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Offline 4DMuscle

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Boss 351 Production Colors
« on: October 30, 2007, 02:23:17 am »
A continuing effort to recover and post production color and interior trim data for the B1 drivers and enthusiasts.  If anyone has additional information available you are welcome to post it here.  The data below is based on the Marti Elite Reports, and accounts for 1605/1806 B1s (89%) Cheers, Tom.

Source: eBay
Light Pewter Metallic (code V) = 297/1806, 16.4%
 LPM w/ Black Vinyl, Std (code 1A) = 111/297
 LPM w/ Vermillion Mach 1 seats (5E) = 13/297
 LPM w/ White Mach 1 seats (5W) = 8/297

Courtesy: Arlo Price
Grabber Green Metallic (Z) = 77/1806, 4.3%
 GGM w/ Black Knit Decor seats (3A) = 9/77
 GGM w/ White Vinyl Std trim (1W) =  9/77

Courtesy: Stevieray
Dark Green Metallic (C) = 136/1806, 7.5%
 DGM w/ Green Vinyl seats (1R) = 26/136

Courtesy: Wilks
White (M) = 120/1806, 6.6%
 White w/ Black Mach 1 seats (5A) = 14/120

Courtesy: djbollin
Bright Red (3) = 186/1806, 10.3%
  BR (3) w/ Black Knit Decor (CA) = 32/186

Medium Yellow Gold (E) = 67/1806, 3.7%
  MYG (E) w/ Black Std (1A) = 17/67
  MYG (E) w/ Ginger Cloth & Vinyl Decor (2F) = 9/67 (from internet)

Source: internet & Dave (70B302Cat)
Bright Blue Metallic (6) = 246/1806, 13.6%
  BBM (6) w/ Blue Std (1B) = 29/246
  BBM (6) w/ Black Std (1A) = 75/246

Source: Steve (rvrtrash)
Raven Black (A) = 131/1806, 7.3%
  RB (A) w/ Vermilion Cloth & Vinyl Decor (BE) = 1/131*
    * Steve's BOSS is the only '71 Sportsroof with these trim codes (1/60,453)!

Source: 351bossman
Calypso Coral (-) = ?
  CC (-) w/ Vermilion Mach 1 seats (5E) = 1/1806

Source: bossss351
Grabber Yellow (D) = 344/1806, 19%
 GY (D) w/ Blk Std Vinyl (1A) = 184/344, 53.5%  

BOSS 351 Production Colors:
Raven Black, A: 131 {7.3%}
Light Pewter Metallic, V: 297 {16.4%}
White, M: 120 {6.6%}
Bright Red, 3: 186 {10.3%}
Bright Blue Metallic, 6: 246 {13.6%}
Dark Green Metallic, C: 136 {7.5%}
Medium Yellow Gold, E: 67 {3.7%}
Grabber Blue, J:
Grabber Lime, I:
Grabber Yellow, D: 344 {19%}  
Grabber Green Metallic, Z: 77 {4.3%}

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Calypso Coral, :


Two colors to go representing 11% of the remaining cars.  Keep the information coming guys, cheers.  Tom
« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 08:22:17 pm by 4DMuscle »
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 11:47:05 am »
Update to two colors.

Bright Red (3) = 186 = 10.3%
         BR (3) w/ Black Knit Decor (CA) = 32
Medium Yellow Gold (E) = 67 = 3.7%
         MYG (E) w/ Black Standard (1A) = 17
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 08:30:16 pm »
DJ - Thank you for the production color information.  Is that data from your stable?  Share some pix if you get the chance.  Cheers, and Merry Christmas.  Tom
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 09:17:36 pm »
Tom,

Yes, this is from the elite report on two of my cars. I don't have an elite report on my 135 car but it is Dark Green Metallic/Black Standard.

Interested in seeing the rest of the color stats when we can get enough data.

I will try to post some pictures soon.

Doug
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 12:59:42 pm »
the one i owned was LPM w/deluxe ginger cloth

i don't seem to see any numbers on that combo.

hmmm, i dont see a color i know of.  the boss brothers from marysville,ks had bright blue metalic and a light blue metalic b1's.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 07:43:57 pm »
The color/trim production data is available from Kevin Marti and his Elite Report.  You must order this report to get the specific color/trim production numbers.  Tom
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008, 10:38:02 pm »
I have an update to the production colors (source: internet)  There were 246 Bright Blue Metallic (6) Boss 351s produced, and 29 of those had the Blue Vinyl Standard interior (1B).  I will update the list up top, cheers.  Tom
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 06:52:49 pm »
I sent for the Elite Marti report on my black Boss (w deluxe red interior) a couple of weeks ago. I'll post the numbers here when I get it, if someone doesn't beat me to it.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008, 08:37:49 pm »
Steve - I appreciate the input.  What is the history on your BOSS?  I must say you have a nice color combination.  Post some pix of that baby when you get the chance.  Cheers, Tom   
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 05:33:19 pm »
You don't really want to see pictures. It's a project that's been sitting since 1979, but I'll give you the history I know. It was bought in '79 by one of two brothers with the engine half rebuilt. He was going to finish it but never got around to it. His brother bought a '68 California Special, lightly hit in the back, who was going to fix it, and never did. Sometime over the years, the tranny and hood disappeared, along with the dist., carb. and rev limiter. I bought both in 2003, suspended work on a '69 Fairlane convertible I was restoring and spent 2 years restoring the CS, since all the parts were there. I'm working on the Fairlane again while I track down Boss parts. I have the hood, ram air and a RUG-AV1 tranny now so will be starting on the Boss as soon as I get the Fairlane further along. It's a major rust project and I'm finding myself having to hand build a lot of the sheet metal, since convertible parts are different than hardtop. I just don't want 2 projects going at once again.

Steve

By the way, I gave $11,000 for both cars. I figure I can afford to be slow.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 07:10:56 pm »
Tom,

Hope you don't mind but I stickied this topic, it is useful enough I think it deserves to be at the top of this forum long term.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 08:24:04 pm »
Doug - thanks, I don't mind at all.  Hopefully this will stir some input.

Steve - any update on your Elite report for your Black & Vermillion B1? 
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2008, 09:06:00 pm »
Wow, how did I miss this for a whole month!  ???  Sorry. Anyway, nothing yet. I guess they're going to use the whole 6 months. I'll send them an email and get an update though.
PS, It isn't much but here's a pic. Like I said, the price was right.

Steve

I just heard back from them. They say it'll be 6 months and then said July or August (7 or 8 months). Good thing I'm not counting on it for something really important.
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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2008, 09:30:36 am »
I recall years ago Mustang Monthly had a pair of Boss 351, one of which was Calypso Coral. If I recall correctly this was the correct factory color for that particular Boss. I will attempt to locate the issue and send more info if I find it.

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Re: Boss 351 Production Colors
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2008, 07:54:26 pm »
I read from other sources three B1s exist in this color.  Although Calypso Coral was not a color offered in 1971, perhaps these B1s were an early production batch where the '70 production color was feasible.  I think one was in the Ohio area, and one in the SWUS (Arizona?) - no idea about the third.  Cheers, Tom.
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