Vehicles | April 11, 2017 9:00 am

Did You Know the Ford Mustang Had a Boss?

For two years, the Boss 302 was top dog at Ford Motor Co.

Competition, it’s often said, breeds excellence.

In the case of the Ford Mustang Boss 302, that notion appears to be accurate to a Model T.

At least partially built as a response to competition from the ‘68 Camaro in the muscle-car market, the Mustang Boss 302 had the same amount of horses (290) as Chevy’s upstart model but also honored its parent car with Mustang-like bodywork and a stainless steel grille. Capable of doing 0-60 in 6.9 seconds and topping out north of 100 MPH, the Boss Mustang was produced for only two years (1969 and ‘70), but still managed to win the 1970 Trans-Am series.

Mustang Boss (6 images)

Rare as the 302s are, the folks at RK Motors Charlotte managed to get their mitts on one of the classic fastbacks, and are selling the fully restored model for an undisclosed sum. The car, which has an authentic 302-cubic-inch Windsor V8, four-speed transmission and 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels, has been upgraded with a competition suspension and front disc and rear drum brakes.

“This highly desirable Mustang is an excellent example of Ford’s significant contribution to Detroit’s first golden age of performance,” according to the listing. “This is the kind of car that you can take to the show on Saturday and drive to work on a sunny Monday morning.”

That’d permanently cure our ongoing case of the Mondays.