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Club archivist. Sorts material from Greg Wackett and Saleen. Facilitates SOEC creative and media presence since 2005.

CLOSER LOOK: TRANSITION S302 BLACK LABEL SC (12-015)

Shipped to Riverside Ford on July 16th of 2012, S302 Black Label SC serial 12-015 had a number of identification variances not seen on other production Black Label Mustangs. A vehicle that was (and is) an emblem/identity transition car that shows both “SMS” and “Saleen” features.

Unique Features:
* Previous generation grill emblem used as fender emblems
* 2008-12 ASC/Saleen, MJA/Revstone era 14″ StopTech brake kit with silver “SALEEN” text
* No trunk panel mounted model identification emblem
* 2010-12 MJA/Revstone S-series gauge cluster
* 2010-12 MJA/Revstone S-series sill plates
* Saleen logo’ed Ford Racing supercharger
* Front bumper serial decal with SMS font
* SMS logo seating with SALEEN logo trunk mat
* SMS dash serial plate

Comparatively, 12-016 S302 Black Label SC shipped to Rich Ford on October 27th of 2012 featured a “SALEEN” logo’ed interior kit, S-logo wheel center caps, Saleen font serial bumper decal and 2005-10 era fender emblems, but used the SMS gauge cluster and sill plates.

From that data we have collected, it appears SMS Limited/Saleen Automotive produced 10 Mustangs* with Kona Blue exterior paint. Kona Blue was offered from model year 2010 and canceled during the 2012 production year.

PRODUCTION BREAKDOWN

2010
Kona Blue, 460 Black Label Supercharged coupe: 1

2011
Kona Blue, S302 Black Label 4-V convertible: 1
Kona Blue, S302 White Label coupe: 2

2012
Kona Blue, S302 Black Label Supercharged coupe: 1
Kona Blue, S302 Yellow Label coupe: 2
Kona Blue, S302 White Label coupe: 3

Saleen serial 12-015 appears to be the only S302 Black Label coupe painted Kona Blue.

*Editor Note: We believe MJA/Restone produced five Mustangs in Kona Blue from 2010-2011.


Stock Number:9191
Mileage:8,573
Exterior Color:Kona Blue Metallic
Interior Color:Black and Silver
VIN:1ZVBP8CFXC5239076
Engine:Gas V8 5.0L
Body Type:2dr Sports Coupe
Transmission:6-Speed Manual
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12-015 S302 Black Label Supercharged
12-015 S302 Black Label Supercharged

About this Vehicle

Only 8,573 Miles From New on this awesome and extremely limited production 2012 Ford Saleen Black Label Mustang GT. This pristine example is #12 of Only 15 built. Finished in rare and highly desired Kona Blue Metallic with Silver 302 graphics over an impeccable Black and Silver Leather Interior. This fantastic Mustang is believed to be one of just two S302 Black Label coupes produced in Kona Blue, and may be the lone factory supercharged Kona Blue coupe. Powered by a 5.0L V8 engine that has been the subject of Saleen’s engineering prowess – the Twin-Screw Supercharged powerplant now delivers an impressive 625 horsepower and 550lb-ft of pavement-shredding torque. 6-Speed Manual Trans. Saleen Signature Series S4 Suspension includes; Specific rate Front and Rear Springs, S4 Front Struts and Rear Shocks, S4 Front and Rear Sway Bars with High Durometer Pivot Bushings. 20″x9″ Saleen 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels. 14″ Front Cross-Drilled Brake Package, Factory Chrome Wheel Upgrade, Brightwork Trim PackageShaker 500 Stereo System, Saleen Illuminated Door Sills, Ambient Lighting, High Performance Dual Exhaust with High-Performance Mufflers, Leather and Alcantara Two-Tone Performance Front Seats, 6-Way Power Driver Seat with Memory. This Saleen is in ‘Showroom Fresh’ condition inside and out, and is ready to drive, show and enjoy for years to come.

