1970 Mustang Boss 302
|Model Type||Vehicle - Passenger Car|
|Manufacturer's Reference Number||85-4943|
What we have here is an old friend, which has it’s origins in the Boss 429 originally released by Monogram in the early 80s. It was one of Monograms first serious muscle car kits. And it has held up well over time, as one of the best kits ever designed in my opinion.
The body looks accurately proportioned. The rear panel where the taillights mount is a separate part. Speaking of taillights, they’re molded along with the headlights and glass on the clear tree. The taillight bezels are molded with the rear bumper as a single unit. Door mirrors are separate parts and have separate chrome faces. The front air dam is provided, as is the rear pedestal spoiler and SportSlat rear window louver.
This interior is very good. While it was made in the old-school tub style, it has decent engraving on the door panels, with separate armrests, two piece bucket seats, and a nice “T” handle shifter.
The Boss 302 engine is well represented here, and it has terrific detail. The stock exhaust manifold has a riser which connects to the stock air cleaner. An added option is the “Cross Boss” intake. While it’s certainly a rare and unusual item for the real cars, I wish Revell would ditch it and tool up a good shaker for this car!
The radiator has a separate tank with horns molded to it, as well as an oil cooler which mounts in front. The battery is a separate piece, as is the shock tower brace.
The underside of this car has very good detail. No-name tires mount to Magnum 500 wheels. The exhaust system is separate, as is the rear axle/springs/driveshaft unit.
On the decal sheet are stock Boss 302 stripes in both black and white, a blackout for the area between the taillights, wood grain areas for the interior, dashboard gauges, fender reflectors, two sets of license plates, several underhood decals, sponsor decals and race roundels with the number 15.