Boss OG (Original Gangsta) 1968 Mustang

The original Boss Mustang came to life in 1969. It was part of the new line of Ford's Pony Car field, a category mostly created by Ford. In 1967 Chevrolet introduced the Camaro which provided more performance than the Mustang. So in 1969 Ford introduced the Boss 302 engine to put it in step with the competition.

The Boss 302 Mustang was designed by Larry Shinoda, a former GM employee. The car featured reflective "c-stripe" and the face rear fender scroops of the regular 1969 Mustangs was eliminated. It came with optional rear window shades and blackout hood.

It was one of the first production models with a front spoiler and rear deck wing. The name "Boss" came about when Shinoda was asked what project he was working on, he answered "the boss's car" because the project was a secret. Also Shinoda had called it the "Boss" as homage to the new President of Ford Semon "Bunkie" Knudson who had brought Shinoda over from GM when Knudson had left.

If the original didn't have enough power for you this custom masterpiece is equipped with a 351 stroked out to 418 cubic inch small block ford F1 Procharger supercharger. To launch this power plant into the stratosphere the high power land rocket harnesses a 6 speed Tremec with 4.11 gears POSI. To completely engulf you in comfort the interior was custom finished by JS Customs.

Custom sheet metal work-removed all pot metal over an Art Morrison Chassis (Fords were originally unibody) and Bumpers slivered with flush mounted rear tail lights. It also has an Electric parking brake that lie inside 24 X 15's rear and 18 X 8's fronts with Pirelli tires and Intro wheels.

 68 Boss Mustang Side View




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