Lot 118

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans-Am

Coachwork by Car Number: BME 4 - 1971

SOLD $89,600


$150,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve

Car Highlights

The Last Kar Kraft Mustang Designated for Bud Moore’s Trans-Am Efforts
Completed with Assistance from Bud Moore Himself
Diligently Prepared for Vintage Racing in Current Ownership
Engine Rebuilt in 2017 by Hertel Racing Engines and Fitted with Custom Headers
Offered with Signed Letter from Bud Moore, Records, and Two Extra Sets of Minilite Wheels

Technical Specs

302 CID OHV V-8 Engine
Single Holley 4-Barrel Carburetor
525 BHP at 7,700 RPM
4-Speed Jericho “Toploader” Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale.

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For nearly 40 years, Bud Moore was inextricably linked with Ford racing, most memorably during the 1969–1971 Trans-Am seasons. He employed legendary drivers Parnelli Jones and George Follmer, who won the 1970 season in the iconic Boss 302 Mustangs. In late 1970, four Boss 302 “bodies-in-white” were delivered from Kar Kraft to Bud Moore Engineering. Two were raced, the third was designated as a backup, and this example, 4-1971, remained uncompleted.

According to Ed Ludke’s Mustang Road Racing Registry, in 1972, Roger Hurst of Kentucky acquired the unfinished 4-1971 while in Rochester, New York. After several East Coast owners, Steven Johns of Arizona acquired it in 2008. Bud Moore states in a letter on file that this was the last Kar Kraft Mustang provided to him for Trans-Am and that he and his son Greg assisted with the car’s completion, culminating in 2011.

In 2015, the consignor, an experienced vintage racer and important Ford customer, acquired 4-1971. Preparing for vintage racing, the engine was rebuilt by Hertel Racing Engines in South Carolina. A dyno run revealed an impressive 525 bhp at 7,700 rpm and much was done to dial in the car’s performance. Since completion, it was driven on track just once, at Brian Redman’s Targa Sixty Six event in 2018. In stunning condition and an excellent candidate for vintage racing, this is a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of one of Bud Moore’s legendary Mustangs.