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Boss 302's sit unsold for a long time it seems?!?

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#1 MustangLife


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:56 PM

I am currently listing my 2013 Boss 302 on multiple sites today and tomorrow. While doing research on values and what to list it for and looking around I see on sites like cargurus.com and such they sit a LONG time. Most I have seen have been listed for well over 3 months and some over a year. Why is this? I sure hope I don't have an issue selling it in a reasonable amount of time. Has something happened that I have missed with our Boss cars? I figured when I bought the car it wouldn't be a tough sell when it came time to sell. I mean sure the GT350 is out now, but Boss 302's are still a rare, limited production, and historic car. Good grief. 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:19 AM

Cars priced to sell IAW mileage and condition, sell quickly. Others linger.

Condition is critical. Have a 2013 LS low miles and under $40k and see how long it's on the market.

Edited by TMSBOSS, 16 March 2017 - 05:25 AM.

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#3 dsls584


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:57 AM

I look at Boss 302s for sale regularly. There are cars that are available for a long time but some sell quickly. It's all about price and condition. Everything will sell at the right price.

i had a 13 LS and now have a 16 GTPP. Long story but the headline is the 16 is a great car. Fast, handles well, and a much nicer environment to spend time behind the wheel. IMO the GTPP handles better than the LS primarily because the back end doesn't hop around in bumpy curves. What the new Mustangs lack is the exclusivity of the Boss. Emotionally, I was more attached to my Boss.

In the long run the Boss will hold its value much better over time but it will still be depreciating for years to come. Owners looking to sell will need to accept that it's not worth what they paid for it. Those that are on the market for a long time simply aren't priced right.
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#4 TymeSlayer



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:40 AM

Keep in mind there are folks out there who are not aggressively looking to sell but testing the waters.


From someone who has also been watching the market for these Boss 302s and don't see it any different than any other muscle car built around the same tyme and actually see that these cars are holding their value much better than the norm. I mean take any other 40K car which loses about 50% of it's value the minute you drive off the lot and see what it's going for five years down the road. I'd say that in most cases, the '12 and '13 Bosses are still going for about 3/4 of their purchase price although there certainly are exceptions. 

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#5 cholmes1


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:48 AM

I agree the other posters.  Condition and mileage are the keys to pricing.  If you have a base Boss with more than 10K miles and some light modifications you likely will be 5K less than a base Boss with no mods and very low miles.  Other factors would be a complete owners kit, Track Key activated, maintenance records, etc.  I believe the Laguna Seca models follow the same basic rules, they just start at a slightly higher base point.  If you are looking for a 'quick' sale you can treat it like a 12' - 13' GT and post it in the low 30s or high 20s and have it sold in a week.  GLWS

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#6 TK6


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

The Boss is a "specialty vehicle".  It takes a special buyer.  Most uninformed buyers are not willing to pay a premium over a regular GT.  Now, the smart ones like us, know the added performance, feel, fun, rareness etc, etc, etc,....make the Boss a great value!!  That said, there are still many sellers who ask too much and the car sits.

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#7 Boss1145


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

  ..... Has something happened that I have missed with our Boss cars? I figured when I bought the car it wouldn't be a tough sell when it came time to sell. I mean sure the GT350 is out now, but Boss 302's are still a rare, limited production, and historic car. Good grief. 



I think you answered your own question ..what has happened is the GT350. As I see it there are those like me who bought a Boss 302 because it's one of the cars that I have always wanted and i don't foresee ever selling it. But there are others who bought Boss 302s to track them and in 2012-13 the Boss was the most track ready Mustang they could buy, So now the GT350 is out which is even more track ready so they are trading or selling  their Boss for a GT350.  Add that to those who just have the have the newest car on the block so we have a larger than normal  supply and dropping prices though they seemed to have bottomed out.

I expect the same thing to happen with the GT500s if the rumors of a future 750+ HP GT500  are true.

Edited by Boss1145, 18 March 2017 - 02:53 PM.

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#8 noac


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

Take the time to put together the proper classified ad.  Have pics of everything saved that you can text or email potential buyers.  Have undercarriage pics.  Mention the original sales documentation if you have it with the car and include pics of it.  Original window sticker, dealer documentation, factory documentation like invoice and DORA are important.  List them and include pics.  Have original car cover and original owners kit?  Maybe memorabilia from the Boss 302 Track Attack?  Track key Documentation?  Original Parnelli Jones Autographed portrait?  Original oil filter, Battery and tires saved.  Mention these items and include pictures in your ad.  The more original your car the easier it should be to sell.  Try to make your car as appealing to an enthusiast as possible in your ad.  Did you always hand wash your car....mention stuff like that. Your car will sell.  I also like to include cell phone number in the ad.  Most serious buyers want to talk and by having your number out there makes you accessible.

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#9 Rich B.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:07 AM

Some really good advice even I would follow. Too, I've had a few used cars and I can say from the buyers aspect I was looking for honesty, how well the car was cared for. Way better buying from a private seller, the dealers, not saying all but they'll do anything to sell a used car. I made out OK but say a year after ownership and your vacuuming under the seats and find those little broken pebbles of safety glass?

That happened twice to me, these cars appeared flawless and even after the fact I couldn't locate any damage. But you knew a windshield or side window had been broken into those little safety shards. And they had clean Carfax reports, don't completely ever rely on those. Stay away from leased and rental car purchase too, can be very masked, even flood damage Bosses can be for sale, dried out and never insurance claimed. Owner may of had the car but couldn't afford the insurance, who knows?

My point being from both sides of the coin, for sales you must be a salesman of sort. Not necessiliary in person but the material presentation as stated in threads here. Believe "Egan" was it just sold his Boss, had his sale portfolio here anyways. Now I would of bought his car myself as an example if I were searching or serious consideration at least. If a Boss for sale also had a set of expensive axlebacks, would be a plus if I were interested. New tires, not a good feature on a car with 4K miles lol.

Edited by Rich B., 19 March 2017 - 05:15 AM.

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