Boss 302 with Close Ratio 4-speed
Competition Gold with Black Decor Interior
Rob Celedonia's 1970 Boss 302 Eliminator, for sale in Jan 2014, with an asking price of $63.5k
From Rob's sale listing;
This is a genuine, fully restored "G Code" 1970 Boss Eliminator. It is in the Cougar Registry and I have the build sheets and a copy of the original invoice.
This particular Boss was restored to factory specifications by the second owner. I am the third owner. Originally a California car, it still has its California emission system. The car is rust free and has been that way its entire life. It is numbers matching save for its service block. It was a common occurrence for these Boss motors to fail due to their defective piston skirts. Ford routinely replaced these motors under warranty and as a result there are many, many service replacement block vehicles in existence. The engine starts promptly and runs strong. The transmission shifts accurately and easily. The car runs, drives. shifts, steers and stops like it should. It's an absolute joy to drive.
The car is an older restoration that has held up extremely well. The exterior paintwork is excellent save for some very small and hard to detect bubbles that have appeared due to what appears to be minor improper paint preparation work. Again, there is absolutely no rust and the bubbling is very minor, isolated and difficult to see. The interior remains excellent and original in appearance. I believe that the upholstery is original, although the seats may have been restuffed. The seats remain very supportive even after forty-four years. If the upholstery was replaced during the restoration, I believe that NOS material was used. I have seen reproduced and inferior seat material used in both Mustangs and Cougars (ie: comfort weave), and what is in this car appears to be factory. There are no rips or tears in the upholstery, the headliner, carpet, dash, etc. Overall the interior presents itself very well.
The car rides on correct Goodyear Polyglas - F70-14 tires with very few miles on them. The rubber is soft and the tread is deep. The spare is also Polyglas.
The undercarriage is extremely clean and free of road grime. It was restored to factory specifications.
There are approximately 101,000 original miles on the car. The tachometer and speedometer both work. The gas gauge has recently stopped working as has the temperature gauge. I believe the sending units need to be replaced. The engine and engine bay are clean and correctly restored. The only thing that comes to mind as not being correct is the battery. Otherwise, all the hard to find parts and pieces are present, including the carburetor, intake manifold, heads, distributor, fuel pump, smog equipment, pullies, rev limiter, radiator, radiator fan, fan shroud, etc, etc. I have done my best to photograph the parts and their corresponding part numbers of the underhood items. From top to bottom the engine is complete and correct.
The rear end is the correct nine inch with Traction Lok and has the desirable 3.91 axle ratio. The transmission is the factory original RUG close ratio with Hurst shifter.
The second owner purchased the vehicle from its original California owner in 1983. At that time the car had approximately 96,000 miles. The second owner restored the car from the ground up and completed the restoration in July 1987. The factory finish, paint markings, striping and other details were replicated to factory condition. Later that year this car won Best of Show at the Cougar Club of America's National Meet after being thoroughly judged by a panel of the Cougar Club's recognized experts. The car has not been changed or altered since the day it won Best of Show.
This same car appeared on a special fold-out cover of Motor Trend in January 1989. Only the back of the car was seen on the cover as a "teaser" to get the reader to open the fold. which revealed the rest of the vehicle. A copy of the magazine comes with the car. It has also featured in Ford Enthusiast magazine and in a two-page color spread and article in Super Ford magazine.
I purchased the car in August of 2005. Since that time it has been stored exclusively in a climate controlled warehouse and in an Air Chamber bubble. It has not been wet since I bought it.
There are a dozens and dozens of photos that may be found here: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cele3/l ... t=6&page=0
Although the car runs and drives like a virtually new Boss 302 Eliminator, please understand that it is a forty-four year old car. Accordingly, I cannot offer any warranties, expressed or implied. The car will be sold as is, where is. I have done my best to accurately describe my Eliminator. However, I encourage and welcome personal inspections. Payment must be in cash, wire transfer or certified funds that have cleared my bank before the car leaves the warehouse. I have clear title in hand. Shipping is buyer's responsibility, but I will do my best to assist in the process.
This is a very rare, correct, head-turning, kick in the butt to drive, real American muscle car. A true piece of automotive history. Only 469 Boss 302 Cougars were built in 1970, compared to over 7,000 Boss 302 Mustangs. Exclusivity is assured at almost every car show. This is a car you'll be proud to own and is also an investment quality purchase.
Please feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for checking out my Boss Eliminator!