It’s loud. It’s original. And it comes from one of the greatest eras in American auto racing. While modern racing series constantly tweak their rules in an effort to generate the best racing, they could all do themselves a favor and take a page from the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans Am series of the late 1960s and early 70s. The cars were instantly recognizable as modified street cars and the racing was ferociously competitive with some the world’s best drivers on America’s best tracks. One of the most recognizable of these special cars was Ford’s Boss 302 Mustang and, in particular, those built by Kar Kraft like this 1970 Boss 302. With Ford’s blessing and support, Kar Kraft built Boss 302s into full-fledged race cars and then passed the cars along to the race teams who were then responsible for campaigning the cars throughout the season. Such is the case with this car, which was built by Kar Kraft in 1970 and delivered to Bud Moore racing. Moore pressed the car into service at the beginning of the 1971 season, where celebrated driver and future Brumos Porsche owner Peter Gregg campaigned the car for the season’s entirety. At the end of the season, the car was sold to a series of owners who campaigned the car in both Trans Am and vintage races and, later, completely restored to original condition. As it sits today it is the car stands ready for competition on track and show field. We particularly love these cars as they offer tremendous performance and history with easy and inexpensive maintenance. Find the Boss 302 for sale here at the Mecum Monterey auction taking place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Featured Listing – 1970 Ford Boss 302 ex. Peter Gregg
August 15, 2012 by 2 Comments