|Second tip, now that
you have all that knowledge, where do you look for a BOSS 302? Right here online at the
BOSS 302 Registry, on our messageboard, The BOSS 302
Exchange. You'll find plenty of fellow BOSS 302 owners buying and selling cars and
parts and exchanging BOSS 302 information.
Other online resources include eBaytm and
similar auction sites. There are other Mustang/Cougar websites which have areas for
posting cars and parts for sale. Check our LINKS page for more
online resources. Buyer beware. Look out for online scams. If you see a car for
sale at what seems to be a too-good-to-be-true price, it probably is a scam. The most
common scams refer to the owner being in a foreign country but the car is in the U.S.A.
and is readily available for pick-up. Or the seller is in a foreign country and wants a
Western Union payment.
Probably the #1 resource in print
publications is Hemming's Motor News. You can find just about any car or part you
can think of for sale there. Check your local bookstore or magazine rack. Along with Hemming's
you should be able to find other muscle car and Mustang/Ford/Mercury magazines with
classified ads. Speaking of classified ads, don't forget your local Trading Timestm
or car trader magazines and newspapers.
Tip number three. When looking for
a car, go where the cars go. Check out car shows, swap meets, and cruise nights. Look for
your local Mustang/Shelby/Cougar club and attend their meetings. Meet people. Talk to
owners and friends. Chances are pretty good they know of cars for sale, even their own car
if you ask!
Fourth tip. Know what you want
before you go shopping. It's one thing to say, "I want a BOSS 302." It's better
to say, "I want a yellow 1970 BOSS 302 with deluxe black interior, rear spoiler,
louvers, Magnum 500 wheels, shaker hood scoop and power steering. By knowing what you
want, you can save yourself a lot time by narrowing your search parameters and
disregarding all the cars and advertisements that don't meet your wants. No point in
wasting time to go look at a BOSS 302 if it's not the right color or doesn't have the
options you want.
Fifth tip. Get the "Marti
Report" before you look at a car. The Marti Report is an information package offered
by Marti Auto Works. It can tell you everything
about any Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury made in North America during 1967-1973.
Ok, so let's say you have located a
potential purchase car. What do you look for?