12-015 S302 Black Label Supercharged
12-015 S302 Black Label Supercharged

This is not your every day Mustang. Any Saleen produced Mustang is a special high-performance machine but, this car is the Ultimate Saleen Mustang GT. One of only 15 crafted by the masters at Saleen, this example is beautifully finished in Kona blue Metallic. Mere words alone do not provide this jaw-dropper the justice it is due. A true ‘Must-See’ Mustang, this car is built to provide modern reliability and a streetable driving attitude – with 600+ horsepower to back up the attention that this intimidating Saleen Black Label Mustang commands. To put it simply, This Is An AWESOME Car! If you’re ready to stand out with the perfect mix of muscle car attitude and first class modern performance, featuring a no-nonsense combination of menacing looks and vicious street manners, this Saleen Mustang GT is your kind of car.

12-015 S302 Black Label Supercharged
12-015 S302 Black Label Supercharged

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CLOSER LOOK: WHITE AND BEIGE HATCHBACK (88-0421)

PHOTOS: JAY KAROLYI

For the 1988 model year Saleen Autosport kicked Mustang production into high gear. Coming off of the championship 1987 Escort Endurance season and moving vehicle production to an expanded facility in Anaheim California, Saleen was on top of the world for 1988.

Saleen Autosport advertised seven standard exterior color combinations and two interior colors for 1988, they were:

* Black / Silver Exterior Graphics
* Black / Gold Exterior Graphics
* Oxford White / Blue Exterior Graphics
* Oxford White / Silver Exterior Graphics
* Scarlet Red / Silver Exterior Graphics
* Scarlet Red / Gold Exterior Graphics
* Medium Charcoal Grey / Silver Exterior Graphics

* Charcoal Grey Interior
* Sand Beige Interior

Though, by request unlisted color combinations and non-standard exterior colors could be ordered with an optional fee.

88-0421 Saleen Mustang
88-0421 Saleen Mustang

Produced in Saleen Autosport’s new Anaheim facility during April 1988 and shipped to Bleakley Ford in May; 88-0421 was a standard Saleen Mustang conversion and contained the expected Ford and Saleen features.

For the 1988 model year Saleen produced 709 serialized Mustangs, 705 were street models with four competition prepared vehicles. The body style breakdown of those street models is, 543 hatchbacks, 137 convertibles and 25 coupes.

Of the 543 street prepared hatchbacks, it is known that 147 were painted Oxford White (paint code 9L). Of those, 18 featured Sand Beige interiors. Fourteen models were equipped with 5-speed manual transmissions, while 4 had the optional automatic.

For the model year 1988 it is known that Saleen Autosport produced a complete total of 106 Mustangs with Sand Beige interior.

From model year 1987 through 1989, Saleen Autosport produced a total of 209 Mustangs with Sand Beige interior. Of those, it is known that 36 were painted Oxford White (paint code 9L).

PRODUCTION BREAKDOWN

1987
Oxford White, Sand Beige, hatchback, manual transmission: 1

1988
Oxford White, Sand Beige, hatchback, manual transmission: 14
Oxford White, Sand Beige, hatchback, automatic transmission: 4
Oxford White, Sand Beige, convertible, manual transmission: 1
Oxford White, Sand Beige, coupe, manual transmission: 1

1989
Oxford White, Sand Beige, hatchback, manual transmission: 12
Oxford White, Sand Beige, convertible, manual transmission: 3

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S7 04-045 LANDS ON eBay

Price: $458,700.00
VIN: 1S9SB181X4S000045
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2004
Make: Saleen
Model: S7
Doors: 2
Engine: V8
Number of Cylinders: 8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 1,481
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Speedlab Silver
Interior Color: Tan
For Sale By: Marshall Goldman
eBay #: 391587631212

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05-045 S7

We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 2004 Saleen S7 in Speedlab Silver over beige full leather with only 1,481 miles. This S7 is loaded with: Six speed manual transmission, 575hp 7.0 Liter V8, polished forged aluminum wheels, Connoley leather trim, back up camera, air conditioning, Saleen/Brembo brakes and more.

05-045 S7
05-045 S7

Family owned and operated, Marshall Goldman Sales and Leasing has been pairing the best in luxury automobiles with discerning customers across the globe since 1978. Every car we offer is owned by us and is on site in our massive 40,000 square foot indoor showplace. Call us today and find out what legions of satisfied customers already know: Our staff’s professionalism and our unparalleled inventory offer a buying experience unlike any other. Buy the best, from the best!

