Ford revealed today the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, a one-of-a-kind vehicle that pays tribute to the School Bus Yellow Boss 302 that Parnelli Jones drove to victory in the 1970 Trans-Am Championship. The car was designed by Ford’s Melvin Betancourt and will be auctioned at the “Get Your Heart Racing” event held from 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Ford Motor Company.
The car is finished in the iconic yellow color at the AutoAlliance International (AAI) plant in Flat Rock, Mich., where all of Ford’s Mustangs are built.
Moreover, instead of using decals like they did in 1970, the car Betancourt painted all of the black Laguna Seca graphics on the car. These include hockey-stick” stripes along the sides, Parnelli Jones’ No. 15 on the doors and Jones’ name on the side rails. Furthermore, Parnelli Jones will sign the car at the event, in order to put more value on it.
“Everybody knows the School Bus Yellow Boss 302 that Parnelli Jones drove to victory in the 1970 Trans-Am Championship, so we decided to pay homage to that vehicle and do a modern version of the 1970 Mustang that he drove,” said Betancourt.