Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
June 2, 2015
Photos By: Courtesy of Acme Diecast

Acme Diecast doesn’t play favorites. They create exquisitely detailed diecast replicas of street cars, race cars, hot rods, and more from several manufacturers like GM, Ford, and Chrysler. When they produce a Ford diecast though our ears tend to perk up, and when that diecast is a Mustang, well, our attention is at its highest. So when that Mustang diecast is of Parnelli Jones’ winning 1970 Trans-Am Boss 302, well, let’s just say the wife is having a hard time keeping up with all the drool we’re producing!

Just announced and available in the third quarter of 2015 (late summer, early fall), Acme’s Parnelli Jones Boss 302 has so much detail we could stare at it for hours and continually point out little tidbits of detail. From the basics like fully opening hood, doors, and trunk lid, to the unbelievable detail found in the engine itself. We can’t forget the full-race interior either, the undercarriage, and of course there’s the livery as well.

Parnelli Jones’ livery is an exact replica of how this 1970 Boss 302 was painted when it won the 1970 Trans-Am championship and the manufacturer’s title for Ford. That final race was held at the famed Riverside track in California and it was titled the Mission Bell 200. The race, on October 4th, 1970, would see Parnelli’s Boss 302 heavily damaged, but he persevered and pushed through traffic to take the front of the field and eventually the checkered flag.

Acme’s diecast is certainly worthy of display in any collection or as a proud stand-alone on your home or office desk. Whether you’re a general Mustang enthusiast, or have a passion for vintage racing, Boss 302s specifically, or Trans-Am history, this is the diecast to own. You can order now by item number A1801815 at (888) 209-2263, through Acme’s website at www.acmediecast.com, or through your favorite diecast dealer. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price will be $104.95.