05-045 S7
05-045 S7

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1st YEAR EXTREME (02-0041E) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $37,750.00
VIN: 1FAFP45XX2F136676
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2002
Make: Ford
Model: Saleen Mustang
Sub Model: S281 Extreme Speedster
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6L 281Cu. In. V8 GAS SOHC Supercharged
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed
Exterior Color: Torch Red
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 791
For Sale By: Show Your Auto
eBay #: 172377251509

2002 Saleen S281-Extreme Speedster, 1 of 20, Torch Red, 791 original miles!

02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster
02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster

Offered here is a 2002 Saleen Speedster S281-Extreme showing only 791 one owner miles on the odometer. As any Saleen aficionado well knows, very few Extreme Speedsters were produced. This one of only 20 fitted with a 425 horsepower Saleen built S281E Engine. Unlike the stock Ford motor featured in the S281-SC, the S281E engine was machined and up-fitted for severe race duty by Saleen.

02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster
02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster

The MSRP tipped the scales at $70,637.00 in 2002, or 30% more than the Corvette Z06 offered the same year. The dollars went to racecar engineering and fine tuning prep for a car that was more than track capable, the Extreme was track ready right off the showroom floor. This particular example is signed by Steve Saleen himself, on the glove box. The overall condition is a near to new a 15 year old car can be. The most notable blem can be found on the passenger side fender call out (see photo). The owner has a pair of NOS fender callouts that you can keep or install as you see fit. This beauty is everything a true collector is looking for, one owner, garage kept, fully documented, freshly serviced and ready to run!

02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster
02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster

SALEEN S281E ENGINE
Saleen S281E 4.6 Liter 2 valve rated at 425 horsepower
Saleen Series V screw-type intercooled supercharger
Saleen forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods
Saleen forged aluminum pistons
Aluminum heads equipped w/ Saleen camshafts and valve springs
90mm Mass-Air sensor
42 lb/hr sequential fuel injectors
Saleen “Power Flash” calibration w/ 6,500 RPM redline
Saleen special inlet tube and intake manifold
11″ aluminum flywheel w/full 11″ full asbestos clutch disc

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS
Saleen premium 13″ brake system
Saleen twin gauge pod which includes both a boost gauge and an intercooler temperature gauge
Saleen quick ratio 6-speed manual transmission
Saleen 8.8 inch Maxgrip differential
Saleen short throw shifter
Saleen water-to-air intercooler that’s complete with a heat exchanger
Saleen cold air induction system that’s complete with a performance air filter
Saleen high-flow performance fuel pump
Saleen custom balanced driveshaft
Saleen 2.5 inch stainless steel four way high flow exhaust system that’s complete with an x-pipe crossover

AIR MANAGEMENT DESIGN
Saleen urethane front & rear fascia and side skirts
Saleen lightweight composite hood and louvered side scoops
Saleen competition design S281E rear wing

RACECRAFT SUSPENSION
Saleen Racecraft progressive rate front and rear springs
Saleen Racecraft N2 (nitrogen) gas shocks and struts
Saleen Racecraft sway bars which measure 1.38 inches up front and .94 inches in the rear
Saleen rear axle lower control arms
Saleen 189 five spoke alloy front wheels
Saleen 1810 five spoke alloy rear wheels
265/35ZR18 front and 295/35ZR18 rear Pirelli PZero radials
High performance chassis tune and wheel alignment

STYLING AND INTERIOR
Saleen white faced 200 MPH speedometer
Saleen tachometer and gauge cluster
Saleen leather sport seating
Color-matched door panels
Saleen performance driving pedals
Saleen windshield graphic, badges and champ wreaths
Saleen graphics and accent stripes
Saleen serialized engine bay and console plaques
Saleen serialized bumper number
Saleen shift knob
Saleen floor mats

ADDITIONAL SALEEN EQUIPMENT
Saleen Speedster Package
Chrome Allow Wheels
One Year Team Saleen Membership

FORD FACTORY OPTIONS
Air conditioning
Mustang Power Group
Anti-lock braking system
Power windows / door locks / decklid
Remote keyless / Illuminated entry
Mach 460 AM/FM stereo w/ in-dash 6-disc CD changer
Leather Sport Seats

