The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is one of the first generation Mustangs, which ran from 1964-1973. The Mustang Boss was in production from 1968-1971. It is a two door sports coupe, and is a rear wheel drive.
The car is now a beacon for Mustang enthusiasts, and this article will give you more details about the car, some images of the car as well as our review of this timeless classic muscle car from the golden era of American motoring.
1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 specs
The specifications for the 1969 For Mustang Boss 302 are as follows:
- It has a Ford Windsor V-8 302 engine, which is a 5.0 liter engine.
- It has a spark-ignition four stroke engine type.
- The 1969 For Mustang has a carburettor fuel type and takes petrol/gasoline, with a naturally aspirated charge system.
- It has two valves per cylinder.
- It has 290 raw horsepower.
- Displacement is 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cui.
You’ll probably also want to know the size of the car, before you buy one and realize there’s no space for it in your garage. Those measurements are as follows:
- Length: 187.4 inches.
- Width: 73 inches.
- Wheel Base: 108 inches.
It also has a 20.1 gallon fuel capacity.
The more powerful 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 with huge 429 cubic inch (7-liter) engine was also available.
1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 images
1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 review
The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 seems to bring back that nostalgic feeling that only a muscle car from the era of the first generation Mustang can produce.
You can see why y looking at the images. Also, there are collectables and merchandise for the Boss 302 series, so you know that they are sought after. Getting your hands on a fully working model of this car isn’t cheap or easy though – at one point recently, a pair of refurbished and restored Mustang Boss 302’s went for over half a million dollars at auction.
As far as our review, you first have to remember that the late 60’s muscle cars are a cultural artefact. Specifically when it relates to cars like the Mustang Boss 302, you have to remember that the handling isn’t going to be like a modern Mercedes. It’s going to be rougher around the edges than a BMW 3 series from 2012, and it’ isn’t going to reach the speeds of a new Lamborghini.
That said, it doesn’t need to.
There is nothing that compare to the feeling of driving a top of the line Mustang from the first generation. The feeling of raw power that you get is like trying to race on the top of an un-caged lion. The horsepower and engine size aren’t the same as a modern super car or muscle car; but they don’t need to be. The 1969 Ford Mustang boss 302 is powerful – and it has a raw energy that modern cars with all their safety mechanisms can’t compete with.
This will make you feel alive if you drive it on an empty road, and it’ll leave you with the feeling that that is what driving should be about.