November 21, 1970 – Ford gets a new Boss

Ford introduced the Boss 351 Mustang on this day in 1970 for the 1971 model year at the Detroit Auto Show. The vehicles featured a 8-cylinder, 16-valve V8 pushing 330 HP. The engine had an aluminum intake manifold, solid lifters, dual-point distributor, a six-quart oil pan, and cast-aluminum valve covers and 4-barrel carb system, allowing the Mustang to scream from 0 – 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Only 1,806 Boss 351 Mustangs were built in 1971.

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