02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster
02-0041 S281 Extreme Speedster

Patrick Krook, Owner, Show Your Auto LLC
Call: (847) 838-3749
Email: pat@showyourauto.com

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2010 570 BLACK LABEL (10-101) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: $44,900.00
VIN: 2B3CJ5DT1AH171320
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2010
Make: Dodge
Model: Challenger
Sub Model: R/T SMS 570
Body Type: Coupe
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.7 Supercharged Hemi
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 5,547
For Sale By: Marino Performance Motors
eBay #: 112158584237

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Marino Performance Motors is thrilled to announce the arrival of this 1-Owner rare limited production 2010 Challenger SMS 570 Serial #101 finished in Brilliant Black Crystal and wrapped in Two-Tone Dark Charcoal and Grey interior with 5,547 pampered miles! The SMS 570 Package with additional options was $74,225!!

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The SMS (Steve Mark Saleen) 570 Challenger (“570” refers to the car’s 5.7-liter Hemi V-8) begins life as a stock R/T. The car is then dismantled and rebuilt with SMS components at the company’s 150,000 sq.-ft. complex in Corona, California. The most important of these is the SMS 296 Supercharger system, which uses a Lysholm twin-screw compressor along with SMS’s Six-Pack Intercooler System. The last features six finned tubes that Saleen says make the system about 60 percent more efficient than traditional intercoolers. Combined with a cold-air intake and a free-flowing SMS exhaust, the result is 500 bhp at 5700 RPM and 500 lb-ft. of torque at 3800 from 4.5 psi of boost!

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Handling is addressed via new shocks, springs, anti-roll bars and SMS 20-in. wheels wearing 275-width Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires. The stock R/T’s brakes are tossed in favor of an SMS package with 14.0-in. rotors at all four corners clamped by 6-piston calipers up front and a 4-piston setup at the rear. A short-throw linkage for the 6-speed manual rounds out the mechanical upgrades.

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A unique feature of the SMS 570 are the red butterflies on the power dome of the car’s hood, which open each time you press the throttle. Not only do they look cool, but Saleen says they give the car “direct air injection.” Other styling bits include new front and rear fascias, side skirts, a diffuser and rear wing. Also included on the SMS 570 Challenger (sold through select dealers) are SMS seats, gauges and door panels with hand-painted pinstriping.

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If you are looking for a numbered collectible completed by Steve Saleen your search ends here! Please feel free to reach us toll free at (877) 561-2121 or (561) 756-6029 and ask for Gil!

Equipment
* 14″ Front/Rear Drilled and Slotted Brake Package
* SMS Strut Tower Brace
* 3.92 Final Gear Ratio
* DiTec Paint Preservation System
* Red Brake Caliper Paint Upgrade

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CUSTOM PAINT EXTREME CONVERTIBLE (07-0050E) HITS THE OPEN MARKET

PHOTOS: 07TURBO

The S197 Saleen Extreme series represent some of the wildest Mustangs from Saleen Automotive’s extensive history. Leaving no mystery as to why this late-model Mustang continues in popularity 10-years after introduction.

Our feature vehicle, 07-0050E was ordered and delivered through Sill-Terhar Ford in Broomfield Colorado with a staggering suggested MSRP of $96,104.00. Model year 2007 introduced forged 5-spoke wheels as standard equipment for the Extreme series. Additional standard features were HID lighting, Rockford Fosgate® Punch trunk mounted amplifier and styling bar (for convertible models). Optional equipment where chrome finish wheels and Saleen custom Beryllium Orange paint.

By the numbers:
From 2005 through 2008, it is believed Saleen Inc produced 14 Beryllium Orange Mustangs. This exterior color was discontinued for the 2009 model year. Of the 14 produced, 8 were Extreme models. Of these 8, 3 were 2007 model year cars. Of these 3, two were coupes and one was a convertible. This convertible was produced by Saleen’s Troy Michigan facility.

Of the 269 known production records for 2005-2007 S281 Extreme models, 7 appear to have come from the Troy Michigan facility. This is why 07-0050E features body color under the hood. Custom paint cars from Michigan tend to have this trait, while Irvine custom paint cars tend to have flat black under their hoods.

