1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by Blitz » 12 Apr 2017, 18:42

One of our favorite long time customers asked us to help market their car at the Dearborn, MI show in August. Don suggested we reduce the price several thousand dollars and see if someone would be interested before the car is transported across the country. This is a high point, trailered show car. The current owner (a tooling engineer by trade) purchased it more than 13 years ago and performed a very meticulous rotisserie restoration. Like most BOSS cars, this one has a 1970 dated service replacement block. The most noticeable deviation from original is the lack of original smog equipment. The asking price is $95k which in the current market environment is very reasonable for a well optioned, show quality car of this caliber. For more information please call Don at (503) 463-1130.

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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 - Comp. Orange

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Post by Blitz » 13 Apr 2017, 10:15

The car was featured a while back on "Power Nation TV" , you can see the segment here - https://youtu.be/Pu8PDtyzTIk

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RIDES:
-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by sfhess » 13 Apr 2017, 13:26

Cool car.

On the invoice: "4 gals gas.....$1.41"

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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by CougarCJ » 13 Apr 2017, 13:52

Didn't get sold until July 1971.
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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by PeterMac » 13 Apr 2017, 14:04

CougarCJ wrote:
13 Apr 2017, 13:52
Didn't get sold until July 1971.
Sold as a dealer demo. I am certain that every young car salesman lit the tires up on this car. As was intended. ;)

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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by Don Rush » 13 Apr 2017, 14:44

Thus the block replacement...

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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by 68CJ428CAT » 13 Apr 2017, 21:35

Thank you for posting the Vid. I did not know my car was in a vid prior to me purchasing it. Again thanks.
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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by BossElim69 » 14 Apr 2017, 05:33

kind of hoping it doesn't sell so we can see it in Dearborn :naughty: looks like a really nice restoration and not having the original Boss 302 engine doesn't hurt the value that much with the Boss cars. Biggest items I see that isn't correct is the distributor, coil and the chrome air cleaner lid. The air cleaner base might be wrong but can't tell for sure. Change the radiator cap, peel off the caution fan sticker and paint the shocks black. This car looks so nice changing those items would be worth it.
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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by Cou Gar » 15 Apr 2017, 09:33

Didn't the Boss 302 come factory equipped with an export brace?

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Re: 1970 Eliminator BOSS 302 4-Speed - Comp. Orange

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Post by GLC » 15 Apr 2017, 10:42

I have struggled with commenting on this one as it is very well executed in many areas but there are details which miss and I was afraid commenting would distract from what is there. But at this price target details matter.

In addition to the other mentioned items, air cleaner base is wrong, no vacuum vent on the side and the valve cover vent connection should be in front not on side. The carb is a 69 style with the front bowl vent. Is it a "U carb" or BOSS carb makes a big difference in value. (A real 69 BOSS carb is worth more than the 70 so that could be a plus) While being nit pickey, the purist would also ding the car for the polished appearance of the valve covers too. And I can't see the fuel pump or the details on the radiator but there does not appear to be a FOMOCO on the top right. Yes these are all bolt on items but they are also the harder to find / expensive BOSS parts, you are looking at several thousand $ to get those parts (non repo) in the condition this car warrants. These are details I would expect to see correct on the car.

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