered shock competition suspension and a 16 : 1 steering box. What it did not have was an automatic transmission or air conditioning. You could buy a Boss in any color you wanted as long as it was Wimbledon White, Bright Yellow, Acapulco Blue or Calypso Coral.

On the interior, the Boss could be equipped with any optional interior package. The only interior difference was a manual choke knob located below the dash to the right of the steering wheel. On the exterior, it received a blacked out headlight bucket, front spoiler, reflective “C” stripes on the side of the body, low gloss paint on the hood, low gloss paint on the deck lid and rear panel, flared front fenders, 15 inch argent colored Magnum 500 wheels, chrome lug nuts, and the rear quarter panel side scoop was removed.

For 1970, the Boss 302 received new tape stripe treatment which began on the hood, came down the front fender and then across the sides of the rear of the car. The standard wheel size was still 15 x 7, but a trim ring/hubcap arrangement was standard, instead of the Magnum 500s. Chrome Magnum 500s were still an option, but only for the Boss 302, as was the shaker hood scoop.

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