The Ford Mustang is an automotive icon and there’s no shortage of legendary variants through its uninterrupted lifecycle of 56 years and counting. One of them is undeniably the Mustang Boss 302, both when it was originally introduced in 1969 and again with the fifth-generation model when it came to market for the 2012 model year.
Only 8,000 Ford Mustang Boss 302 muscle cars were made between the 2012 and 2013 model years. Of that number, a trace amount of them were the Boss 302S – a bare-bones turnkey track toy complete with a roll cage and absent of carpet. It served as one of the most extreme versions of the fifth-generation Ford Mustang, up there with the 662 horsepower Shelby GT500 of the era.
A free-breathing 5.0L Coyote V8 engine that bellowed out 440 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque provided the motivation for this pony, with power sent to the rear wheels via a tried-and-true Tremec TR6060 manual transmission, and a T2 Torsen rear differential. And due to its purpose-built nature, the Ford Mustang Boss 302S also came with adjustable coilover shocks and a Delrin bushing kit and an adjustable carbon fiber wing. Moreover, the engine ECU, oil pan, sway bars, brake booster, air ducts, front splitter, ABS calibration, and Panhard rod were all from Ford Racing. To this day, the automaker has yet to offer such a true followup to the Mustang Boss 302S.
Even better, the Boss 302S started at $79,000 – just a bit more than today’s starting price of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. And before he died, boy racer hero Paul Walker had managed to acquire one. His in particular was painted in Performance White, with black accents all over the body that perfectly compliment that carbon fiber add-ons. And if you want this Ford Mustang, it will cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block with other vehicles from The Paul Walker Collection between January 11-19 of this month. And it’s being sold without reserve.
If you were hoping to drive this thing to the local Cars & Coffee after placing that winning bid, keep in mind that this Ford Mustang Boss 302S will be sold on bill of sale only, and is not street legal.