Today’s 1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 is a rare, desirable, collectible, numbers matching, original engine and drive train, acapulco blue muscle car, that appears to be 1 of 1 ever built!
The rarity of this Boss 302 combined with the original engine, beautiful color and options put this muscle car into the must have for the serious muscle car collector. This is a well documented and maintained muscle car with Deluxe Marti Report, Factory Invoice, Dealer Invoice, High Quality Professional Rotisserie Restoration with Photos and also documented in the Boss 302 World Registry.
This 1969 Mustang Boss 302 is truly 1 of 1 :
1,628 Boss 302′s built in 1969.
1,238 came with Close Ratio 4-speed transmission, of which
375 were painted Acapulco Blue, of those,
78 had Black Knit High Back Bucket Seats, of them,
21 had Magnum 500 Chrome Wheels, of which
15 were ordered with a 3.91 Traction-Lok axle, of them
8 had a Console, of which
1 was ordered with Deluxe Seats – this car!
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This rare collector muscle car comes loaded with options:
· Acapulco Blue exterior paint
· Boss 302 CID 4V 8-cyclinder
Boss standard equipment includes:
· Special Handling Suspension
· Wide Oval Belt Tires
· Magnum 500 Styled Steel Wheels
· Special Cooling package
· Functional front spoiler
Additional Options include:
· High Back Bucket Seats
· Functional Adjust Rear Spoiler
· 4-speed manual transmission
· Traction-Lok Differential
· Optional Axle Ratio
· Power Steering
· Power Front Disc Brakes
· AM Radio
· Deluxe Belts/Warning Light
· Color Keyed Racing Mirrors
· Magnum 500 Chrome Styled Steel Wheels
· Tachometer and Trip Odometer
· Original MSRP Totaled $4,303.70
In 1969 Ford built one of Detroit’s most interesting power plants, the Ford Boss 302 engine. The design was a composite engine using the “tunnel port” Windsor block and large Cleveland heads. The engine was fitted to Mustangs sold to the public in order to allow Ford to use the new engine to compete in the Trans-Am series. A little trivia, the Boss was originally to be named the “Trans Am” until Ford discovered that GM had already licensed the name…thus the BOSS was born…such a fitting name after all.
The Boss 302 Mustang was designed by Larry Shinoda, a former GM employee. He placed the unique reflective “C-stripe” strips on the car, and eliminated the fake rear fender scoops found on the 1969 Mustang SportsRoof model. The distinctive styling included optional black horizontal rear window shades, blackout hood, and was one of the first production cars with a front spoiler and rear deck wing. The suspension was built by Kar Kraft, and the engine was done by Ford who used the 302 (5.0L) block with the new 351 Cleveland heads.
The 1969 BOSS 302 Mustangs are very rare with only 1,628 produced in just 4 colors:
· 649 Bright Yellow
· 410 Calypso Coral
· 375 ACAPULCO BLUE
· 194 Wimbledon White
Acapulco Blue is a striking color on the Boss 302 and this color was only available on 1969 Boss 302s and not used on the 1970 Boss cars.
Perhaps the 1970 model is better-known to some as 7,013 were produced and offered for $3,720. It is recognized by the side “hockey” stripes which started along the top of the hood, along with the 1970 grille which replaced the 4 headlights with two vents in the outside position, retaining two headlights within the grille opening. The dual exhaust system was redesigned, along with the competition suspension and a standard Hurst shifter. The intake valves were smaller, and aluminum valve covers replaced the chrome.
The car came with standard disc brakes on the front, larger sway bars, heavier duty spindles, reinforced shock towers, a four speed transmission (all that was offered), and most importantly, the solid-lifter Boss 302 engine with its free-breathing Cleveland style heads, which had valves larger than most motors over a third larger in displacement.
This “G Code” Boss 302 engine was rated at 290 horsepower, but actual horsepower was more like 350 hp. Insurance companies began penalizing cars that were rated over 300 hp. The race versions made over 450 horsepower at over 8,000 RPMs. All 302s came with a four-speed manual transmission (2.78:1). The standard wheels on the Boss 302 were argent painted 15×7 Magnum 500s planted inside Goodyear F60x15 Polyglas tires. Chrome Magnum 500s were an option.