It wouldn’t be a fair comparison if your author didn’t disclose that the 1969 Mustang Mach 1 and the 1970 Mustang BOSS 302 are two of my favorite classic Mustang models – right up there with the 1965 Shelby GT350 and the 1969 BOSS 429, naturally. Which, I would love to talk about on their own, but I’ll save that for a future segment. If you’re a frequent reader of our content, you’ll know that your author owns (and of course loves) a late model Mustang, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the classics as well. These cars have always sparkedmy interest for their unique lines, and pure, unadulterated performance. In a modern world of analog performance, these cars channel the digital times, and it’s something I’m learning to really cherish, quite frankly.

To piggyback off of that, one characteristic that really draws me to these cars, specifically the Mach 1 and the BOSS 302 in this case, is the history behind them. The way a naturally aspirated pushrod V8 engine performs is truly an organic experience. Furthermore, what really draws me in is the time and effort that went into these cars; not only from a manufacturing perspective, but as an overall design. It really makes me appreciate these machines even more, and it’s why I decided to do a quick piece on how I really like these Mustang models. So, without further ado and continued blabbering, here’s a quick note on each of them.