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  Will the Boss be back?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-28-2006 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
From Hemmings email:

Muscle cars
Will the Boss be back?

Is the Boss 302 Mustang about to reappear at a Ford dealer near you?
photo courtesy Ford
There are rumblings that Ford will reintroduce the Boss 302 Mustang, possibly next year. No firm plans are set, but sources say the car will use a 5.0-liter engine and styling cues from the originals built in 1969 and 1970. Initial reports show the engines may produce 320 horsepower. The originals used the high-winding 302-cu.in. V-8s with mechanical lifters, 290hp, 10.6:1 compression ratio and a huge Holley four-barrel. (Of course, the proposed car would have fuel injection.) This, of course, wouldn’t be Ford’s first retro ’Stang. First there was the Bullitt, introduced in 2001, in response to the high interest in Steve McQueen’s cult film of the same name, filmed in 1968. Next came the Shelby GT 500 followed by the Shelby GT-H.
- By George Mattar

{Apparently they forgot about the '03-'04 Mach 1}

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68 Coop
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posted 09-28-2006 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I don't see it happening. Why don't they retro some trucks if they want some more nostalgia, I would love an 07/08 50's style.

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William
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bob6364
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From: griswold,ct usa MCA#59447
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posted 09-28-2006 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
I just saw that in Hemmings e weekly,I would say a Boss 302 stang would get more attention then the shelby even.Especially if it had a real exotic engine like the first boss.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-28-2006 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I bet it will happen, it's just a question of when.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

68 Coop
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posted 09-28-2006 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I hope they come up with something to help them, and quick! I just saw where they're phasing out some more jobs. Do you think they will come up with a different stlye than the 05's??? I hope they get it as close to the original as possible if they do, and don't embareass themselves, or the car.

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William
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-28-2006 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
No, the S197 chassis will be here for a while still.

They won't embarrass themselves, they've been batting 1000 with the new Mustang so far.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

68 Coop
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posted 09-28-2006 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Personally, I would like to see a real 69/70 body transplanted to the S197 chassis, with the option of new style or old style interior choices. I also hope they don't just put the badges on the 05 style and say here ya go, it's a Boss. It has to be unique, or it's just another run of the mill Mustang with Boss decals, in my honest opinion.

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William
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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 09-29-2006 04:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN        Reply w/Quote
HOW ABOUT THIS at http://www.saleen.com/saleen-parnellijones.htm I am on the waiting list for a GT-500 but this looks nice too

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WAYNE CURTIS
2005 Mustang GT "Legend"
Satin Silver,Premium,Interior upgrade,Charcoal leather,cast wheels,

Sold my70 GRABBER GREEN BOSS 302

My old '71Torino GT

"If your under control then your going too slow!" Parnelli Jones
"When it's on it's top and burning,you've gone fast enough." unknown

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68 Coop
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posted 09-29-2006 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
It just won't do! Anybody with the measurements, and a graphics shop in their town, can be driving one of those TOMORROW. I hope they come up with something a lot more original than that.

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William
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68 Coop
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posted 09-29-2006 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Don't get me wrong, I would love to own one of the new Roush Mustangs, stock off the lot even. But when I look at my car parked next to the new cars, mine looks so much more like the Muscle car. They could have the means and material to make some changes to the current style, and come up with something special with this car. I hope it happens, can't wait to see what they are planning for the engine, but I bet it hauls azz. These are just my opinions on the subject, and if you don't agree, that's fine, we all have our own style.

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William
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bob6364
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posted 09-29-2006 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
I thought old was the only way to go for the longest time,maybe i'm just tired of the repairs and battling rust, I recently bought a 2002 Saleen 281SC with 13,000 miles and let me tell you i'm having the time of my life.I will never give away my babies but this new car sure has filled a void

71RESTO
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posted 09-29-2006 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO        Reply w/Quote
Over on the Boss 302 board, they have been discussing this. From what the news they can find, it will be unique in that they will be planting an updated 302 cu. in. mill in it with most of the styling cues of the original. They also said it most likely would be a 2008 release.
If it happens, I'll be in line for one, as long as it isn't overpriced just for the sake of owning one (like a huge mark-up over the sticker)!!

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Duane
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IIGood
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posted 09-29-2006 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood        Reply w/Quote
I've asked this question so many times before, all over the place...and never seem to get any kind of answer. But I'll ask again...

How are they going to do this? Shinoda still makes the Boss packages for Mustangs, and sells them 3rd-party. Is Ford just going to buy up Shinoda or something? Granted, Shinoda's take on them is mostly just graphical, and some other appearance tweaks...but still. They've still got the Boss name going for the Mustang.

I just don't see it happening really. Carry on with more Shelby stuff until the facelift in '09 or '10 or whatever...then go from there.

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
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