All posts by Greg Wackett

Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club co-founder. Operates the Saleen Locating Service. Saleen historian and memorabilia collector.

SSC (89-0171) TO HIT BARRETT-JACKSON, SCOTTSDALE AUCTION

Lot #438.1
1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN SSC

Auction: Scottsdale 2017
Reserve: NO RESERVE
Status: Available
Price: Request Bidder Info
Lot: 239
Year: 1989
Make: FORD
Model: MUSTANG SALEEN SSC
*Includes Buyer Commission

Details
VIN: 1FABP41E2KF290656
Exterior Color: WHITE
Interior Color: GRAY
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 5.0-LITER
Transmission: 5-SPEED MANUAL

Description
Lot #239 – The current owners purchased this Saleen Mustang #171 in November 1990. The car features a 5.0-liter engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has been driven very minimally, and it has been covered and garage stored since that time. It is in very nearly as-new condition. 7,970 actual miles. Copy of original factory invoice to Kingman Ford in Kingman, AZ ship to Saleen Autosport in Anaheim, CA. Original owner was in Mesa, AZ. The vehicle has been in Arizona and New Mexico since new.

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ART OF GEARS: SALEEN MUSTANG THE AWESOME BRIDGE BETWEEN SHELBY’S

By: MARTIN FEIGEN on December 30, 2016
Original Article: ARTOFGEARS.COM

2005 Saleen S281 Scenic Roof Mustang
2005 Saleen S281 Scenic Roof Mustang

Back in the 80’s Carrol Shelby was working for Chrysler when Ford introduced the all-new Mustang. Steve Saleen stepped up and built his Saleen Mustang to fill the performance void.

1989 Saleen Mustang Specifications
1989 Saleen Mustang Specifications

When people talk about the most powerful Mustangs of all time, the Shelby versions come straight to mind. People forget that there was a time that Shelby licensed his name to Chrysler. They badged trucks and awful cars with the Shelby name in the 80’s.

When Ford reintroduced the Mustang in the 80’s, Steve Saleen started his company modifying and upgrading the new cars. Out of his Southern California shop helped bring back the muscle car from the ashes. The lightweight platform of the Mustang and its 5.0L engine was ripe for modification.

After seeing what Saleen was able to do, the executives at Ford made a trip to Corona California and a great partnership was formed. Some forget supercharging street cars was not very common at the time. Saleen started supercharging the 5.0L engines and laid the groundwork for what we see today. (Editor note: Saleen approached Ford Motor Company / Ford Motorsport for approval of the “Saleen Mustang” package before production began. The facility in Corona CA opened for the 2010 model year.)

As a southern California kid, I saw the growth of Saleen Mustang firsthand. He did not just build cars for dealerships, you could take yours to him and he would transform it to your specifications. He would take the 5.0L LX, not GT, Mustangs and turn them into beasts of the time. His road racing history helped him develop a road-friendly monster of the time. He developed his own supercharged 351 that powered his cars for years. (Editor note: Most of the serialized Saleen Mustangs from 1984-2009 were vehicles supplied through dealer inventory, pool vehicles or dropped ship units from the factory.)

1988 Saleen Mustang
1988 Saleen Mustang

It is easy to forget, the 80’s were not a great time for cars. We had come out of the fuel crisis age and there were land yachts and fuel savers. It was a hard time to be a car guy. The Saleen Mustang reminded us that cars could be fun. His cars were not sleepers, his name was in bright white letters on the windshield and graphics on the bottom of the doors. You knew it was a Saleen from a long way away.

Saleen kept on building Mustangs for Ford from the fox body era to through the early 2000’s. His impressive resume was written in three generations of the Mustang. He continues to build Mustangs long after his partnership with Ford ended.

Once Shelby returned to Ford, it was not long before Saleen was pushed out the door. He continued to build his cars, but they were not sold out of dealerships anymore. Without the factory support, Saleen Mustangs became a niche product. He expanded his aftermarket lines and even developed a supercar of his own, but has not found the popularity he had in the 90’s. (Editor note: Saleen vehicle production hit a zenith from 2005 through 2007 with over 1,500 units annually. Nearly a thousand units annually were produced in 2000 and 2001.)

The values of the Saleen Mustang’s have been slowly rising on the auction market. Hopefully, people will not forget what Steve Saleen did for the Mustang brand and street performance. I will always remember Saleen as the savior of the muscle car. In a time when nobody else would build it, he revived the market.

[Source: Art of Gears]

LOW MILEAGE HATCHBACK (89-0464) RETURNS TO eBay

Price: $45,000.00
VIN: 1FABP41E8KF159117
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 6,700
Body Type: Hatchback
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Gray
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 172456187391

89-0464 Saleen Mustang
89-0464 Saleen Mustang

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This 1989 Ford Saleen Mustang has just one owner. The car was visited while on the line during production. A true gem, hidden in a Californian garage for over 15 years. Has been recently serviced, even went to Mecum Auctions this past August in Monterrey, California.

