1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
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1970 Boss 302 Mustang Historic Trans Am Racecar #78Built by Mathews Inc, Fresno, California in 1970 with Ford sponsorship. Raced by Gary Mathews in SCCA Trans American Sedan Championship 1972-1974. Gary Mathews was SCCA Regional Driver of the year in 1973. He set class records at Riverside and Willow Spring Raceways. It was prepared for the Daytona 24 Hours, but never raced.
It has undergone a 4.5 year restoration by Mark Behne and completed in June of 1992. Ownership transferred to Ford collector & racer Phil Gallant in the mid 1990's who undertook an extensive point in time restoration that makes #78 one of the most original T/A cars today.
The vehicle has two original Boss 302 engines with block number CBFE-6015B. They have cast-iron Ford Cleveland dry deck heads; compression ratio is rated at 12.5:1. There is a Holley 920 CFM with cowl induction; Bud Moore Plenum Intake Manifold; Bud Moore Headers / Collectors Crower Racing Roller Rockers; Carrillo Connecting Rods; BME Forged pistons; SVD Steel Crankshaft; 12 qt. gated oil pan; MSD electric ignition.
Horsepower is rated at 487 with 363 foot pounds of torque. There is a ten point roll cage and five point seat harness. There is also a fire suppression system.
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