Grabber Blue Boss 302… Not So Much
Many enthusiasts are in love with the new Boss 302 Ford will be producing. I feel the group that engineered, developed, and tested this car did a fantastic job all around. They worked hard so that the vehicle wouldn’t just be a name on a normal everyday Mustang. The results of what they came up with are extremely nice and I am sure they had to fight Ford for all of the performance gains they achieved, especially for the price point they are starting at (if Dealerships will leave that alone… which I doubt). Out of all the great things Ford did I feel one very obvious thing was over looked, color choices.
Ford is not offering a Grabber Blue color for 2011 or 2012. If you take a look back at 1969 there was no Grabber Blue color option, it didn’t get added until 1970. Some might be thinking Ford is wanting to repeat such a thing by holding off on the Grabber Blue color option for the Boss 302 until next year. That would be something to consider if 2012 was going to bring a Grabber Blue color option for the Boss 302, but its not. Why did Ford drop the ball on a combination that would be truly amazing? No one seems to fully know why Ford did something so odd, or why they are limiting the Boss 302 to only a few colors. I have wondered if they had a color panel determine what would work best without ever considering the heritage or the throwback a Grabber Blue Boss 302 would have. Regardless of what we think Ford doesn’t deem it a good idea to create an amazing combination of Boss 302 and Grabber Blue… so we must wait. It seems 2013 might carry this color combination, but I feel by then it will have lost some of its hype. As always automakers just cant get everything right all the time.
Some may view this as Ford punishing early Boss 302 owners by not allowing them to purchase the vehicle how it was meant to be. I feel some of the Boss’s essence has been lost in the channels of the Ford Motor Company. How can something so important and so iconic miss the mark and not be seen as foolish when it comes to color choices? I feel a measurable amount of excitement about the upcoming Boss’s return has been lost in translation from the drawing board to driving it off the lot. Ford is usually so good at recognizing what a true enthusiast wants and they did such a great job in the design of this vehicle. Its sad to see something so great cut down so much by such a simple and painfully obvious mistake. One thing is for sure, we will be able to pick out the many fake Boss 302′s driving around as I am sure many owners will choose to make their own version of the Boss with a nice Grabber Blue paint job to top it off. If thats not enough you could always try to purchase the one special edition Boss 302 that was built for Barret Jackson in Grabber Blue… that is if you have 450k laying around.