The first Ford Mustang was undoubtedly the most important car of its era, but it didn’t have the boxy beauty of a Dodge or the large-and-in-charge elegance of a Chevelle. However, a 1970 Ford Mustang takes care of all that with its wide front end and race car looks. This particular example takes everything people love about a Boss 302 and makes it even better… if you have $250,000 to spend.
A nice 1970 Ford Mustang fastback isn’t supposed to be cheap. We’ve seen nice ones go for $80,000-$120,000 in the past year. But this one costs Lamborghini money. And there’s the whole “one man’s treasure is another man’s trash” thing going on here, since not everybody wants a unique, non-original Mustang. So, is this worth that kind of cash? Let’s find out.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of this listing by Vanguard Motors is the bodywork. Most of it looks like a normal Boss 302. However, the side skirts are obviously not supposed to be there. Just like in the case of Eleanor Mustang, they’ve been added to accommodate side-exit exhausts, the perfect tribute to hot rods and sports cars from that era.
You need to check out the view from underneath. What look like 3-inch downpipes lead to square backboxes right next to the 9-inch rear end with 350 gears, and the exhaust then flows forwards and to the sides of this all-custom body. While 302 is indeed the cubic capacity of the engine, a modern Coyote actually resides under the hood. This is a Gen 2 model making about 435 hp in crate setup, but it’s also dripping in custom parts.
The neatly laid out under-hood is highlighted by the shaker hood, an unusual feature for this Mustang that also incorporates turn signals. Yes, turn signals on your hood. Isn’t that cool? Both sets of bumpers have been shaved and colored the same metallic green as the rest of the body. Anodized silver accents then tie everything together with the wheels and graphics.
As for the interior, this is a combination of Mach 1 elements, luxury leather, and the kind of custom gages you’d see at a hot rod show. She’s got a modern Tremec 6-speed manual, so you know it’s built to drive.