Cozy Up with your Boss!

November 19th, 2020 Chris Phillip
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Back in 1971, Ford's Boss Mustang entered its third production year after setting a strong reputation in the muscle-car world (and professional SCCA Trans Am racing) for performance that gave Shelbys a run for their money. Indeed, 1969 and 1970 Boss ponys with their nimble small-block 302s and Hemi-killer 429s were the talk of the town, but what would the third model year bring?

The answer was the Boss 351, a 351 Cleveland four-barrel engine with a mechanical cam, solid lifters, 11.0:1 compression ratio, aluminum intake, and a four-bolt main bearing block, topped with an all-new 750-cfm Ford four-barrel carburetor. The Boss 351 engine produced 330 horsepower at 5400 RPM. (Source:

To further differentiate the '71 Boss from its sibling Mustangs that year, a functional Ram Air NASA hood came standard.

Finding a '71 Boss 351 Mustang in 2020 may be a challenge as they are quite rare —1,806 were produced.

So imagine our excitement when we found this Bright Red (yes that's the factory paint-color name!) '71 Boss 351 Mustang offered by RYNO Seller idealclasscars.

Red from the factory, low, low miles, a four-speed manual, 3.91 Traction-Lok rear and Magnum 500 rims wrapped in repro Firestone Wide Oval tires — what's not to love?

So bring your new Boss home and feel free to cozy up. We promise your HR department won't mind a bit.