Thursday, May 18, 2017

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 It's Priced at $ 87,000 USD

The Ford Mustang Boss 302 is the result of the thinking of two GM employees Larry Shinoda and Semon "Bunkie" Knudson who eventually became president of Ford In 1968, He took Larry Shinoda to GM to create a new breath for GM company to create a new model car.

One of projects by Knudson's that is a new High-Performance Mustang, he explained to his designer that he wanted to design a cooler car than an existing Mustang, he did not want anyone to say that the car was named Shelby.

Later Larry Shinoda studied the design of the Mustang that had been introduced in 1964, to make the new muscle car a firmer and cooler. Larry Shinoda's influence for GM is significant. 

He has developed a mako shark show car that was later developed on C3 Corvette, and he collaborated with Bill Mitchell and Zora-Duntov when designing the Corvette in 1956 until he finally moved to Ford in 1968.

The name "Boss" is actually almost like a joke, because the project was clandestinely developed and Larry Shinoda did it under the instructions of Knudson that he called Boss. Then the car is named Mustang Boss.

Generation of 1969, Ford offers Mustang Boss in 2 versions of Ford Mustang Boss 302 and Ford Mustang Boss 429.

Both have engine size that is adjusted to the rules of racing, the 302 cubib inch V8 engine intended to follow the SCCA Trans-Am Series racing limited to 5 ltier, While the Ford Mustang Boss 429 uses a 429 cubic inh (7 liter) V8 engine intended for the Nascar Competition.

Engineer Ford build specs V8 engine High-performance for 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 by combining Ford Winsor 302 cubic inc and combined with Head ford Cleveland (351 cubic inch).

Because the Cleveland head has a larger valve and larger port but has the same bolt mor pattern so it fits snugly and the coolant is modified.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 successfully issued a power of 290 HP at 5200 rpm rotation with 290 lb / ft of torque at 4300rpm rotation, but can still be revved at 6250rpm rotation. 

Larry Shinoda modified the stock model by removing unneeded water intake behind the door, adding spoilers on the front and back, and adding a strip on the hood that became the icon of the car. 

For the 1970 model comes with new front models, new strips and exhausts of new models, as well as suspension and hurst shifter. In the 1970 model capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph with a time of 6.9 seconds and in a quarter mile 14.6 seconds with a speed of 98 MPH.

The first Mustang Boss generation was then introduced for 2 years in 1969 and 1970. The most famous Boss 302 was driven by Bud Moore in 1969 and 1970 in the SCCA Trans-Am series. The car became a champion in 1970 with intense competition, but the glory of the car was short because Knudson and Shinoda left the company at the end of 1969.

Mustang boss 302 car that was photographed has been restored with the original 302 Cubic Inc Windsor V8 engine, the 4-speed Manual transmission Toploader, the Suspension Competition, the 9-inch rear axle, the Correct traction-lok differential, the 15 inch Magnun 500 Wheels, and the original yellow color. Is currently being offered at the RK Motor Charlotte showroom for price $ 87,000.

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