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Two Near-New Bad-Ass Boss 302s Are For Sale in Canada, eh!

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On: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Two Near-New Bad-Ass Boss 302s Are For Sale in Canada, eh!

Living, as I do, in Southeast Michigan, I am constantly subjected to Canadian radio stations, with their better playlists, fewer commercials, and just general all-around better listening experiences. Granted, Detroit was/is the home of Motown, but that’s not really my thing. No, when it comes to classic and modern rock—plus pretty much anything else that makes your ears bleed in a good way—you’ve got to set your radio to something Canuck.

So I’m not quite sure why I was so surprised to find two of the most important and sought-after new(ish) Heavy Metal Mustangs for sale in Toronto this weekend, at Collector Car Productions April 5-6 sale in Toronto. Not only do they have a “Mint 1-of-1 Prototype Pre-Production” 2012 Boss 302 for sale, there's a reverse-color 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca, too.

[Granted, that doesn’t leave you much time to get your papers in order, but it’s not like anybody’s going to care if you’re border-hopping OUT of the U.S., right?...]

[Italicized model info set within quotations is taken directly from the auction company’s own information, printed, online or otherwise. Cars are listed in the order of their predicted sale date at CCP's "Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction 2014".]

Lot SP136 “2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302” [selling Sat., April 5]

“Mint 1 of 1 Prototype Pre Production 2012 Boss 302 Mustang. Car number PP0003 1 of 12 built (pilot production). This vehicle is well documented by Ford of Canada and Ford Racing. This is a perfect collector's find when one is looking for unique and rare in a vehicle.This 2012 Boss 302 is the only pre production vehicle built for Canada.It was built on Oct 26, 2010, 5 months prior to regular production run. It was sent to Ford of Canada to make its debut at the Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton 2011 Canadian International Car shows. At the Pilot Production stage the vehicles are not built at mass production speed. They are built with time, precision, prototype parts and components. That's what makes them rare. Perfect example, the picture of the exhaust system shows its hand welded. The vehicle has been stored in a temperature controlled environment. 5.0 V8 Roadrunner 444 hp, 6 speed manual transmission. Options include: Recaro seats, factory floor mats, factory car cover (still in original box), 2 regular white keys (only one provided by Ford), red key (track key), and track key activiation [sic]kit (not activated).”

I have been assured that this car can be brought “back” into the U.S., despite it being the Holy Grail of Modern Canadian Mustangs. Hell, it’s a Holy Grail of Mustangs, period, seeing as how rarely Ford lets their pre-prods into the wild. But this thing has more paperwork than even an anal-retentive document-hound (like myself) could ask for. Not only are the normal window sticker and the like there, but we’re talking personalized certification/authentication paperwork—and a hand-written and signed personalized photo—from the President and CEO of Ford Motor Co. of Canada and what looks like a member of the Ford family!

In a market where rarity—properly-documented rarity, that is—is everything, the 2012 Boss 302 just isn’t very rare. It’s even pretty easy to find one that was immediately pickled post-production, with “delivery miles” only and plastic wrap still wound all around. You might even find one of the other 11 prototype Boss 302s somewhere, but unless it’s “PP0001” or even “2”, you’re talking about a car that’s a tenth as rare, and therefore less valuable.

I’m not sure why this Canadian treasure is being auctioned off at all, as this “Cris & Frank Marinella” sure seem to have invested a lot of time and effort in gathering all this paperwork (let alone getting into the “queue” for this 1-of-1 ‘Stang in the first place). But maybe they had their fun. The listing is devoid of any mention of how many miles—I mean Canucketers—this car has travelled. Regardless, something tells me that this Boss will command much more than its $50,549 MSRP, even when you convert that into real American money, which is worth like ten times as much, right? [I’ve never been, but what I hear over the radio makes it sound like a magical land where everything—even healthcare—is free for the asking, so how valuable could their money be?…]

Lot SP59 “2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition” [selling Sun., April 6]

