Being offered for sale is a genuine G code 1970 Boss 302 completely restored as close as possible to replicate the #16 Parnelli Jones Trans Am car. The car is a nut and bolt restoration. Found after sitting for 10 years in a barn in Ramona, Ca it was presented to be an original 40K mile Boss 302. It was represented to have been owned by a Ford dealer from Wisconsin and had some drag racing history. From the time he saw the car, Les Werling, knew this was one he had to have. At the start a concour restoration was the plan. Well as you all know plans do change…as evidenced by what you see here. So the project to create something very very special began. From the body being acid dipped to consultations with Brian Ferrin, the current owner of #15, the Follmer sister car to Parnelli’s, every effort was made to get the car very close to the as raced condition of 1970.
This Boss 302 still sports it’s original engine block. The engine was meticulously rebuilt to replicate Trans Am specs by Smokey’s Machine Shop in Oceanside, Ca. Every effort was made to keep it authentic although some parts and pieces were brought up to date. The current brake system is Willwood discs front and rear. It would be an easy job to replace these with the original Lincoln fronts and drum rears. Les Werling , the builder of this pair of vehicles did as much as possible in the way of research to make this tribute as close as possible to the original. He had a Bud Moore spec air box fabricated to go atop the Holley 4 barrel sitting on top of an original Bud Moore mini plenum intake manifold.
The drive line consists of a steel scatter shield, Centerforce clutch, and rebuilt original top loader close ratio gearbox. The rear end is the original Ford 9” locker with 4.11 gearing according to Les.
To make the project complete Les had to find a Ford C Series tilt cab truck to use as a hauler such as the race teams used to get the cars to the tracks. And then he had to make it look just like the haulers used back in the day. After a long search he found one in Pennsylvania and had the 1986 C-800 shipped to the shop here in California. The truck is a retired fire truck with just 38K miles showing. The truck bed was recreated to Trans Am specs by 3W Truck & Equipment Company where the inclined bed, diamond plate and power winch was installed. This Ford truck had a very nice option…the 634CI Caterpillar diesel V8 engine. Rated at 210HP and 450-500lb ft of torque it was more than enough to get the job done.
Both the Boss 302 and the Ford truck are titled, currently registered and street drivable. The original intent of the current owner, Paul Westberg, was to sell them as a pair. We thought it would be nice to see them stay together but upon further consideration we are willing to split them up. This decision was based on all the feedback we have gotten prior to placing an ad that there are Ford truck lovers and Boss 302 lovers…and sometimes they are not part of the same hobby groups. So let us know which one you are interested in and let’s have a conversation.
Don’t miss a tremendous opportunity to own what could be the best Trans Am tribute on the planet. Asking price for both is $145,000. We feel the asking price on the truck should be $60,000. If you are a serious buyer please give us a call so we can discuss your plans. My name is Sandy Galbraith (714-330-3059) and I’m helping Paul Westberg manage the listing details. Paul Westberg is the sole owner and has the final say in all negotiations. Thanks for your interest.
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