Parnelli Jones' Boss 302 Mustang race car at Fabulous Fords Forever 2011
While at the Fabulous Fords Forever show in Buena Park, California on April 11, 2011, I was witness to an incredible orchestra emanating from the exhibition area after the show ended and most everybody and their cars had left the grounds, so I rushed over to the grassy area and lo and behold, what did I see? The owners of this fabulous Boss Mustang had arrived from Canada and backed the race car out of the trailer. After a slumber of 9 months, the Mustang was started and unleashed into the parking lot and then returned to the trailer. What an experience!! Super nice owners, very willing to talk about the car - you are a tribute to the hobby. Thank you, gentlemen!
1969 Boss 302 Trans Am Dan Gurney Race Prototype
Beautifully restored 1969 Shelby Trans Am Mustang Boss 302 that belonged to Dan
Gurney. There were only three cars built for the 1969 season and this car
chassis 9F02R-112073 was the prototype, test car, and Ford media car.
The car was driven by Dan Gurney at Kent and he then practiced with it at
Sears Point. Peter Revson drove it at Laguna Seca finishing 4th overall for
the car's best result of the 1969 season.
The car was then used as a test car at Bud Moore's shop, raced by John
Gimbel of Dark Horse Racing, went back to Bud Moore, and was then sold to
Daher Racing from Guadalajara Mexico. Believe it or not, the car found its
way back to Bud Moore who then sold it to Danny Moore. Danny Moore used
this vehicle to win the SCCA National Championship. It was in 2003 that the
1969 Shelby Trans Am Mustang Boss 302 was restored by Phil
The Shelby Racing Team Boss 302 was restored to "a very high concours
standard with as many of the original parts retained as possible". Tony
Oddo of T.O.E Performance Products rebuilt the 8 cylinder engine to produce
527hp with 420 ft lbs of torque.
Last known asking price was $1,100,000.
Ford Mustang Boss 302 vs Chevrolet Camaro
One runway, two American muscle cars and a score to settle. Which is faster? The 6.2-litre Chevrolet Camaro SS or the all-new
5.0-litre Ford Mustang Boss
302? Vicky Parrott finds out and tells us exactly why the winning car has
such an advantage. Place your bets...
Laguna Seca Historic Races Part 1 of 2
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Day 3 of the Montery Weekend. This time we are at the Historic races.
Part 1 only includes Paddock cars and other things
1968 Lotus 56 at the 2011 Goodwood Festival Of Speed
The 1968 Lotus 56 Turbine Indy car, driven here by Parnelli Jones, as seen
at the 2011 Goodwood Festival Of Speed.
Lotus founder Colin Chapman is best remembered for having a lot of success
with unconventional and revolutionary racing cars. One of the most
outrageous Lotus designs was the Type 56, prepared for the 1968 Indy 500.
Although the novelties found on the 56 were not new, but the combination
proved to be a package very well worth the Lotus badge.
Designed by Maurice Philippe, the 56 was not equipped with a regular
internal combustion engine, but with a Pratt and Whitney industrial turbine
engine. Such an engine was used previously and proved very reliable. Due to
the nature of a turbine engine, no gearbox was needed. Using the proven
Ferguson four wheel drive system, the turbine engine's power was
transferred to all wheels.
Although the turbine was not quite as powerful as the turbo charged internal combustion engines used by
the competition, Chapman was confident that the four wheel drive system
would give Lotus the edge over the rest. The operation was partly funded by
Andy Granatelli's STP company and the wedge shaped cars were livered in
STP's striking orange colour scheme.
Lotus intended to enter their two Formula 1 drivers, Jim Clark and Graham
Hill and Granatelli himself would enter another two cars for American
drivers, including Parnelli Jones. Unfortunately Clark lost his life in a
Formula 2 accident earlier that year. His replacement, Mike Spence, was
struck by tragedy as well, losing his life after a high speed accident with
Lotus 56 in one of the Indy 500 test sessions.
Eventually Graham Hill, Joe Leonard and Art Polland entered the race with
the turbine Lotus. Again Lotus' bold move proved successful with Leonard on
pole, closely followed by Hill. Hill crashed out early in the race, and
Leonard and Pollard both retired with fuel pump problems. Leonard was in
the lead with just a few laps to go, when his turbine engine died.
A grief strucken Chapman had returned to Europe with Spence's body and left
the turbine Indy cars in Granatelli's hands. He campaigned the cars with
little success. At the end of the season the innovative cars were left
obsolete when the sport's governing body (USAC) banned both turbine engines
and four wheel drive.
Featured is Parnelli Jones' Type 56, which has benefited from a ground up
restoration in recent years. It is in full running order, but it is no
longer fitted with the original turbine engine. This unique racer is
pictured here at the 2004 Eyes on Design exhibition held at the Edsel and
Eleanor Ford House.
