1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 – 14.41 seconds
Price New: $3,950
Price Now: $70,000 +
The third redesign of the Mustang appeared for the 1969 model year and the car grew in size once again. The engine choices and equipment list were thoroughly changed, and the Mustang lineup concentrated in two directions. One was luxury with the new Grande notchback model. The other was pure muscle with three new models, the Mach I, Boss 429, and Boss 302. Also, Ford introduced the legendary 428 Cobra Jet engine as a regular production option, putting the Mustang among the fastest muscle cars of the era (via Car and Driver).
But for us, the Boss 302 is the most important model. Produced for only two years, 1969 and 1970, the Boss 302 featured a 302 V8 engine which was conservative at 290 HP. The actual output was closer to the 350 HP mark. The Boss 302 was a model intended for racing in the Trans-Am championship. Apart from a blackout hood, spoiler on the trunk, and other details, it featured a stiff, track-tuned suspension, a close ratio gearbox, and a high-revving engine. The car was light without any unnecessary luxuries.