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S7 (03-024) OFFERED BY GOLD COAST AUTO GALLERY

2003 Saleen S7
Call for Price: (312) 280-4848
Stock: 00024
Mileage: 1748
Trans: M
Ext: Silver
Vin: 1S9SB18143S000024
Dealer: Gold Coast Auto Gallery

S7 03-024
S7 03-024

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S7 DEVELOPMENT CAR (03-026) OFFERED BY CORVETTE MIKE

Price: $Call
In Stock Now!
Stock#: N/A
Mileage: 10,140
VIN #: 1S9SB18183S000026
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Red w/Black interior, 427 aluminum OHV Ford V8 550hp at 6400 RPM, 6-spd. manual transaxle.

03-026 Saleen S7
03-026 Saleen S7

The Saleen S7 is an ultra-high performance Supercar designed and initially built in the UK by Automotive and Motorsport engineering company Ray Mallock Ltd. on behalf of Saleen Inc. Developed jointly by Steve Saleen for the initial concept and direction, Hidden Creek Industries for resources and initial funding, Phil Frank for the body and interior CAD design and development, it was the first fully proprietary car produced by Saleen and became America’s first mid-engine production Supercar. The S7 debuted on August 19, 2000 at the Monterey Historic Races. The all-aluminum 427 is a bored-and-stroked derivative of Ford’s 351 Windsor small block with Cleveland-style canted valve heads, not based on the FE big-block. It proved remarkably tractable and flexible for such a high-output unit—550 hp at 6400 rpm. In 2005, the S7 gained a more powerful twin-turbo powerplant which boosts engine power to 750 hp (559 kW) and the top speed 248 mph.

03-026 Saleen S7
03-026 Saleen S7

The S7 presented here is the very first Twin Turbo (test mule) built by Saleen and it is currently registered to A E Performance. It’s naturally aspirated sister car #24 has been sold and #26 is now available for sale. Car #26 was Saleen’s ‘development’ car which was the first S7 to have the twin turbos installed. In 2005 Saleen put into production the twin turbo models due to the research from car #26.

When AE made their purchases it was with the understanding that the S7’s had failure rates with the engines under a load. A E contracted Rick Wimer of Wimer Engines and Company to research and resolve those issues, which they have with this car. The motor has been redone and has 3 miles on it.

03-026 Saleen S7
03-026 Saleen S7

The car is in excellent condition throughout and runs like the Beast it was meant to be!

We have the certificate of authenticity stating that this was a development car for the twin turbo motor.

The new motor is de-tuned to run on pump gas. Wilmer Engine and Company offers a guaranteed 1000+ horse power package for $19,000 which includes reworking the turbos, fuel management system, larger fuel lines and fuel pump, also upgrading the on board computer. Nelson Racing Engines of Chatsworth offers similar upgrades for these Saleen’s but can ‘push’ the horsepower even higher for competition racing.


Published on Apr 8, 2016
Red w/Black interior, 427 aluminum OHV Ford V8 550hp at 6400 RPM, 6-spd. manual transaxle.
The Saleen S7 is an ultra-high performance Supercar designed and initially built in the UK by Automotive and Motorsport engineering company

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S7 (03-021) HEADS TO BARRETT-JACKSON, SCOTTSDALE AUCTION

THE ALL-AMERICAN SALEEN S7 SUPERCAR: One of only four naturally aspirated ultra-rare S7s with Saleen’s Competition package offered at Scottsdale

November 16, 2015
Posted by Barrett-Jackson
Written by independent automotive journalist Donald Farr

This 2003 Saleen S7, one of only four naturally aspirated ultra-rare S7s with Saleen Competition package, will be crossing the block at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.
This 2003 Saleen S7, one of only four naturally aspirated ultra-rare S7s with Saleen Competition package, will be crossing the block at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.

