Sunday, May 22, 2016

Who is the Boss!?

This Candy Apple Red 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a beautiful example of the street version of Ford's Trans Am entry.

The 1970 Mustang changed little from ’69 and included dual-unit headlights instead of the quad-unit used previously.

The Boss 302 sported a redesigned dual exhaust system, competition suspension, and the standard Hurst shifter. Smaller intake valves could be found, along with aluminum valve covers from ’69.

The 1969-70 Boss 302 engine is a unique Ford small-block featuring a thin-wall high nickel content casting.

According to contemporary road tests in Car & Driver, the Boss 302 completed the quarter-mile in 14.9 seconds at 93.4 mph.

The original designer, Larry Shinoda, came up with the Boss moniker as a way to pay homage to Bunkie Knudsen, the CEO at Ford and an outspoken proponent of the car's development. He just called him "Boss," instead of "Mr. Knudsen." He told his designers, "I want to design a car that's the coolest Mustang out there. I don't want somebody else's name on it, like a Shelby, " so they call it the Boss Mustang, because they designed it for the new boss.

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