It Always Had to be a 1970 Boss 302
Bill Kidman’s high school car is the same 1970 Boss he still has
Bill Kidman of Torrance, CA has owned his 1970 Boss 302 since it was just four years old, or since his senior year in high school. Bill must have been a popular kid!
After seeing a race at Riverside Raceway where Parnelli Jones piloted a Grabber Orange Boss 302, Bill knew that was the car for him. Having purchased it when he was a young kid, he did make some hot rod modifications to it. Nothing major, though. He enjoyed the car for several thousand miles until a piston failure landed it in the garage for about thirty years.
Life, kids and marriage took priority over the eventual restoration of the Boss until 2008, when Bill finally found the time to bring it back to its current condition. Moving away from wanting a hot rodded Boss, Bill retuned it back to stock condition as it is today.
Watch the video to hear his story and see his Boss in action, cruising the mean streets of Southern California.