Grabber Green might be one of the best colors Ford put on the Mustang in the early Seventies–and they couldn’t sell it. The Boss 302, a homologation special for Trans-Am racing, was a screamer of a car–the small-block V8 Ford developed was capable of winding up to 6,250RPM, quite high for the time, especially for an American V8. A four-speed manual, special suspension, and all sorts of racing goodies rounded out the package under the skin, with plenty of trim pieces to make the package tasteful. Unfortunately, they only sold it for two years.
In 1970, the Boss improved a bit–the new look of the ’70 model Mustang gave the Boss 302 a reskinned and more mature look. The stripes were unchanged, and the offer of a few new colors made sure people kept on buying them. When all was said and done, the changes did indeed pay dividends–after only selling a bit over 1500 units in 1969, Ford moved more than 7000 of these in 1970. Unfortunately for those of us who love bright green, not many left the factory in Grabber Green–only 352 were painted that way, and according to the placard, only 111 were equipped with the manual gearbox in that color. Therefore, this Hurst-equipped Green Monstah is a seriously rare machine. Enjoy the photos.