89-0464 Saleen Mustang
89-0464 Saleen Mustang

Did I mention the low mileage on this original Ford Saleen Mustang. Coming in at 6,700 miles; all original may I state again.

* Ford Mustang Saleen #464
* One Owner
* 5 Speed Manual Transmission
* Under 7,000 Original Miles
* Original Red Paint
* Garage Kept since 1992, Services in June 2016
* Additional original Decals with Purchase
* California Car
* Car cover

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S281 SC WITH RARE SCENIC ROOF (08-0197) LANDS eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1ZVHT82H685158060
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2008
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Type: Coupe
Trim: Saleen supercharged
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6 3 valve
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 5 Speed
Exterior Color: Vapor
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 19,000
For Sale By: Oswalt’s Classic Mustangs
eBay #: 201750779040

08-0197 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof
08-0197 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof

2008 Saleen Supercharged 5 speed scenic glass top with 19,000 miles. Bright silver paint code ZY with black interior code 5W, built on 12/07. Clean Car Fax ,was a one owner with 12,890 miles on when I bought it. It came out of a guys collection and it is one GREAT Saleen. The color is what makes this Saleen, the Saleen number is #197 on a SN-197 body which only can be one of one for the year 2008 and has the glass top too. It drives out great has 465 HP and the 5 speed shifts perfect. Body is very clean and the same for the interior, the Saleen drivers floor mat still has the plastic wrap on it. I have shown it a few times and has always placed, it should and it is still like new. If you have any questions or need more pictures please let me know. I do not have a buy it now price, if I did it would be listed so please don’t ask. It is not fair to anyone that’s bidding for you to know what I will sell it for. I do have it for sale in my show room, so if you want to know ,come see it. 803.413.1595

08-0197 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof
08-0197 S281 Supercharged w/ Scenic Roof

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PAS OFFERS RARE FINAL YEAR S331 SC (08-0013T) ON eBay

Price: $36,995.00
VIN: 1FTPW12558KB29721
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2008
Make: Ford
Model: F-150
Sub Model: S281 Extreme Speedster
Body Type: Crew Cab Pickup
Trim: FX2 Crew Cab Pickup 4-Door
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.4 Saleen Supercharged
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Saleen black leather
Mileage: 30,145
For Sale By: Performance Autosport, Inc.
eBay #: 122257364735

2008 Ford Saleen S331 #13

08-0013T S331 Supercharged
08-0013T S331 Supercharged

This is a two owner Supercharged S331 Saleen Truck, Adult owner bought as a show vehicle.

This S331 has always been stored in the garage. Both owners were in dry rust free climates, one of only 15 super crews built.

08-0013T S331 Supercharged
08-0013T S331 Supercharged

Highlights of this 2008 S331 Supercrew:
* Supercharged 5.4 with 450HP
* Bright White clear coat
* Black/Gray S331 interior
* Blue Saleen stripes
* 100% original paint never damaged or repainted
* Optional 15 in brakes
* Optional 23in Chrome wheels
* Never modded or tuned
* New Floor mats
* New Ford wipers
* New Yokohama tires
* New Bluetooth and Sirius sound system
* Saleen tow package
* New Bed rug
* New High output headlight bulbs
* New front hubs
* New front brakes
* New emblems
* New spark plugs
* Clean CARFAX and Autocheck
* Shipping is the buyers responsibility
* NO TRADES
* WE DO NOT FINANCE
* Pictures are property of performance Autosport
* Please call Mark with any questions or to inspect the car 804-358-2505

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1st PRODUCTION S281 COBRA (96-0009) HITS eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FALP46V3TF168855
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1996
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen Speedster
Body Type: Convertible
Trim: Saleen Cobra Speedster
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 4.6L DOHC 24V ENGINE
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 5 Speed
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 41,034
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 142192243210

96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster
96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster

Here we have an auction for a truly one of a kind and quite rare Mustang. This is the documented FIRST SALEEN COBRA Mustang ever produced. This is a 1996 model, Saleen Number 96-09 and is the first ever Saleen produced with the Cobra engine. It was made specifically for a high member of the MCA (Mustang Club of America) who knew Steve Saleen and was able to get him to specifically build his “Wish”. The Saleen registry documents and verifies this to be the very first produced and from what we can tell is also one of the only ones (if not the only one) to come with the black and gold striping, gold rims and the COBRA Interior over the more common Saleen Recaro interior.

