Rich Trost's 2012 Mustang Boss 302 and 2001 Mustang Bullitt

Our first Readers’ Rides feature is actually two cars – Rich Trost’s 2012 Mustang Boss 302 and 2001 Mustang Bullitt. Rich is the owner and administrator of and is currently on military assignment, meaning he hasn’t seen his pony cars since May of 2012. The Boss 302 is almost completely stock, save for Ford Racing’s TracKey, although he plans on adding an intake, exhaust system and new wheels. “I love everything that encompasses being in the Boss, from the sounds, the feelings, and the looks you get while driving it,” he tells us. “I also really enjoy the community of fellow BOSS owners.  As far as special/limited edition Mustangs go, the BOSS seems to attract the most down to earth group of people I’ve ever come across.”

Trost’s Bullitt, which he initially purchased used in 2004, is another story. Unlike his Boss, the car is heavily modified with a fully built motor and upgraded suspension. “My favorite thing about the Bullitt is how it never leaves me,” Trost says. “I blew the stock motor in March of 2008, and since then the car has been sold once on eBay and twice to close friends of mine.   But it always seems to end up back in my possession. It must be a sign.” He plans on starting phase two of the build soon, and hopes to reach 400 rwhp when everything is said and done.

Rich Trost’s 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Owned Since: 2011
Current mileage: 14,700
  • Ford Racing TracKey
Rich Trost’s 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt
Owned Since: 2004
Current mileage: 80,000
  • Teksid Bare Block, Big Bored
  • Trick Flow Twisted Wedge 38cc heads, P&P’d
  • SVT Manley Connecting Rods
  • Diamond Pistons, Custom for Big Bore 2V
  • Bullet Cams, custom ground
  • Stock Crank, balanced by KPE
  • ARP Main Studs
  • ARP Head Studs
  • Cometic Gaskets
  • Trick Flow Valve Covers
  • Edelbrock EFI Fuel Rails
  • FRPP 39lb Fuel Injectors
  • FRPP EV1 to EV6 Fuel Injector Adapters
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr 2V intake, ported
  • 6061 Intake Elbow
  • Accufab 75mm Throttle Body
  • JLT True CAI
  • FRPP Lightning 90mm MAF
  • Livernois Crankshaft Scraper
  • Melling Billet Oil Pump
  • Moroso Oil Pan
  • SPEC Stage 2+ Clutch
  • SPEC Billet Aluminum Flywheel
  • Clutch Quadrant
  • Firewall Adjuster
  • Adjustable Clutch Cable
  • FRPP Roller Pilot Bearing
  • FRPP Throwout Bearing
  • FRPP Aluminum Driveshaft
  • PA Racing K-Member
  • FRPP C Springs
  • Polyurethane Mustang Spring Isolators
  • UPR Upper Control Arms
  • UPR Lower Control Arms
  • Cobra Fuel Pumps & Tank
  • Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter
  • FRPP 4.30 gears
  • Custom powdercoated satin black 18″ Bullitt wheels, staggered
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