Published May 01, 2013
| Road & Track
The 2012-13 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is by many accounts the best variant ever built during the first 49 years of the original pony car. As good as the Boss might be, though, would you pay close to $200,000 for one? Gene Butman Ford of Ypsilanti, MI sure hopes someone will, because they’re currently asking $189,999 for the last Boss they have in stock.
This particular Boss 302 Laguna Seca is part of Butman’s pre-owned inventory and it has an interesting history that goes beyond the information in the description. The original owner of this pre-production 2013 Boss was Ford’s marketing department, where the car was initially used for product photography before going into the press fleet. The dealer’s listing highlights that the car was the subject of much of the magazine photography seen over the past year.
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However, in between photo shoots, this car was driven by the media and they’re typically not the most gentle operators, especially with track-oriented cars like the Boss. This Boss may only have 4,190 miles on the clock, but given its provenance, it has likely spent a disproportionate amount of its young life on race tracks and drag strips.
The Boss 302 in question almost certainly got a thorough refurbishment, including a new clutch and tires, before heading to the auction block a couple of months ago, so it may well be in better shape than a brand-new Mustang and it is still covered by the original 3-year/36,000 mile factory warranty.
On Monday, the car was also listed on eBay Motors and as of this writing, the bidding remains somewhere shy of the reserve price with a top bid of $60,099.