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Ford Boss 302 (2013)


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  • Vehicle Owner: bossmustang
  • Date Added: 05 March 2017 - 06:05 PM
  • Date Updated: 05 March 2017 - 06:25 PM
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  • Price: --
  • Odometer: 6,100 Miles
  • Exterior Color: Race Red
  • Recaro / Torsen Option?: Yes
  • Cover / Floor Mat Equipped?: Yes
  • Shaker Scoop Equipped?: No
  • Boss or CSM #: 3005

For several years, I have been telling friends that I would like to own a late model Mustang Boss 302 to hang out with my 1970 Boss 302. In 1970, when I was a senior at Brother Rice HS in Birmingham, MI., my Dad brought home a 1970 from the Ford Division General Office in Dearborn. It was Calypso Coral with a white interior, Hurst shifter, front and rear spoilers, rear window louvers and Magnum 500 wheels. I really struggled with the manual transmission. I had never driven a stick before, but somehow I was hooked. 12 years later, I bought a medium blue metallic Boss 302.

In 2009, I was selected to be a member of a secret six person marketing skunkworks group to provide enthusiast input to potentially develop a new Boss 302. In retrospect, it may have been my favorite assignment during my 38 years at Ford.

In 2010, Ford borrowed my Boss 302 to drive it across the stage for four consecutive days at the Ford Dealer Introduction Shows in Detroit to tease dealers about future product. Ford used it again in 2011 in Dearborn at the national dealer launch for the new 2012 Boss 302. The new Bosses were built for only two years – 2012/2013 – following the pattern set in 1969/1970.

I decided late last year that I would start the search for a modern Boss. I had been scouring the internet for months and found one February 14th 515 miles away at D-Patrick Ford Lincoln in Evansville, IN. I quickly made a deposit to hold it and booked a rental car knowing I might leave it there or drive it back to Michigan. Ironically, another person made a deposit shortly after I made mine. Fortunately, I was first.

I left Rochester Hills, MI. February 16th at 515 AM for a 1 PM appointment. When I arrived D-Patrick’s stunning new dealership facility, I met all of the personnel that had assisted me to that point. By that evening, the rental car was turned in and I purchased a 6,100 mile 2013 Race Red Boss 302 #3005 (1 of 798 produced). I left it overnight at the dealership rather than leave in it in a hotel. parkiing lot. The next morning, I took a taxi to the dealership and arrived at the service department at 6:30AM. I packed up the new Boss, headed north and made it home in time for dinner and the weekend.

The Race Red Boss has now returned home to Michigan where it was produced at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Fittingly, it has a significant resemblance to that first Calypso Coral Boss I drove 47 years ago. It will proudly wear a “Made In Detroit” license plate frame.




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