1970 Ford Mustang
1970 Boss 302 Mustang
The 1970 Mustang came in three body styles, the coupe, the SportsRoof (fastback), and the convertible.
For 1970 the Mustang returned to two headlights with a redesigned grill and front end. For the first time, there were no headlights mounted outside of the grill. In place of the outboard headlights were two horizontal non-functioning vents. The front side marker lights were now vertical and mounted higher, at the level of the headlights.
The Mustang horse emblem was moved back to the center of the grill. The rear fender side scoops behind the doors were no more. The rear panel was now flat instead of being concave, and the tail lights were recessed into the panel.
High-backed bucket seats were now standard, and the ignition lock was moved to the steering column.
The Mach 1 now had a hood stripe instead of a flat-black hood. Ribbed aluminum rocker panel trim was new for the 1970 Mach 1. The rear spoiler and rear window louvers were again optional.
The Boss Mustangs continued with little change. The Boss 429 was again rated at 375 horsepower and 450 ft-lbs of torque, and the Boss 302 engine was rated at 290 hp and 290 ft-lbs of torque.
1970 Shelby Cobra Mustang
1970 was the final year for the Shelby Cobras, though in reality they were 1969 Shelbys sold as 1970 models. They were the same as the 1969 models except they now had two black stripes on the hood, and had a front spoiler.
1970 Mustang Key Differences
1970 Mustangs are easy to identify as they have headlights set into the grill with black horizontal vents set into the outer edges of the front end. Additionally, they have no side fender scoops, and the rear panel is flat with the tail lights being recessed into it.
1969-70 Mustangs were the third version of the First Generation Mustangs (1965-1973). Although '69 and '70 Mustangs had the same body, the headlights, grills, and tail lights are unique and they are easy to distinguish.
How to Identify a 1970 Mustang
1970 Mustang Grill
1970 Mustang Grill and Emblem
1970 Mustang Headlight
1970 Boss Mustang Rear Panel
1970 Mustang Tail lights
1970 Mustang Dash
1970 Mustang C-Pillar
1970 Mustang Mach 1 Hood
1970 Mustang 351 Engine
1970 Mustang Mach 1 Emblem
1970 Mustang Mach 1 Rear Name-Plate
1970 Mustang Mach 1 Gas Cap
1970 Mustang Chin Spoiler
1970 Mustang Rear Spoiler
1970 Mustang Rear Window Louvers
1970 Boss Mustang Hood Stripe
1970 Boss Mustang Fender Stripe
1970 Boss Mustang Shaker Hood Scoop
1970 Mustang Magnum 500 Wheel
More 1970 Mustang Pictures
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