We're all on the hunt for something special, that's why enthusiasts know to pay attention when seeing a 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 like this. It's a single-year only coupe built with a serious performance V8. So when you can find one of these rare examples that has gone through a rotisserie restoration, comes with proper documentation, and a motor that shows all signs of being correct, then this is true muscle car royalty.
The muscle car era was beginning its downfall in 1971, but that also created the conditions for a very special machine. The Boss 302 program had come to an end without the Trans Am series support, but Ford wanted to still flex its muscle one last time. They created a true race-ready small block package called the Boss 351, and this is one of the 1,806 that was ever produced. This was built to be a genuinely hot machine, and so it's the one to deliver on the '71 car's longer sporty style. The extra-long hood, blocky front end, and sleek Sportsroof style made this look like it wanted to own the road... and the Boss 351 was truly up for the task. After all, the locking pins and Ram Air scoops on the hood are for more than just show. This example was given a full rotisserie restoration, and so the factory-correct Light Pewter Metallic has a terrific glow that highlights the crisp panels every time the sunlight hits the sheetmetal. And this color also has a slightly darker tone that goes nicely with the blackout hood, full-length hockey stick stripe, black lower rockers, front air dam, special Boss 351 decals, and full-width rear spoiler. It's a total package that really has an eye for detail, right down to the Mag 500 wheels with pony center cap and wide oval tires.
Inside is a highly correct interior where you can instantly tell they invested heavily to give it a time capsule-like presentation. That means the crisp door panels with w/wood-like inserts, a rim-blow steering wheel, and high back bucket seats are complete down to the knit-style pattern and trim. And the red mats add a splash of boldness while remaining period-correct. You'll even love the details, like the flat-folding rear seat, correct trunk mat, and AM radio that's still cranking out tunes. But the best parts about this are the true performance-oriented setup. That means deeply recessed gauges with a large speedo and tach, and the Correct Hurst shifter with an irresistible T-bar grip.
Under the hood is what makes this coupe so important. The R-code 351 cubic-inch V8 was specifically built for performance. Ford fortified the constriction, gave it a true Ram Air fresh air system, and added a large four-barrel carburetor on top. All of this is important, because not only is the year-correct block believed to be original, but also you have all the correct components – right down to the gasket on the air topper to the Autolite carb on top. In fact, as you look at the full engine bay, you can tell special attention was paid during restoration to keep this all looking quite correct. It even continues with the undercarriage with an exceptionally fresh appearance and the correct red oxide paint. These special Mustangs had a performance to rival the big blocks, so you'll love proving it with the control that comes from the wide-ratio four-speed manual transmission (also believed to be original to the car.) Plus, with the limited slip rear end and front disc brakes, this is truly a fine machine to tear up the asphalt of just cruise the boulevard.
This is quite a special car, and so the sale comes with the factory buildsheet, owner's manual, maintenance records, and Marti Report. You know how exceptional this car is and the exceptional level that's presented today. So you also know this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don't miss out, call today!