Monday, September 1, 2014

Barn Find: 1970 Boss 302 Mustang in Sweden

1970 Boss 302 sold in Sweden after 30 years of storage.

Boss 302 barn find. Sweden’s Thomas Rosenborg, whose automotive exploits have been documented on Junkyard Life previously (1971 Pontiac Trans Am, 1972 Pontiac Trans Am), shared evidence of more vintage, American, muscle cars in his homeland. This 1970 Boss 302 Mustang, equipped with a 4-speed, was recently found and purchased by a fellow, Swedish gearhead.

Sweden is home to many American muscle cars. This rare, Boss 302 Mustang has been in storage for 30 years.
1970 Boss 302 Mustang hits the highway, albeit on a trailer, after lengthy hibernation.

Fastback fun
  This Competition Yellow 1970 Boss 302 Mustang arrived in Sweden during the 1970s and had been in storage since the mid-1980s.
  The Boss appears mostly complete. Rear window louvers, or Sport Slats, are still in place, but both, front and rear, bumpers are missing. Even without the optional Shaker Hood Scoop, this fastback Ford commands attention. 
  Designer Larry Shinoda’s flashy, reflective stripes, "Boss" name, and functional styling cues were the perfect compliment to the high-winding, 290-hp 302-V8 engine.
  Great design never goes out of style. I hope this classic returns to the street soon.

Jody Potter
— Junkyard Life

Competition Yellow Boss 302 were the most popular color choice for 1970 Boss 302 but that still means less than 1,500 were built like this one.
Ford built just over 7,000 Boss 302 Mustangs in 1970.

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