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: Classicponycars.com.)
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.