The Track Star Car Is Crossing The Barrett-Jackson Block With No Reserve

Ford Mustang Boss 302S

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.

Ford Mustang Boss 302S

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.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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