This bright orange 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with the famous 302ci V8 engine left the factory in Grabber Orange (u), but over the years this car needed a refurbishment, so the previous owner undertook this task around 2007 and had the entire car stripped and repainted in the original paint, complete with black accent stripes and BOSS 302 script over an all-black interior, a really impressive color combination that suits this beauty from the Seventies like a glove.
During the aforementioned refurbishment, the owner also had the bumpers replaced to make her look perfect again, apart from the classic black 302 stripings, this lady also comes with a Shaker hood scoop, a deep front chin spoiler which is taken to the rear in the form of a high rear wing while the rear window gets a louvered cover, something that might have gone out of style today, but back in the Seventies, these were ever so popular on just about every car on the road.
The beautiful, period-correct, Magnum 500 style wheels are chromed with the insets finished in black to match the striping, these 15-inch wheels come with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires, complete with white lettering, in a wide 235/60 size on all four corners, power-assisted from disc brakes make sure you can actually stop this Boss 302 at speed, while the owner used Ford original parts to add power-steering to this lady for a more comfortable ride.
One of the more interesting features of this specific Mustang Boss 302 is the folding Sport Deck rear seat, while the front has factory original bucket seats, the rear seats finished in Black Clarion Knit/Corinthian vinyl upholstery can be folded down when not in use, and folding panels go over these seats to offer a relatively flat rear section to store luggage for instance, during the refurbishment the entire interior was also redone, complete with a woodgrain applique on the door panels, dashboard, and console.
There is a Mustang-branded AM radio with an 8-track player, but also a T-handle Hurst shifter, the wood-rimmed steering wheel was added later on to complete the looks, further instruments include a 120-mph speedometer with orange hash marks from 70 mph onward, an 8k-rpm tachometer with warning indicators, and gauges to monitor fuel level and coolant temperature, at this time the odometer shows about 10,000 miles, but according to the owner, this one has rolled over when he added 4,000 miles during his ownership.
The V8 engine came with a four-barrel carburetor from the factory, this G-code 302ci unit has been rated at 290 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque, today we notice the carburetor was replaced and rebuilt in 2020, the previous owner added a Flowmaster exhaust and an electronic ignition to have a more reliable start-up experience, note that the engine stamping end in 140307, matching the final digits of the chassis number (0F02G140901), but it seems some characters have been stamped multiple times, as is also visible on the transmission case.
This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is currently offered for sale on BringATrailer, located in Nevada, she comes complete with the original steering wheel, a Deluxe Marti report, several manuals, photos depicting the 2007 refurbishment, a car cover, and a clean California title in the seller’s name, at the time of writing the bids went up to $610,000 with 3 more days to go, so if you are interested in adding this Grabber Orange V8, head over to the website and register to start bidding on this one before she gets away.