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1970 Ford Mustang

The 1970 Ford Mustang saw some minor changes and enhancemets over the 1969 model year. Noticeably, the front end only had 2 headlamps with the outer most head lamp locations now having simulated vents instead of lights. Also, the GT package was no longer continued. Essentially, 1970 was a simple continuation of the 1969 Mustangs. Mustang sales dropped by 100,000 units this year due to more competition from the newly redesigned Chevrolet Camaro and the introduction of the Plymouth Cuda and Dodge Challenger.

Models:

Hardtop, convertible, fastback

Mach 1: Fastback style body with blacked out hood, shaker scoop, hood pins, stripe down sides of car, chrome gas cap. These cars also came with deluxe interiors. Standard motor was 351 but 428CJ and 428SCJ were available.

Shelby GT-350: Radically restyled. 351 motor. Radical colour option.

Shelby GT-500: Radically restyled. 428 motor. Radical colour

Boss 302: Specially designed 302 with canted big valve heads. Capable of 8000rpm but limited to 6250rpm. Heavy duty suspension & 4 speed. Reportedly the best handling mustang of the 60/70's. Built originally to qualify for Trans Am Racing.

Boss 429: Built for satisfy NASCAR's rule that any motor used must be sold in the showroom. Specially built by Kar Kraft, these cars had revised front suspension and inner fender wells to fit the massive 429. All cars had deluxe interior and are one of the most desirable mustangs of all time.

Powertrain options:

Cid HP Torque Model
200 115    
250 155    
302 220   2V
302 290   Boss
351 250   2V
351 300   4V (M)
428 335 440 Cobra Jet (Q)
428 360   Super Cobra Jet (R)
429 375   Boss 429 (Z)


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