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Cherry Red with Black | Coupé | 4 Speed Hurst Shifter | 351cu R-code V8 | 37,261 miles | $110,540
When the name Ford is brought up many would immediately think of the Mustang first. Named after the P-51 Mustang fighter plane in World War II, the wild-horse theme was adopted and became an instant classic.
The original Boss Mustangs, the 302 and 429, were introduced in 1969 out of Dearborn, Michigan. The Boss went toe-to-toe with the Z/28 Camaro in Trans-Am racing and it looking like the era of the muscle car was about to begin. But just as the Boss was released in 1969, production was cancelled in 1970 due to tighter safety and emission standards. Hope seemed to be restored in 1971 with the introduction of the Boss 351 as it would be the last of the small-block performance cars and no pollution gear in sight.
The 1971 Mustang was bigger and heavier than previous models in order to capitalize on the growing large, luxury coupe market. While many early Mustang fans were turned off by the new bigger Mustang, this one definitely holds an important stepping stone for every car that was to come after it.
This particular Boss 351, 1 of 1700, is offered in classic cherry red with black decals and bonnet. Styled with sharp lines, an aggressive front end and racing wing on the back. The twin air duct bonnet with easy-twist latches make quick access to the engine a breeze. Any enthusiast could tell you this car was designed to race.
In the front is an engine bay that would easy hold any of Fords big block V-8s we find an all numbers matching Cleveland R-Code V-8 pumping out 330hp. Easily transition between gears with a 4-speed Hurst-shifted transmission with a 9-inch rear end equipped with 3.91:1 gears. It also comes with a competition suspension package, disc brakes and power steering.
The interior is immaculate with red vinyl, black dash just as it did when it rolled off the production line in May 1971. This car has been meticulously restored to look brand new and turn heads as it roars by. Don't miss out on an opportunity to own a piece of American-muscle history.