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If I were to start looking for a "R" code Boss 351 (71 or 72) -- in reasonable, solid condition -- what would I be expected to pay ?

where's the best places to start looking? 

what would you look for ?

 
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Start with your arm, add a leg, the other arm, several tons of cash and you might find a rusted out pile of garbage.

 

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You can probably start with those online dating services ... wait that's for finding a different type of boss

 

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If I were to start looking for a "R" code Boss 351 (71 or 72)  -- in reasonable, solid condition -- what would I be expected to pay ?

where's the best places to start looking? 

what would you look for ?
IF I were in the market for a 71-72 R-code, I might start with talking to kevken1959. He has a huge trove of cars (and at least 4 R-codes that he admits to) and I'm sure knows where more are located.

The Boss is "02" body is it ? ... does it come in "03" vert ?
71 Boss 351s were all "02Rxxxxxx" serials, and technically were there own specific model.

72 351HO drivetrain (engine, 4 speed, 3.91 trac loc) was available in any body style and model of Mustang. Kervken has two of the IIRC 13 R-code 'verts made.

His bright blue metallic 351HO vert was local to me , about an hour away in Mass. I almost bid when it was on eBay. I also passed on an MCA award winning 72 R-code sportsroof about 10 years ago. Just didn't have the scratch at the time to make it happen.

 

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I haven't noticed many recently, but I haven't really been looking for them either. If I recall correctly, for a decent one you are looking at $45K USD and up, depending on the market at the time of purchase. A '72 R code should be quite a bit less because it isn't actually called a Boss 351. Also, the rarity of that drivetrain for '72 isn't as widely known among collectors.

 

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You can try searchtempest.com and type in "boss". The fewer words the better. Select how far you are willing to go and hang on. Also may I suggest that you consider the best car that you can afford since chasing those impossible to find parts can get very pricey. Ask me how I know? Ed Raver

 

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If you have the asking price of a restored or survivor car with all of the rare parts present, you won't have to lose one bit of sanity. ;)

 

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Check the inventory list of Rick Parker of Signature Auto www.Bosscars.com

He has a Grabber Yellow Boss for sale.

 
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