All posts by Betsy Beyer

Currently the longest running editor of Saleen Alley. The official publication of SOEC. Have owned five generations of Saleen Mustangs through 20 years of active SOEC participation.

S302 YELLOW LABEL HEADS HOME TO NEW OWNER

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

On her way to a new home in MA. Jay got his new Ruby Red S302 Yellow Label convertible through Ramsey Ford.

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SALEEN FACILITY UPDATED WITH NEW LIFTS

Saleen Automotive Debuts Newly Designed Automotive Shop

CORONA, CA — (Marketwired – Jun 26, 2017) – Saleen Automotive’s (OTCQB: SLNN) assembly shop has been totally redesigned and furnished with Dannmar Equipment lifts, compressors, electrical connections, and all necessary equipment to each station in the Saleen shop. This state-of-the-art upgrade will facilitate a quicker turnaround in building new Saleen vehicles.

Dannmar Equipment, located in Moorpark, California, was tapped by Steve Saleen to revamp the Saleen Automotive shop. “We have the best technicians who deserve the best equipment. When it was time to upgrade, Dannmar Equipment was the obvious choice,” said CEO Steve Saleen.

Dannmar was founded by Danette and Gary Henthorn and has been in business for 13 years. Mike O’Connell, director of operations stated, “Dannmar is proud to be part of Saleen Automotive’s continued growth and expansion. We are pleased to be an exclusive provider of automotive lifts and accessories for their ever-expanding production facilities! We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership for years to come! Many thanks to Steve and his team with making our participation effortless!”

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.
Saleen is an American specialty manufacturer of high-performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories, and apparel. Founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for automotive design and performance engineering in both street and racing applications. Saleen plans to utilize its existing strategic partnerships and dealer network to refine its design and engineering prowess, continue development of emerging automotive technologies, and expand its presence nationwide with a combination of automotive retail services, aftermarket parts, and new vehicle sales to build significant long-term value. Learn more at www.saleen.com.

About Dannmar Equipment
Based in Moorpark, California, Dannmar (www.dannmar.com) is a global leading supplier of four-post lifts, alignment lifts, two-post lifts, motorcycle lifts, and shop equipment for home/hobby and commercial use applications. Dannmar and MaxJax-related marks are registered trademarks of Dannmar Inc.

Contact Information:
Additional information at www.saleen.com
Media contact: pr@saleen.com
Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
714.400.2121

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TRIPLE THREAT HEADING TO GREENWOOD FORD LINCOLN IN KENTUCKY

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Triple threat of 2017 S302’s heading to Greenwood Ford Lincoln in Kentucky. Pick Your Poison!!!

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BERYLLIUM COPPER S302 BL (16-0009) READY FOR NEW OWNER

VIDEO: CARS & COFFEE CORONA

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Here it is in all its glory.

Video: Cars & Coffee Corona

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CALIFORNIA SPECIAL S302 YELLOW LABEL BUILD

Congratulations to Rigo Saldana on purchasing another new Saleen Mustang!
* Read about Rigo’s 16-0094 S302 Yellow Label coupe.

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

2017 S302 Yellow Label ready for its new home.

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AUTOGUIDE: FOX BODY MUSTANGS COULD BE THE NEXT COLLECTOR CRAZE

By: SAMI HAJ-ASSAAD on January 19, 2017
Original Article: AUTOGUIDE.COM

Fox Body Mustangs Could be the Next Collector Craze

Could the Ford Mustangs from your youth really be worth anything today?

1984 Mustang SVO
1984 Mustang SVO

During the recent Barrett-Jackson auctions in Arizona, a few third-generation Mustangs hit the auction block, and when they came through on the other side of the platform, they were significantly more valuable than you would have thought.

According to Hagerty representative Jonathon Klinger, “Low-mile Fox-bodied Mustangs sold well on Wednesday, with a 16-mile 1990 7 Up Limited Edition convertible selling for $82,500, an as-new 1989 Mustang 5.0 LX hatchback selling for $71,500, and a 7-mile 1985 SVO fetching $63,800.”

1987 Saleen Mustang
1987 Saleen Mustang

But are these models and sales numbers outliers? Could we really see Fox Body Mustangs crest the $100,000 mark anytime soon?

“A $100,000 Fox Body Mustang? Never say never, but it would have to be a truly pristine example of a rare edition—a Cobra R, or an early SSP like a 1982 California Highway Patrol—to hit $100,000” said Klinger. “Maybe the 7UP Edition given yesterday’s $82,500 result, but those seem to be a mixed bag and I think the novelty of a 16-mile time capsule really was the story there.”

In fact, Klinger explained that recent auctions saw that special edition Fox Body Mustangs get far more attention than more common models. “Trends for the special editions are up but the more typical Fox Body Mustangs are holding steady.”

He brings up the results from the Mecum auction in Kissimmee earlier this month. “A 7 UP Edition (just like that $82,500 one sold this week) with 830 miles went for just $25,300. Another with 14,000 miles sold for $16,000. A rare 1993 SVT Cobra R didn’t sell but hammered at $60,000. A 1993 “Special Service Package” (higher performance fox body made for law enforcement) went for $25,000. But higher volume Base, LX, and GT models were all inline with trends. Four sold for between $5,000 and $10,000, two others unsold with $11,000 hammer prices.” Now that’s more reasonable…

Basically, he’s saying that those recent results from Barrett-Jackson were a bit excessive. “But, the fact that a Fox Body Mustang in general generated that much bidding enthusiasm demonstrates these cars are becoming more collectible, especially to the eyes of the younger buyers who lusted after these cars in their youth.” He says that Hagerty expects the market for good condition Fox Body Mustangs to gain more interest, which should increase their value over time. “The key is to find a well persevered example that hasn’t been highly modified or suffered from years of neglect.”

1984 Mustang SVO
1984 Mustang SVO

Third generation Mustangs, which were available between 1979–1993 are called the Fox Body Mustangs because they used Ford’s Fox Platform, which was one of the company’s most used architectures. It was used in compact cars like the Ford Fairmont, and large luxury cars like the Lincoln Continental Mark VII.

The Mustang’s made during this time were popular for a number of reasons. They were made in a number of body styles, including a notchback, coupe and convertible or with t-tops. This generation of Mustang also first introduced the idea of a turbocharged four-cylinder model, called the SVO, which has been resurrected in a way with the modern EcoBoost Mustang.

[Source: AutoGuide.com]