96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster
96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster

This car is absolutely all original, purchased by the first owner and bought by myself who chased the car for years knowing it was a piece of Mustang history. This is all original, no modifications, no crashes, nothing even repainted. We have kept this as original and stock as possible. The paint, top, engine, transmission are all original, The exhaust is all original, The only things we have changed have been the tires and battery. This is a factory Black car, Black Cobra Interior Black Top, Factory 4.6L DOHC Cobra Engine, 5 Speed Manual Trans. It is a factory “SPEEDSTER” model and comes with the matching (and all original Speedster top). We have enjoyed this and had it to many east coast shows, always taking a trophy wherever it goes, Most people think it is “just” a Cobra with Saleen badges but you can check the Registry to verify what this is. The top is still great with no rips or tears, Everything works (don’t believe we even replaced a power window motor in this one in all these years!) The Windshield banner “SALEEN” is even original but starting to peel (I don’t have to heart to change it being everything – and I mean everything has been kept original). All the decals have been preserved, cleaned with care so they never washed off. Even still have the original SALEEN Floor mats. Signed in the trunk by Steve Saleen as shown.

96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster
96-0009 S281 Cobra Speedster

Car is located in Central NJ for local inspection or pickup. Buyer responsible for transport, Payment due within 10 days of auction end $500 Deposit with paypal ideal. The Dash and Engine ID Plaques are of course still in place and have never been removed, as is the COBRA Specific “BUILT WITH PRIDE” Signed Decal on the Plenum. The SALEEN Cobra was on Mustang Monthly’s 25 Rarest Production Mustangs of all time – and this is car NUMBER 1!!! I of course recommend towing it but trust it to drive anywhere if that is the buyers choice, this one never let me down.

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VIDEO: S281 EXTREME (07-0064E) FEATURED ON ‘THE SMOKING TIRE’

From our friend TheSmokingTire.

Published on Nov 7, 2016
These Saleen S281 “Extreme” Mustangs were Saleen’s last real hurrah. They are the most powerful and rare variant of Saleen’s line of modified Mustangs. They claimed 600 horsepower from a supercharged 4.6L V8, although according to the owner of this clean example, it made nowhere near that when they got it. This one now makes 500 wheel horsepower with a soundtrack to match.

Check out the Saleen on Wheelwell!
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[Source: TheSmokingTire channel via YouTube]

VIDEO: TAIL OF THE DRAGON 2016

From our friend’s Mustang Lifestyle.

Published on Oct 29, 2016
In this video Scott and Brian head out to North Carolina and Tennessee to conquer the Tail of the Dragon. They meet up with some motorcycles and mustangs from The Saleen Club of America as they drive through the twists and turns of The Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and surrounding roads!

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RARE PERFORMANCE WHITE S197 EXTREME (06-0075E) HITS eBay

Price: $48,995.00
VIN: 1ZVFT82H765241663
Year: 2006
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S281 Extreme
Body Type: Coupe
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: Supercharged V8 550HP
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed
Exterior Color: Performance White
Interior Color: Charcoal
Mileage: 6,048
For Sale By: Gulf Coast Motorworks
eBay #: 112169829591

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2006 SALEEN S281 EXTREME
PERFORMANCE WHITE EXTERIOR
DARK CHARCOAL INTERIOR
1 OF ONLY 270 MADE!
ONLY 6,048 MILES

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SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE
* SALEEN BUILT SUPERCHARGED 4.6L 550 HP ENGINE
* SALEEN BUILT SIX SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
* 20″ CHROME 7 SPOKE SALEEN WHEELS
* DUAL TIP CENTER EXIT EXHAUST
* WATER TO AIR INTERCOOLER
* RACECRAFT SUSPENSION
* CARBON FIBER SPLITTER
* SALEEN BIG BRAKE KIT
* SALEEN SHIFT KNOB
* HID HEADLIGHTS
* SALEEN FLOOR MATS
* ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFT
* CARBON FIBER DIFFUSER
* COMPLETE SALEEN BODY KIT
* SALEEN LEATHER SPORT SEATS
* RACING QUARTER WINDOW PANELS
* SPECIAL SALEEN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
* MAXGRIP DIFFERENTIAL WITH 4.10-1 GEAR RATIO

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ORIGINAL MSRP $72,349.00

PRICED AT ONLY $48,995.00

CALL OUR SALES TEAM TODAY
239-405-7253 OR CALL OR TEXT ROB 239-841-1483

EMAIL rob@gcmworks.com OR sales@gcmworks.com

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LEGENDARY NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE SSC (89-0025) HITS eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FABP41E6KF250516
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: SSC SALEEN
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 18,660
Body Type: Hatchback
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Oxford White
Interior Color: Gray
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 162243210683

89-0025 SSC
89-0025 SSC

Two owner SSC. In my care since 2002. Purchased from original owner out of California. Original Purchase Order and Window Sticker from when purchased new. Under 19k miles.

89-0025 SSC
89-0025 SSC

Very unique numbered SSC with #25 (see pic). There is the first SSC #1 and #2 and then there is the #25 car for the 25th Anniversary of the Mustang. Car is all original paint except for a front valance re-spray and re-stripe. Car has a set of 17″ Stern wheels with brand new BFG Comp T/A tires with a value of $5k+. Original DP 16″ wheels are included. Very rare opportunity to buy a Unique SSC with great documentation.

Located in NJ.

89-0025 SSC
89-0025 SSC

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