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The Boss 351 was introduced to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on November 21. 1970. I have been searching a long time for any related pictures or documentation.

 

 

Well thanks to Mr. Adrian M Clements and the Ford Archives, we finally have some pics!

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Awesome! And a grabber green convertible.

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Rick Bombard

1971 Grabber Green Mach 1 351C 4V

2013 Race Red California Special Convertible

1973 Medium Copper Metallic Convertible 302 4V     SOLD

1953 F-100 SOLD

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nice find!!

Iyman

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And if anyone doubted that Ford had/sold argent front spoilers for argent contrasting-colored cars - well doubt no more. That Boss 351 is 'sporting' an argent front chin spoiler. I learned a little with this one.

 

Good point about the 'Boss type" side stripes on that Mach 1... Hmmm.

 

I really like this recorded historical stuff.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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anyone know what the green Maverick with the cut roof is??

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And if anyone doubted that Ford had/sold argent front spoilers for argent contrasting-colored cars - well doubt no more. That Boss 351 is 'sporting' an argent front chin spoiler. I learned a little with this one.

 

I was just going to post the same thing - noticing the argent spoiler on the car.

 

Good point about the 'Boss type" side stripes on that Mach 1... Hmmm.

 

Looks like Ford offered up the hockey stripes at little earlier than "Late in the '71 model year," eh?

 

And what exactly is that green Mavrick "thing" in the middle of the first pic?

Eric

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never mind, I figured it out,

its a Concept Maverick Estate coupe

http://oldconceptcars.com/1930-2004/ford-maverick-estate-1970/

Iyman

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I wouldn't consider the pictures an example of what was distributed. Many of those cars have features that never saw production. We should consider all the cars shown as marketing tools.

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I wouldn't consider the pictures an example of what was distributed. Many of those cars have features that never saw production. We should consider all the cars shown as marketing tools.

 

 

From the current information - other than the concept cars - all others at this show seem to be actual production cars. Even the Boss 351 is thought to be an actual production model. Remember this was the end of November 1970. So other than the Boss 351, most other models had been in production for at least three months.

 

There of course is a chance that front spoiler could have been painted by Ford or a local dealer who assisted with assembling this collection for the show.

 

The VIN and how/where the Boss was eventually sold is being investigated at this time.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Wow 1970 I would been 12. I wonder if I went to this one. My best friend at the time dad worked for Ford and we used to go all the time because it was free. To bad I can't remember anything from that long ago. It sucks to get old.

 

 

John J

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It seems odd that the Boss 351 has no center caps on the Magnums - especially for the show :s

Steve

73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code C6 Auto

73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code 4 Speed

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They could have removed them for the show, so no one walks away with them.

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You guys know I like to dig into this historical stuff.

 

Here is the license plate they attached to all the Ford cars at this show.

 

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And here is the poster on the side of the big white FORD column - but reversed colors using dark blue and white letters.

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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