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1971 Trans Am prototype?
#1
Has anyone heard of this car before? A quick search pulled up nothing.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/car...96444.html

Mark
71 Mach 1 J code - Japanese export
72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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#2
Wow! What a fuzzy picture for what may be a very unique car. Sadly, that photo looks to be 20+ years old without focus.
Buyers be wary.

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#3
I love the minilight wheels!
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#4
That is something like the 71 drag car that one of the members has that was buried in a warehouse in California but never finished. Paul of Mo., who recently just passed away, did the engine for it but never shipped until they found the paperwork when they found the car and he shipped them the engine. It was the engine with 7 cylinders bored way over and the one they use to tech was stock and 6 cylinders that had been stroked and on top of that a hidden nitrous system. It was going to be a factory drag car in C stock and Ford pulled the pug. It never made a run was still new. He who cheats the most and doesn't get caught wins. lol.


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#5
From a moderator over on the Boss 302 page:

Gus is correct, both cars were 1972 BIW from Ford. Warren Tope got his Mustang completed first and raced it in Trans-Am series. Ed Hinchliff was racing in other series and did not race in Trans-Am again until 1977 with the new Mustang. He did run a Boss 302 engine at first, then went to the larger 358 engine as rules changed. He raced in Grabber Blue and White livery. His last Trans-Am in the Mustang was 1980. But both Mustangs did run the Road America Trans-Am and pitted together there! Bill Maier owned the Mustang then.
I crewed for Ed @ a number of SCCA national events in the 80's before he got his Roush bodied Fox based Trans-Am Mustang finished. The story of the "prototype" Mustang is NOT true! The only thing that IS true about the ad in Hemmings is that it was built from blueprints from Ford and help from ex-Kar Kraft engineers. Ford pulled out of racing at the end of 1970, so there was no factory support and Kar Kraft was closed. It was a complete running racecar when George purchased it from Ed. I knew this Mustang well and IMO it is a shame he painted it something it was not and lost the original livery!!!

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?top...#msg493300


BTW the Boss 302 site has sections for all Boss cars...

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#6
Well, you'd want to go see it in any caseSmile


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