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1989 HATCHBACK (89-0464) TO HIT MECUM AUCTION

Lot T97 // Monterey 2016 // Aug 18-20

1989 Ford Mustang Saleen
One Owner, Original Paint

89-0464 Saleen Mustang
89-0464 Saleen Mustang

Color: Red
Interior: Grey

HIGHLIGHTS
– One owner
– Believed to be 6,778 original miles
– Original Red paint
– Garage kept since 1989
– Additional original decals with 1989 purchase
– New air conditioning
– California car

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[Source: Mecum Auctions]

SSC (89-0178) TO HIT BARRETT-JACKSON, NORTHEAST AUCTION

Low mileage Saleen SSC heads to the Barrett Jackson auction in Uncasville, Connecticut – June 23 – 25, 2016.

Excerpt from Gas Monkey Garage…

12 Gas Monkey Garage Cars at Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction

This weekend is going to be HUGE for Gas Monkey Garage. We are taking 12 cars and the Fast N’ Loud camera crew to the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun. And these aren’t just any Gas Monkey rides we’re taking with us. This is the first Barrett-Jackson auction in the Northeast, so we’re taking some big hitters!

Lot #438.1
1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN SSC

Auction: Northeast 2016
Reserve: NO RESERVE
Status: Available
Price: Request Bidder Info
Lot: 438.1
Year: 1989
Make: FORD
Model: MUSTANG SALEEN SSC
*Includes Buyer Commission

Details
VIN: 1FABP41E4KF304203
Exterior Color: WHITE
Interior Color: WHITE/GREY
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 5.0L
Transmission: 5-SPEED MANUAL

Description
Lot #438.1 – This 1989 Saleen Mustang time capsule is #178 with only 661 actual miles (mileage not indicated on the title). It’s offered by Gas Monkey Garage. Ford didn’t do a 25th Anniversary Mustang, but Steve Saleen did, introducing his SSC on April 17, 1989. Based in California, Saleen was a veteran SCCA Trans-Am and Formula Atlantic racer. Saleen owned several Shelby Mustangs and decided to follow in Shelby’s footsteps and make stock Mustangs into personal high-performance cars. The result was a limited-edition run of specially modified 5.0-liter V8 Mustangs that are instantly recognizable by special paint, graphics and interior combinations that any high-performance automotive enthusiast will appreciate. Engine, suspension, exhaust and brake upgrades are enjoyed by only a handful of lucky owners that get to experience these cars first-hand. This particular example, serial #00178, has been meticulously cared for in a private collection and is only now offered for sale, having been stored in a climate-controlled environment for the past 27 years. 5-speed manual transmission.

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REAR VIEW: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE 1989 ESCORT ENDURANCE SERIES

From our friend Jim Pennington.

Here are a few of my racing photos in 1989. I was working for Saleen at that time.

Saleen Autosport 1989 Endurance Series
Saleen Autosport 1989 Endurance Series

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[Source: Jim Pennington]

MINTY SSC (89-0185) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FABP41E7KF265266
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen SSC
Engine: 5.0
Number of Cylinders: 8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 6,400
Body Type: Hatchback
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Oxford White
Interior Color: Gray
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 131762574727

89-0185 SSC
89-0185 SSC

1989 Saleen SSC

Original 6,400 miles

89-0185 SSC
89-0185 SSC
  • 1 of 161 Made
  • #185 one of the last ones made
  • All Vin tags on panels Bumpers, Hood, Fenders, Doors, Quarter Panels
  • Excellent Condition, runs and drives flawlessly, like a brand new car,
  • All Original including the Champion spark plug wires and the General XP2000Z Tires with exception of Upgraded Tokico Shocks (Original Shocks Included in sale)
  • Comprehensive Documentation and Paperwork Since New
  • Signed Dashboard by Steven Saleen
89-0185 SSC
89-0185 SSC

I am a Private seller……Serious Inquiries Only

89-0185 SSC
89-0185 SSC

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Inspections Welcome and Encouraged BEFORE end of auction, not after deposit is made

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89-0436 HITS THE OPEN MARKET

Stock Number: 16478
VIN: 1FABP44E8KF180478
Type: Preowned
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim Level: Saleen Convertible
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior: Black
Interior: Beige
Mileage: 51,000
Gas Mileage: 15 City / 22 Highway
Price: $18,900
Seller: www.stoudtautosales.com

View 36 Photos And Details @ www.stoudtautosales.com This Vehicle Includes A 30 Day Limited Warranty. 1989 Ford Mustang Saleen Convertible,P ower Top #436 Out Of 734 Produced And One Of 165 Convertibles Produced, 5-Speed, 5.0L 302 Cu.In. V8 With Only Fifty One Thousand Mile (51000), Air Condition, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows And Power Door Locks, Tilt Steering Wheel, Cloth Recaro Seats. Recently PA Emission Tested, PA State Inspected And Serviced. ONE OWNER, Garage Kept. Lots Of Documentation With Car.

