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Discussion in '2012-2013 Boss 302 Mustang' started by systemplayer, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. systemplayer

    systemplayer New Member

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    Thoroughly enjoyed my 2017 Avalanche Grey GT350 but now want move back to a 5th generation Mustang again. The Shelby was almost too good, forgiving, and comfortable. Don't get me wrong, winding up that car, going through the Tremec, hearing that exhaust note was hard to beat. But I'm looking for something .......more engaging, kinda raw, a car where you need to be on point. So I figured the Boss would be the ticket.

    I'm close to closing a deal, and I'm not sure of the etiquette / format here but here's my deal and I want to know if I'm in the ballpark. I'm not selling anything or fishing. Just trying to buy a car.

    2013 Boss, 1 owner, 6500 miles, clean carfax, garage kept, good service record, completely stock, zero mods, straight car. Non-recaro's. Is this really minus the Torson diff? Getting mixed signals there. - Is this a 30K car? 35K car? I can't imagine it being under or over those numbers. Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. DAVESVT2000

    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Correct, no Recaros, no torsion diff.

    was the track key ever activated ?
     
  3. systemplayer

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    Thanks for the response. An additional "red key" is offered with the car. I'd imagine it's "activated", but can't confirm yet. I will try the key. I'd imagine the difference is noticeable.
     
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    Ablaze Member Established Member

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    I just sold my 18 GT for a 13 Boss not too long ago. Paid $31k for it with 13k miles. Has Recaros and the red key. Only mods were Ford Racing axle backs, short throw shifter, and rear seat delete. Perfect mods for me. Car sounds great, provides great feedback on the road and it's raw and fun right out of the box. Good luck.
     
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  6. HI RPM

    HI RPM Member Established Member

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    Mint 2013 Boss, non Recaro, 6500 mile, 1 owner??... Yeah, I would go as high as $30k for the perfect color/perfect car. That would be the upper limit for me. I would feel a lot better at $27k-$28k.

    Dave is correct, no Recaros no Torsen diff.

    On the other hand, there is a lot to be said for the added comfort and ease of ingress/egress of the base seats. Oddly enough, the base seat cars are actually a rarer find.
    Depending on your usage of the car, the base Trac-Lok rear diff may be a blessing as well. It is said to hold up better for drag racing, and can be rebuilt if/when clutching discs get worn.
    The Torsen diff has an advantage in the twistys, is a stout unit, but if it becomes damaged the whole diff needs to be replaced at a much higher cost.

    I am still on the hunt for some take out base Boss seats to swap INTO my Recaro car.

    Good luck with your purchase.

    By the way, what color(s) are you looking for?? Blaze Yellow, for example is a rare color on the 12's. A Grabber Blue '13 would be a cool find as well.
     
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  7. noco5.0

    noco5.0 Active Member Established Member

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    I bought my 2013 SBY Boss last August with 3k miles for 32k. My car does have Recaros and the Torsen rear diff. I would probably offer 28k and see what they said. Just saw a low mileage mint Laguna Seca go for 38k on Bring a Trailer as another point of reference.
     
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    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    That one, with only 1,500 miles, sold for $33,850. It had a non-activated TracKey. And Recaro seats as you noted. Also 1-owner. IMO, a 6,500 non-Recaro Boss should be around that $30K max number you mentioned. Unless the car the OP is looking at is exactly the color he wants. If it's everything on his list, paying a tad more would be worth it IMO.
     
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  9. DAVESVT2000

    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    And I think I read you can no longer get track key activated if hasn’t been installed already by a previous owner.
     

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