Like Carroll Shelby 20 years before him, Steve Saleen funded his desire to race by taking existing Ford products like the Mustang and modifying them into high-performance street vehicles, then selling through Ford dealers. The Saleen Mustang, introduced in 1984, brought Saleen Autosport to prominence in a time when the 5.0-liter HO Mustang reined supreme as one of America’s most popular performance cars. Saleen stamped his competition credentials in 1987 when his Saleen Mustang race team won the SCCA’s Showroom Stock Escort Endurance series championship, followed by SCCA World Challenge championships ‒ in Saleen Mustangs campaigned by the Saleen/Allen “RRR” Speedlab Team with comedian Tim Allen ‒ in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

03-021 S7
03-021 S7

By the end of the millennium, Steve Saleen had collected an impressive number of “checkmarks” on his personal bucket list: Create a car company, establish Saleen as a premier brand in the American performance market, win national racing championships, and race at Indy and LeMans. But also like Shelby, Saleen wanted to build his own supercar, one created entirely from a blank sheet of paper and not from an existing platform. Shelby did it in 1999 with his Series One. In 2000, Saleen Automotive introduced the S7.

03-021 S7
03-021 S7

Unveiled on August 19, 2000, at the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca Raceway, the Saleen S7 press release revealed Saleen’s goal for his new supercar: “The S7 is designed to compete with the fastest, quickest, best handling, most luxurious grand touring cars in the world while providing a distinctly American driving experience for the fortunate few who will own one. The S7 was conceived to combine the performance of a track-only race car with the driving pleasure of a road car.”

03-021 S7
03-021 S7

Saleen Automotive enlisted Phil Frank for body and interior design, Billy Tally for engine development, Ray Mallock for engineering and Hidden Creek Industries for resources and initial funding. Essentially, the S7 was designed around Tally’s engine, a 7.0-liter version of Ford’s 351 Windsor small block with high-tech components – including aluminum block and cylinder heads, stainless-steel valves and titanium retainers – to develop 550 horsepower without supercharging or turbocharging. To reduce the powerplant’s package size for use in the S7, Saleen designed and created a new Front Engine Accessory Drive system.

03-021 S7
03-021 S7

With the engine mounted mid-ship as with any respectable supercar, the S7’s hand-fabricated tubular space frame with honey composite reinforcement mounted fully independent suspension components developed in conjunction with England’s Ray Mallock Ltd. Extensive wind-tunnel testing helped shape the S7’s long, sleek, shark-like body, one of the first to use carbon-fiber panels and “full tray” body sculpting underneath. Longtime Saleen design consultant Phil Frank personalized the S7’s appearance with signature Saleen elements like the functional gill-like ducting, split-channel air flow through the car, advanced side skirt design and integrated full-body wing.

03-021 S7
03-021 S7

Climbing over the wide sills through the scissors-opening doors, the driver was greeted by a snug, asymmetrical interior with the driver’s seat shifted toward the center of the car. Leather and suede surfaces enhanced the S7’s image as a touring car, along with air conditioning, tilt/telescoping steering column, power windows, adjustable pedals and AM/FM/CD stereo. Missing was a rearview mirror; instead, the S7 utilized a remote video camera.

Saleen claimed a top speed of 220 mph with 0-60 in less than four seconds.

03-021 S7
03-021 S7

In 2003, an S7 starred as “God’s” personal car in the movie “Bruce Almighty,” starring Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman. In 2005, Saleen upgraded to the S7 Twin Turbo with 750 horsepower. The Hollywood exposure and high horsepower may have helped the supercar achieve superstar status. The car initially sold for $375,000, but ballooned to nearly $600,000 for the Twin Turbo. Although production eventually extended over six model years, it was limited to only 78 very special cars, including 15 R models.

03-021 S7
03-021 S7

A spectacular 2003 Saleen S7 is being offered at the 45th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. One of only four naturally-aspirated S7s with Saleen’s Competition package, this beauty includes a $75,000 option that added a higher-performance camshaft, upgraded intake and exhaust, and a reprogrammed ECU. This particular Saleen S7, VIN #1140, was also equipped from the factory with optional chrome wheels, remote door openings, and factory-upgraded touchscreen sound system. Personally signed by Steve Saleen, this silver S7 has covered a mere 9,100 actual miles.

– Written by independent automotive journalist Donald Farr

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