The legendary Boss 302, known as the Ford Boss 302 Mustang, may not be what everyone thinks it is. While, yes, it is a car, this particular car was made for a particular motor. The original Ford Mustang car came first, manufactured April 17, 1964 and it was not until after the Boss 302 motor was manufactured in the Mustang ‘s (April 17th) 1969 model year that a particular Ford Mustang was named after it, the Ford Boss 302 Mustang to be exact. The Boss 302 motorwas manufactured and introduced as a direct retaliation to the Chevrolet Camaro z28’s win in the 1968 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Trans-American (Trans-Am) Sedan Racing series(Farr, 2000).
It was because of this championship series that the consumers of the world became lucky in the years 1969 and 1970; after Ford was made to abide by the rule of the SCCA that stated that any car to race in the series must be sold to consumers as well. Because of this rule,Larry Shinoda, formerly of General Motors, designed the Ford Boss 302 Mustang car to be fitted around the engine. If it were not for this rule, the legend of the Boss 302 Mustang would not exist today.
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