Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car

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Of all the legendary names in the history of the Ford Mustang, one stands apart: BOSS. Originally created to homologate the new Boss 302 engine and option package for SCCA Trans-Am racing, the Mustang Boss 302 debuted for the 1969 model year and was built in limited numbers for the street through 1970. Designed by the legendary Larry Shinoda, the Boss cars were easily distinguished from their less potent stablemates by their race-bred powerplant, standard front spoiler, and bold graphics. In 2012, Ford at long ...

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Overview

Of all the legendary names in the history of the Ford Mustang, one stands apart: BOSS. Originally created to homologate the new Boss 302 engine and option package for SCCA Trans-Am racing, the Mustang Boss 302 debuted for the 1969 model year and was built in limited numbers for the street through 1970. Designed by the legendary Larry Shinoda, the Boss cars were easily distinguished from their less potent stablemates by their race-bred powerplant, standard front spoiler, and bold graphics. In 2012, Ford at long last revived this most revered of all Mustang models. With a new racing counterpart and a modern street version that delivers more than 440 horsepower, the Boss is truly back! In Mustang Boss 302, to mark this historic occasion and the introduction of the 2013 version, Mustang historian Donald Farr offers a complete history of the car - from its late 1960s origins in Ford's boardrooms through its Trans-Am successes and untimely demise in 1970, up to the conception and development of the spectacular new 2012 and 2013 Mustang Boss 302. Packed with brilliant photography and firsthand accounts from the people who created the original Boss, as well as the team that resurrected Ford's most iconic Mustang, this is the story every Mustang enthusiast has been waiting to read.

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"Words blur like dotted white lines on a dark empty highway, and life is just cool as can be in the new book: Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car. This isn’t a book merely for Mustang enthusiasts; it is a given they have to own it. That is just one of the rules. For others, get it because this is a book that will re-energize your character. A reader regains that carefree whimsical do-it-all energy you used to hold so dear like the times before you became such a politically correct stiff." - Go2Geiger.com / Radioactive Drag Racing News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760345344
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 9/16/2013
  • Edition description: Second, Revised & Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 351,046
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Farr has been on staff at Mustang Monthly Magazine for 30 years. In addition to his magazine work, Donald authored Mustang Boss 302: FordÆs Trans-Am Ponycar and co-wrote How to Restore Your Mustang with Mustang Monthly founder Larry Dobbs. He currently owns the 1966 Mustang GT that his grandfather purchased new. Rufus Parnell "Parnelli" Jones is an American racing legend. As a driver, he has won races and championships in a wide variety of machinery, including sprint cars, midget cars, stock cars, off-road vehicles, sports cars, Trans-Am cars, and Indy cars. A winner of three Indy 500s (one as a driver, two as a car owner), among his many other career highlights was winning the 1970 Trans-Am Championship in a Mustang Boss 302.

As editor of Mustang Monthly magazine, Donald Farr has been researching and writing about Mustangs for over 30 years. In addition to his magazine work, Donald authored Mustang Boss 302: Ford's Trans-Am Ponycar and co-wrote How to Restore Your Mustang and the Mustang Recognition Guide with Mustang Monthly founder Larry Dobbs. Donald was inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Foreword by Parnelli Jones

Prelude by John M. Clor

Introduction by Mickey Matus

Chapter 1: 1963–1968 Ford Goes Racing

Chapter 2: Building the Boss

Chapter 3: 1969: Look Out Z28, Here Comes Boss 302

Chapter 4: 1969 Trans-Am: Boss for the Track

Chapter 5: 1970: Hot Performance, New Graphics

Chapter 6: 1970 Trans-Am: Championship Mission

Chapter 7: Forty Years in Waiting

Chapter 8: Project 747

Chapter 9: “R” Is for Race

Chapter 10: The Boss Is Back

Chapter 11: Laguna Seca: Boss to the Extreme

Appendices

2012–2013 BOSS 302 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

1969–70 BOSS 302 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

1969–70 BOSS 302 MAGAZINE ARTICLES

1969–70 BOSS 302 DRAG TEST RESULTS

BOSS 302 OPTIONS

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Awsome

    Anyone up for some AMERICAN MUSCLE?
    This is alot of sweet rides

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Its ok

    It's ok. It had a very long intro that just told about hs accomplishments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    GIVE IT AWAY

    This book is great because I love The Ford Mustangs but in the first part it gives so much out theres nothing else to talk about

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Very cool

    For anyone who loved the original Boss 302, this book tells the story of how the all-new Boss 302 was created.

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