All posts by Greg Wackett

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

CUSTOM S7 TWIN TURBO (05-061) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $389,000.00
VIN: 1S9SB18165S000061
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Salvage
Year: 2005
Make: Saleen
Model: S7
Doors: 2
Engine: V8 Twin Turbo
Number of Cylinders: 8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 3,528
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Bianco Fuji
Interior Color: Charcoal
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 201770717098

05-061 S7 Twin Turbo
05-061 S7 Twin Turbo

Up for sale is a 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (one of 20 made) finished in custom Bianco Fuji (Ferrari) pearl white. I purchased the car three years ago after it was damaged from an incident with a tow truck. The damage was 100% superficial (body damage only) with no mechanical damage whatsoever. Due to the body damage it was necessary to repaint the whole car which gave me the opportunity to do so in pearl white (making it arguably one the of nicest S7s in existence). My initial intention was to repair the body and paint the car. Nothing more. But as all good plans go this did not happen.

It was evident to my body shop that the car was not assembled well from the get go (when originally manufactured). The factory hand assembled car had a number of fit and finish issues completely unrelated to the accident. For example some of the wiring behind the dash was actually glued together with silicone globs! Inside the side gill vents the carbon surfaces had not been sanded nor painted properly (my body shop said it was very difficult to sand and paint inside the side gills so they simply weren’t done). None of the channels under the rubber moldings were sanded properly because no one could see them. All the details – major and minor – were rectified resulting in a finished product that is literally better than when it was new! Unfortunately all this came at a cost that initially was intended to be around $60k and ended up costing over $100k!

05-061 S7 Twin Turbo
05-061 S7 Twin Turbo

Today the car is unquestionably the most perfect example of a Saleen S7 in existence. I have photos of the car when it was damaged to prove that the damage was mainly superficial. Due to the nature of this unique and rare car the original owner demanded that the car be salvaged so he could recoup the complete cost of the car. In no way should it have been salvaged. Fortunately it has been returned to better than its former glory and hopefully it will grace someone’s collection with the pride it deserves.

With only 20 examples in existence a clean titled Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is arguably a $600k car today. Forgetting the title issue for a moment my car is the best example of a S7 in existence. It was repaired right and clearly shows that way. Inspections are welcome. I can even put you in touch with the two certified Saleen techs to ever touch the car for service. There is no better example. Unfortunately the title is marred and therefore the value has been reduced accordingly. The car is located in Costa Mesa, California and interested (and serious) buyers are welcome to see it. Title is in hand. No trades please. No tire kickers. No lowballers. This is not a fire sale. Feel free to email me with any questions.

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1989 HATCHBACK (89-0403) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $23,000.00
VIN: 1FABP41E6KF182802
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 20,000
Body Type: Hatchback
Exterior Color: Burgundy
Interior Color: Gray
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 122303663864

89-0403 Saleen Mustang
89-0403 Saleen Mustang

Your looking at an all original ’89 Saleen with 20k original miles. This car is in excellent condition and runs and drives like new. Clean CarFax. 100% stock and original with the exception of the mufflers and tires. I have the original mufflers that will come with the car. I have a 3 inch thick binder of docs for this car since day 1 when the car was delivered to the dealer. Serious buyers contact John 610-909-7873. There are no stories with this car,it is a stand up car. Will consider ’93 cobra trades. Thanks!

89-0403 Saleen Mustang
89-0403 Saleen Mustang

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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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