The Boss 302 was built to adhere to Trans Am rules, featuring those instantly recognizable hockey-stick stripes. Only 1,628 units were sold for the 1969 model year, which means that what we found here is a relatively rare American classic, getting auctioned off to the highest bidder.
It’s got a Bright Yellow exterior, a front spoiler, the previously mentioned side stripes, dual side mirrors, a rear spoiler, rear window louvers, dual exhaust outlets and a set of 15” Magnum 500-style wheels with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires.
The car also has power steering and power-assisted front discs, two features its next owner should definitely appreciate.
Inside, you get the usual good stuff such as the black vinyl front bucket seats and rear bench, a cassette stereo, a floor-mounted center console, a Hurst shifter, plus a heater, which hopefully works because the horn and the dashboard-mounted clock sure don’t.
You’ll also find a steering column-mounted AutoMeter tachometer, fronting the speed-o, fuel level and oil pressure gauges.
However much power it’s putting down (probably over 290 hp), it all goes to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox with a Traction-Lok differential, aka a limited-slip differential.
Show me more BossesWe’ve actually got three that you might be interested in, and for a curveball, let’s start with this 1969 Mustang Boss 429, on sale recently. It looks great, and the absence of a rear wing works in its favor, surprisingly.
Then there’s this 1970 Mustang Boss 302 in Grabber Blue, which had been fully restored prior to going on sale earlier this year. It’s really nice, but for some reason I think yellow works better – like we see here, or with this other yellow 1970 Boss 302 we showed you last year.
Visually, it’s a nearly identical car with the one on sale now, but with slightly different hockey stick decals and no woodgrain trim on the inside.