One Rare Pony: Yellow 1970 Mustang Boss 302

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Mustang Boss 302

Ford built only 318 of Boss 302s in this color. This one is even rarer with only 76,000 miles.

Ask anyone what their favorite Mustang is, and you’ll undoubtedly get a variety of responses. But we’d wager that the 1970 Boss 302 ranks right up there near the top. For some, this is the quintessential Mustang. It might not be the fastest or the even the most valuable, but it is one of the most coveted. And yet, despite its relative rarity (7,014 produced), finding a ’70 Boss 302 isn’t too hard. Unless you’re looking for a yellow one, like this example we spotted over at Classic Cars.

Ford only built 318 of them, at least in this specific color and trim combination. This particular car has led a rather charmed life too, showing only 76,000 miles on the odometer. Despite this, the Boss 302 underwent an extensive restoration back in 2010. But the interior was in such great shape that they didn’t bother with it. But they did wind up replacing the carpet later, which led to the discovery of the original build sheet.

Mustang Boss 302

This particular Boss 302 left the factory with plenty of options – a rear deck spoiler, sport slats, traction-lok differential, sport deck rear seat, tilt steering wheel, power steering, AM/FM radio, tinted glass, decor group, deluxe belts, warning light, tach, and trip odometer. The drivetrain, including that iconic 302 cube powerplant, is all numbers-matching. Everything, save for the distributor and coil, is otherwise correct.

Mustang Boss 302

The detail on this gorgeous yellow Boss 302 is impressive, indeed. Clearly the work of someone obsessed with maintaining this car’s unmistakable heritage. Which is an important job these days, in our opinion. After all, it’s up to us to preserve cars like this one for future generations. Because sometimes, you have to remind people that you could buy a ’70 Boss 302 in yellow, if nothing else.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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