BOSS 302 c.i. V8 Engine Emblem 1969 - 1970 Novelty License Plate
Vintage BOSS 302 c.i. V8 Engine Emblem 1969 - 1970 License Plate
The Camaro/Mustang rivalry had begun in 1967 with the introduction of the Camaro. The performance of the Mustang with 289 and 390 engines was not up to the Camaro, with its small block and big block V8. In an effort to improve the Mustang's image, Ford made a 428 Cobra Jet V8, and a Ford Boss 302 engine optional for the 1968 mid-year and 1969 models, respectively. The 1969-70 Boss 302 engine was created in 1968 for the SCCA's 1969 Trans-Am road racing series. It's a unique Ford small-block engine featuring a thin-wall, high nickel content block casting. It differed substantially from regular 302s, with 4-bolt mains, screw in freeze plugs, and heads using a canted valve design being developed for the planned 351 Cleveland (which debuted the following year). This optional engine, and indeed the entire vehicle package, including handling and aerodynamic aids, was made available for the express purpose of meeting the homologation guidelines to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am series. The Boss 302 Mustang was styled by Larry Shinoda, a former GM employee. The car featured a reflective "c-stripe". The fake air scoops in the rear quarter panel fenders of the regular production 1969 Mustangs were eliminated on the Boss 302 models. A black horizontal rear window shade and a blackout hood were both options. It was one of the first production models with a front spoiler and rear deck wing. The name "Boss" came about when Shinoda was asked what project he was working on, he answered "the boss's car" because the project was a secret. Also Shinoda had called it the "Boss" as an homage to the new President of Ford Semon "Bunkie" Knudson who had brought Shinoda over from GM's Chevrolet Division after Knudson had left.
Perfect for all car enthusiasts that want to show their passion for their car by adding style, showing your pride, or enhancing the appearance of your Ford Mustang with this BOSS 302 c.i. V8 Engine Emblem 1969 - 1970 novelty license plate. Choose between 16 different colors to customize your vehicle to the fullest. Our license plates are quality made of .032" Aluminum that will not rust, crack, break or peel and are UV protected for outdoor use and durability. This vintage BOSS 302 c.i. V8 Engine Emblem 1969 - 1970 Novelty License Plate can also be used to decorate the walls in your garage, office, workshop, man cave, or any other room and space.
Available in: Baby Blue - Black - British Green - Cattail Brown - Dark Red - Good Orange - Gray - Hot Pink - Italian Red - LeMans Blue - Light Green - Military Green - Racing Blue - Steel Blue - White - Yellow
Made of .032 Aluminum
6" x 12" (153 x 306 mm) standard automotive license plate size
4 holes for easy mounting
UV protected for outdoor use and durability
The image is permanently infused into the aluminum that will not crack, fade, chip, or peel (we do not use stickers or decals).
Made in USA
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