1969 BOSS 302 Mustang Classic American Muscle Car
Having fun on the street with an uber-rare American Musclecar. This is a
very rare 1969 Ford Mustang
BOSS 302 in Calypso Coral. The Boss Mustang was introduced to compete
with Camaro's Z/28. It
is powered by a high-winding solid-lifter 302 V8 paired with a top-loader
4-speed manual transmission. Street Machines Texas wants to extend a
special thanks to Texas Classic Cars of Dallas for cruising their classic
car (s) for us !
134159 / 2007 Ford Saleen Mustang Parnelli Jones 302
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As one of only 500 cars produced to honor legendary Indianapolis 500 winner
Parnelli Jones, this spotless 2007 Parnelli Jones 302 is perhaps Saleens
According to Steve Saleen, the Parnelli Jones 302 was designed to capture
the raw, aggressive attitude with which Parnelli raced; therefore, you
could order any color car you wanted so long as it was Grabber Orange.
Naturally, since this is an essentially new car, the paint looks simply
amazing and has barely even seen sunlight, much less rain or inclement
weather. Fit and finish is exceptional, thanks to the largely hand-built
nature of the custom Saleen add-ons. And despite performing everyday tasks
as flawlessly as a stock Mustang, the car has been completely
re-envisioned to incorporate many subtle tweaks which recall the glory days
of Trans Am racing.
Lift Parnelli Jones #87s custom shaker hood and you'll find a clean and
crisp new 302 cubic inch Saleen built SOHC three valve V8 which produces an
SAE certified 400 horsepower and 390 lb./ft.
of torque. Equipped with a high compression, high revving valve train, this
killer small block utilizes a lightweight aluminum flywheel, a forged
crank, forged rods, forged pistons, ported heads, variable valve timing and
a Saleen PowerFlash tune to provide thrilling acceleration all the way up
to its 7000 RPM redline. What that means for you is a rocket-like sprint to
triple digit speeds from an engine that never seems to feel like it's out
of breath. And, like the legendary Trans Am Fords it honors, this car
doesn't carry the imbalanced weight and mechanical stigma of having a big
engine shoehorned into a tight engine bay. The pristine small block fits
naturally between the cars glossy Grabber Orange fenders and presents a
factory fresh appearance with no grease or renegade fluids anywhere to be
In keeping with both Steve Saleen and Parnelli Jones race ancestry, this
limited edition Mustang was
designed utilizing Saleens own precision suspension. Behind small block
engine, a rugged Tremec 5-speed manual transmission drives a tall 3.73 rear
end, which makes for some spectacular wheel spin in first and second gear,
and astounding acceleration when you get the launch just right. Years ago,
Saleens were criticized for their harsh ride, but those days are long gone.
Taking advantage of the new Mustang's more rigid Macpherson front
and 3 link rear chassis, Saleen engineers carefully chose springs, shocks,
and sway bars that improve responsiveness without sacrificing ride quality.
Exhaust is expelled through a
traditional Saleen stainless steel system that provides their legacy low
resonating sound. And braking is handled by "Saleen" branded four piston
front calipers which clamp large slotted rotors and OEM Ford rear calipers
which squeeze original factory rotors. At the corners, 19 inch Mini-lite
style racing wheels feature cool Saleen/Parnelli Jones center caps and wear
red labeled 275/35 front and 275/40 rear Pirelli P-Zero performance
Inside, Saleen makes the Ford interior its own with leather upholstery and
plenty of signage. The brand new leather seats have been fitted with bright
Grabber Orange inserts, orange stitching and centered Parnelli Jones
emblems, and the ornate Mustang dash houses a Saleen vintage
instrumentation panel which displays "Saleen Parnelli Jones Edition"
scripts among white letters on black backgrounds. At the center of the
dash, an integrated twin gauge pod which displays oil pressure and
temperature sits above both Steve Saleen and Parnelli Jones autographs. In
front of the driver, a traditional Mustang steering wheel has been
fitted with a "Saleen Parnelli Jones Edition" emblem, and in front of the
passenger, a Bud Moore autograph sits above the cars serialized Limited
Edition dash plaque. Between the seats, a traditional Ford console holds a
Saleen Quick Shifter that's complete with a custom satin finished Parnelli
Jones shift knob. And above the seats, a tight headliner is stretched above
visors which are still sealed in their factory plastic.
This Parnelli Jones 302 is the ultimate Saleen when it comes to total
driving experience, and with only 40 miles of drive time, it's an
essentially brand new piece of Mustang and Saleen history. Call,
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Mustang BOSS 302 Insane Exhaust (LOUD)
A Very Loud Throaty and possibly fake Mustang BOSS 302
Quad Tip Exhaust.. my Mustang buddies are saying its a V6
with boss 302 decals..
Let me know what u guys think :) I think its the real deal
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