“2012 FORD MUSTANG “BOSS 302” *LAGUNA-SECA EDITION FASTBACK. BLACK/BLACK. 12,200 ORIGINAL KILOMETERS ! SIX-SPEED TREMEC TRANSMISSION. 444-HORSEPOWER HI-PO 302 4V Ti-VCT HAND-BUILT V/8 ENGINE FEATURING A “RUNNER IN THE BOX” INTAKE MANIFOLD AND FORGED PISTONS, SODIUM VALVES, VALVE SPRINGS, NEW RODS, OIL COOLER, AND HIGH-LIFT CAMS CAPABLE OF 7,500 rpm!! 1-OF-765* BUILT FOR ENTIRE WORLD WIDE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION RUN !! 1-OF-530 BUILT THESE SPECIFICATIONS! RECARO SPORT SEATS, PREMIUM-SOUND STREREO, COMPACT-DISC. THE *LAGUNA SECA EDITION PACKAGE INCLUDES: UNIQUE SUSPENSION TUNING WITH FULLY ADJUSTABLE SHOCK ABSORBERS, SPECIAL “QUAD” EXHAUST SURROUNDS YOU IN THAT UNMISTAKABLE GROWL! ALL “BOSS 302” BRAKE SYSTEM’S ARE ENGINEERED TO IMPROVE STOPPIN [sic] ON BOTH ROAD AND TRACK WITH “BREMBO” BRAKING SYSTEM. LAGUNA SECA SPECIFIC FRONT AIR-SPLITTER GIVES THE BOSS 302 A MORE AGGRESSIVE LOOK, WHILE GENERATING ADDITIONAL DOWN-FORCE FOR SUPERIOR ROAD HOLDING. LAGUNA-SECA SPECIFIC REAR SEAT DELETE WITH TORSIONAL STABILIZER BRACE BUILT UP FOR HANDLING PROWESS AND INCREASED TORSIONAL RIGIDITY. LAGUNA-SECA SPECIFIC BADGING. LAGUNA-SECA SPECIFIC THREE-GUAGE PACKAGE, POSITIONED ON TOP OF THE INSTRUMENT PANELS MONITORS ENGINE TEMPERATURE, OIL PRESSURE AND OTHER PERFORMANCE STATISTICS. NINETEEN-INCH LAGUNA-SECA SPECIFIC WHEELS, LAGUNA-SECA SPECIFIC PACKAGE ADDS ELEMENTS LIKE RACE-COMPUND TIRES AND REAR SPOILER. SPECIAL LAGUNA-SECA SPECIFIC GRAPHICS AND AGGRESSIVE COLOR-SCHEME. SPECIAL LAGUNA-SECA MATS AND CUSTOM FITTED CAR COVER. EXTREMELY RARE, AND VERY DESIRABLE. A MODERN-DAY SPORT/RACE AND MUSCLE CAR THAT CAN BE DRIVEN DAILY. INCREDIBLE CONDITION. WARRANTY. EVEN A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL WINDOW-STICKER! AS A MANUFACTURER OPTION THE TRACK KEY ENHANCES THE VEHICLE TO RACE SPECIFICATIONS, ALLOWING ULTIMATE CUSTOMIZATION. THE TRACMODE POWERTRAIN CONTROL SOFTWARE GIVES THIS BOSS 302 FULL RACING CALIBRATION AND TWO-STAGE LAUNCH CONTROL WITHOUT NEGATIVE WARRANTY IMPLICATIONS. USING THE RED TRACK KEY MORE THAN 200 ENGINE PARAMETERS SUCH AS SPARK MAPS AND ENGINE BRAKING CAN BE ADJUSTED. THIS TRACK KEY HAS BEEN CODED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY TO THIS 2012 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 LAGUNA SECA.
THESE FIRST-YEAR* LAGUNA-SECA EDITION CARS WERE “SOLD OUT” VIRTUALLY ON DAY OF ANNOUNCEMENT BY SHREWED MUSTANG ENTHUSIASTS AND COLLECTORS WORLD WIDE. VERY EXCITING, AND VERY COLLECTABLE.*FULLY CERTIFIED AND EMISSION-TESTED.”

WHY IS EVERYBODY YELLING?! Laguna Seca is my “home” track, and, yeah, it’s pretty damn great. The Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition is, too, though I have yet to match one to the other. Still, it’s not my job to retype your auction listings, people. Put down the Red Bulls and pay attention to the “Caps Lock” light on your keyboard; cars like this sell themselves without all the letterized shouting.

Though far more rare than the “regular” Boss 302, it’s far less so than its sister car, which, I assume, will have sold for a queenly sum the day before this menacing black beast hits the auction block (or whatever they call it in metric or Martian or whatever they use up there).

[Speaking of which, is “12112.9 km” a lot? I’m KIDDING, Canada. Go back to watching your terrible hockey teams get embarrassed by ours. Lord knows none of US are watching…]

So, yes, this car has been “enjoyed” a bit, but it still looks pretty pristine. Problem is, as this is just a regular-production—admittedly that means just 1-of-530 in this color scheme—Laguna Seca Edition, and if eBay Motors is to be believed, it’s unlikely that even Canadians will pay this car’s $48,575 MSRP now, regardless of currency. Still, it’s a hell of a car, and it—and its unique sister—is the best reason to go “up north” I think I’ve ever heard.

[And yes, I know it’s more “east” for me than “north.” I was just catering to all the “hosers” out there…]


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