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[Source: Stoudt Auto Sales]

1989 CONVERTIBLE (89-0461) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FABP44E5KF195178
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.0 V8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Exterior Color: White with Silver Stripes
Interior Color: Gray
Mileage: 7,604
For Sale By: Owner
eBay #: 181898883613

89-0461 convertible
89-0461 convertible
89-0461 convertible
89-0461 convertible

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO CALL OR EMAIL USING EBAY SYSTEM. 330-233-3186. THIS CAR IS FOR SALE LOCALLY SO I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME. NOT INTERESTED IN TRADES.

89-0461 convertible
89-0461 convertible

Up for sale is a very nice UNMOLESTED 1989 ford mustang saleen convertible. As far as i can tell the previous owner never even put any mods on the car that didn’t come from saleen to begin with. Still has the original TIRES ON IT!. Virgin AND SUPER RARE car to begin with. This is car # 461 in 1989. This is 1 of 165 convertibles made that year and sold. I purchased the car from the previous owner in a private local sale to me. This car comes equipped with all the special saleen package parts in 1989. The previous owner has owned the car sense 1989. He purchased the car from the show room floor as the second owner. The saleen has an ORIGINAL 7604 miles on it. Yep that’s right 7604 original miles. NOT exceeded limits. I have the carfax and the vin number is clearly listed here on ebay for you to research it yourself. The car has been driven a few miles a month for the past 15 years just to keep the car running and moving (in good weather that is). I don’t think I need to explain how rare a saleen mustang is to begin with let alone have 7600 miles on it. The car obviously was never in an accident. And probably needs fluid changes done to it. The saleen will definitely need more cleaned. I have went thru the car and cleaned it very well. No major dings or dents to be found. As I mentioned before, still even has the original tires on it! Some things will need to be done as this car is unrestored form but in excellent maintained shape. Theres some dirt on the underside and the car probably needs brakes/rotors and fluid changes. I know the previous owner changed the oil but I asked about the gear lube and trans fluid and he said he never changed it. Some of the saleen package parts in 1989 which include things like : Racecraft suspension, Pioneer radio system, Unique saleen only interior, specific saleen wheels, Rear disc axle. Just to name a few. Please buyers DO RESEARCH on the vehicle you will see what all was included. I have described the car best I can.

89-0461 convertible
89-0461 convertible
89-0461 convertible
89-0461 convertible

FLAWS:
From what I can tell the brake pads and rotors need changed. But if your paying this kinda money for this car, you should probably do that anyways as im sure these are the original brake pads and rotors from factory! The car needs cleaned underneath and in various spots. The top needs cleaned but its in great shape. As you can see. This car is in unrestored form and still has “storage” things that need cleaned off it. So that im describing. The only major flaw to mention is the fact the drivers seat has a small rip in it. Previous owner had a screwdriver in his pocket and sat down in the seat. There is a very small paint chip (on the bottom size of quarter) on the very front bumper and probably some more here and there but I didn’t really see anything of note. Very nice/straight car.

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1989 CONVERTIBLE (89-0266) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FABP44E5KF135059
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.0
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Exterior Color: Burgundy with Gold Stripes
Interior Color: Tan
Mileage: 15
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 121772759725

1989 Ford Mustang Saleen Convertible
Kaufmann car # 266

89-0266 Saleen Mustang
89-0266 Saleen Mustang

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SALEEN SSC (89-0036) ATTACKS THE NÜRBURGRING

By: DALE LOMAS on May 28, 2015
Original Article: BRIDGETOGANTRY.COM

Spotted: Time Machine at the Nürburgring

As a guy who drives all the latest sportscars as his job, you might think I don’t care about the older cars in the carpark. But nothing could be further from the truth.

But when I saw this perfectly-preserved Time Machine in the carpark at the recent GranTurismo Events trackday, I just had to share it…

89-0036SSC
89-0036SSC
89-0036SSC
89-0036SSC

Because in a car park full of amazing machines, this old ’80s Ford really stood out. It’s unconventional, it’s old and at only one known example in Europe, it’s also pretty damn rare!

It’s a Saleen SSC, a track-ready, Fox-body Mustang with a 330hp V8. At first glance, you might be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing simpler than this American iron. But there’s some cool stuff here… check out the ‘high-tech’ suspension:

Built by Monroe, the damping rates can be controlled from inside the button. Three settings, Firm, Normal and Soft. It might not be much compared to todays active dampers, but I found it interesting!

Fitted as standard with a basic rear rollcage, and trimmed in matching white/black/yellow leather, it’s like sitting in time machine. Albeit one powered by a Ford V8.

“The original leather seats are no good on track though,” admits owner and professional Mustang fan Goran. “That’s why I’ve fitted the period Recaros for this event.”

89-0036SSC
89-0036SSC

I also suspect that rubber isn’t period either, but let’s not get pedantic over such a curious and interesting car! From the snake’s head key-ring, to the graphic equaliser, this is a car with history.

As Goran went out for another lap, I have to admit I was a little jealous. This is a Time Machine I’d love to take a lap in.

89-0036SSC
89-0036SSC

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[Source: BridgeToGantry]