The view other drivers see……
It’s hard not to instantly fall in love with a Pro-Touring build. In reality, what’s not to like about it, you get the old school looks that we all desire, with the modern conveniences and performance. While it may not have started out life as a real Boss 302, this 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 tribute has been professionally restored and sits today as one of the nicest ’69 fastbacks we have ever seen come through our doors. The overall look is incredible, has over 500 rear-wheel horsepower, and is setup to be able to handle any corner you can throw at it.
The product of Speed INC. of Schaumburg, Illinois, this ‘69 Boss 302 Tribute caught the eye of Modified Mustangs and Fords Magazine when it was named their 2013 Car of the Year. The fastback seamlessly blends old school looks with modern internals thanks to the timeless styling of the ’69 Mustang and the 5.0L Coyote modular crate engine that churns out over 500 rear-wheel horsepower. If you have been searching for a car that is as stylish as it is a performer, and capable of receiving national attention, here is the car of your dreams.
Ford designers made sure every year of the first generation Mustang had plenty of visual sizzle. But it doesn’t get much better than this Grabber Blue fastback’s masterful combination of aggressive accents and well-placed trim. At the front of the car, a red white and blue mustang emblem hangs within the grille that hangs prominent high beams between traditional low beams, a thin bumper and crystal clear parking lamps. Behind that grille, a stylish hood scoop leads the eye past silver wipers to like-new glass and bright stainless trim. Down the sides, the body panel alignment is perfect and flowing through it is the boss 302 decal. As you make your way to the back you’ll pass painted side mirrors, chrome door handles, and a moderate side scoop on the rear quarter. At the back of the car, a concave valence balances a second chrome bumper between familiar Mustang tail lights and the rear fuel filler.
Pop the hood and you’ll see how the build team eliminated the shock towers to make room for the 2011 Ford 5.0 Coyote modular crate engine that has been supercharged thanks to a Roush blower. Combine that with a custom cold air induction, and a SCT engine programmer and the results are a dyno verified 566 horsepower and 556 lb/ft of torque to the rear wheels. At the top of the block, Roush lettering rests on the massive supercharger that receives its air through a custom cold air intake that is mounted in the left front wheel-well. As you move down you’ll see blue valve covers with the “Powered by Ford” lettering at the sides. In front of the engine, a custom aluminum radiator, with the help of an electric fan, is charged with keeping the 5.0 cool. The engine is powerful and can easily sit driver and passengers back in their seats, but as you will soon find out, this Stang is just as capable through the corners as it is in a straight line.
With that type of power available at your disposal you have to have a transmission that can handle it, so the build team opted to bolt a Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission to the Ford 5.0 Crate engine. From there power travels down the driveshaft to the Ford 9” rear-axle with a 3.90 rear gear. With the elimination of the shock towers the team decided to go with a Custom Heidts front subframe with adjustable coil-over shocks. In the rear, they went with a Heidts rear 4-link with two more additional coil-over shocks to house the Ford 9”. It’s also under here you’ll see the 3” dual exhausts equipped with Flowmaster mufflers that end in front of the rear axle. Stopping power comes courtesy of a Late Model Mach 1 front and rear disc brakes. In front of those brakes you’ll find 18” aluminum Magnum 500 style rims that have been wrapped in Nitto rubber.
Pop the Mustang’s doors and you’ll find a comfortable black vinyl interior that’ll make any Mustang fan feel right at home. All the soft parts, from the carpet to the headliner are new, and the bucket seats, provide plenty of support for spirited driving. From the captain’s chair, a familiar Mustang dash features a full array of new Auto Meter Sport Comp II gauges. At the center of the cockpit, you’ll find the controls for the 5-speed thanks to the Hurst shifter that sticks through the floor. At the sides of the cabin, crack-free door panels feature black vinyl with a mustang emblem and on the bottom of the doors have been painted to match the exterior. In front of the driver, a classy, Billet Specialties steering wheel provides a steady feel for the road. Overall the interior is a fantastic place to log miles from.
Included in the sale of this incredible Pro-touring Mustang is the copy of Modified Mustangs and Fast Fords where it was named the 2013 Car of the Year, dyno results, product manuals, and a handheld SCT Flash tuning programmer.
There’s simply nothing like keying up a legendary pony car. The sound… The feeling at idle… The relentless surge of torque as you power through gears… And this ’69 Mustang is exactly that, while effortlessly capturing everything we love about the pro-touring movement. If you’re looking for a highly desirable classic that’ll provide years of weekend fun, and rack up more than its fair share of fans in the process, this is your kind of car!