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FOXTOBERFEST: OCT 15, 2016 – KANNAPOLIS, NC

Fox Mustang Restoration is pleased to host the 6th annual FOXTOBERFEST, The Only All-Fox Event!

*DATE: Saturday, October 15, 2016 (additional events on Friday & Sunday, see details below)
*TIME: 9am-3pm
*LOCATION: Intimidators Stadium, Kannapolis, NC
*CAR SHOW REGISTRATION: $20 at the gate, $15 pre-registration (ends 10/1)
*SPECTATOR COST: FREE, spectator parking also FREE
*EVENT T-SHIRT: $20 at the show, $15 pre-order (ends 10/1)
*FINAL FOX COUNT FOR 2015: 310

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Have you ever wanted to see over 350 Fox-Bodies in one place and meet people who love them as much as you?

Then FOXTOBERFEST, is the show for YOU! This ALL-FOX show is gearing up for its sixth year, so get your motor revving and join the fun! Our show is not your traditional car show, we welcome all Fox-Bodies regardless of their restoration stage. You will see beautiful low-mileage show cars right next to multi-colored projects and that’s the way we like it! The show is popular vote show where every attendee gets a ballot and decides which car goes in which category. We even have categories like “Most in Need of Upholstery” so that the generous donation from TMI goes to someone who needs it. The main car class categories win a coveted FOXTOBERFEST trophy! Also, everyone who votes will be entered into our raffle drawing where you can win tons of Fox parts. There will be food, music and fun, but most of all there will be a lot of Foxes and even more Fox Fans!

FRIDAY, OCT 14, 12:00 – 4:00 pm – Fox-Body Yard Sale

Come on over to the shop (105 Pine Forest Rd, Locust, NC 28097) on Friday, October 14 from 12-4 and take a gander at all of our used parts! They won’t be available at the show, so get ’em while they’re out! Then take a cruise with us over to Cabarrus Brewing Company (Concord, NC) and enjoy some tasty brews before the big day! The Cabarrus Brewing Company event is from 5:00pm – ? (CBC closes at 11). We will handing out free Foxtoberfest lanyards to anyone who attends so that you can find your fellow Fox friends! (Free lanyards are one per person and only for those that attend the event)

FRIDAY, OCT 14, 4:00 – 4:30 – Fox-Body Cruise to Brewery

Take a cruise with us over to Cabarrus Brewing Company (329 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC 28027) and enjoy some tasty brews before the big day! We’ll leave the shop in Locust at approximately 4pm and travel down 24/27 and then head west on 601 and turn right on McGill Avenue. It’s about 30 minutes from the shop to the brewery.

FRIDAY, OCT 14, 5:00 – ? – Foxtoberfest Kickoff Party

Join us at Cabarrus Brewing Company (329 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC 28027) for the Foxtoberfest Kickoff Party! They have tasty brews, a food truck and plenty of room for everyone. It’s a family friendly environment and pets are even welcome if you keep them on the patio. We will be handing out free Foxtoberfest lanyards to anyone who attends so that you can find your fellow Fox friends!(Free lanyards are one per person and only for those that attend the event)

SUNDAY, OCT 16, 9:00am – 2:00pm – Fix Your Fox

Do you need technical assistance with your Fox? Come to this unique event at our shop (105 Pine Forest Rd, Locust, NC 28097) and we can help you at NO CHARGE! We’ll have free coffee & donuts ’til they’re gone and you can just hang out until it’s your turn to talk to the expert! Need some advice about how to switch from one interior color to another? Curious how to remove your instrument cluster? A/C not working? Engine sound weird? Have driveability questions? Matt can help with any and all of your restoration quandries! This is a technical diagnostic forum and he may bring your car into the shop and hook it up to some equipment, but he won’t actually be repairing it. Also, even if your Fox is not with you he is still happy to answer your questions! Please be aware that he can’t help you with wheels & tires or performance type questions like which heads you need to give you the most horsepower with your cam, but if those parts are all ready on your car he can help you with driveability. Fox Mustang Restoration is pleased to host the 6th annual FOXTOBERFEST, The Only All-Fox Event!

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