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VIDEO: 30th ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION TEARS UP PACIFIC RACEWAYS

From our friends at Saleen Automotive, General Tire and Rick Titus.

How about Steve Saleen putting laps on the all-new Saleen 30th Anniversary Mustang (track edition) today at Pacific Raceways. Our new G-MAX RS provided plenty of grip!!

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VIDEO: SALEEN UNVEILS CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION MUSTANGS

PHOTOS: TOM RICE

Published on Jul 12, 2017
Saleen Automotive unveils Championship Commemorative Edition Saleen Mustangs at Bill Pierre Ford dealership during Mustangs Northwest annual Roundup.

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SCCA CHAMPIONSHIP ANNIVERSARY PARTY

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Hi all, We will be in Seattle on the 12th for our new unveil. Steve Saleen will also be at the Mustang NW event starting on the 13th at the track. I hope you’ll join us. Don’t forget to email your info for credentials.

1987 SCCA Escort Endurance Championship Celebration
Bill Pierre Ford, Seattle Washington
July 12th @ 7:00 PM
Meet the 1987 Saleen team drivers, Goody Bags
Email: pr@saleen.com

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30th ANNIVERSARY CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION S302 IN PRODUCTION

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

Anniversary cars in production. These will be in depth builds. Just wait till you see the final product at the unveiling at Bill Pierre Ford. Come see the cars.

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SA-30 MUSTANG (14-005) TO HIT MECUM AUCTION

Lot S172 // Harrisburg 2016 // July 21-23

2014 Ford Mustang Saleen 30th Anniversary
No. 5 of 10, 500 Miles

15-005 SA-30 Mustang
15-005 SA-30 Mustang

Color: Tire Smoke White
Interior: Charcoal & White

HIGHLIGHTS
– No. 5 of 10 produced
– 500 miles

https://www.mecum.com/

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CLOSER LOOK: SA-20 EXTREME (03-0010SA)

PHOTOS & TEXT: TOM BRANSON

Editor’s Note: Two SA-20 Extreme spec models were constructed late in the production run of anniversary cars. Their serial number are 03-0010SA and 03-0011SA. Both vehicles were sold to S7 customers with the belief of being a one-off model. 03-0010SA stayed in the United States while 03-0011SA was sent to Mexico. Neither car was driven by their original purchasers.

03-0010 SA-20 Extreme
03-0010 SA-20 Extreme

Back story – The previous owner/buyer is a well known exotic car collector.

It was told that the owner had ordered one or two Saleen S7 Competition Twin Turbos and Steve Saleen tried to convince him to purchase one of the last SA-20s. However, the purchaser was not interested in the Mustang, it wasn’t exotic enough, nor possessed enough power. Steve convinced him that he could “hook” him up with a one-off SA-20 with a more “exotic” setup. So, the sales pitch worked and he got the SA-20 too. Steve and his crew got to work with creating the SA-20 Extreme plus. It was told that it might have been kicked up a notch from the Extreme package. The car that Saleen created became the SA-20 #0010 with the Extreme package and enhanced PowerFlash.

No more grainy photos or secondhand hearsay… she will be kept nice, pure and original for posterity in a climate-controlled garage with the other Saleens. SA20-10E has only 247 original miles, and keeping in mind that I will exercise this pony a couple times a year, but I wouldn’t expect mileage to show but about 300 to 350 after 10 to 15 more years.

My plan would be, if I can a) convince the wife and b) be available: is to bring the car to the Saleen Open House in Sept., so that Steve can be reintroduced to her after a 12 year lapse, but to get an autograph also.

Enjoy the pics!

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ULTRARARE SALEEN SA-30 2014 FORD MUSTANG!

Dirty Thirty: When Ed Hinker and Steve Saleen began talks to build Ed a custom Mustang, Ed never imagined that the project would evolve into the ultrarare Saleen SA-30 Mustang

Stephanie Davies
May 15, 2015
Photos By: Drew Phillips

Ed and Lisa Hinker of Sturgis, South Dakota, are Mustang enthusiasts—and that’s putting it lightly. They’ve owned countless Mustangs (many of them of the Saleen variety) and number Steve Saleen among their personal friends. That said, the 2014 Saleen SA-30 Mustang seen here wasn’t even a blip on Ed’s radar when he began talking to Steve about building him a unique Mustang.

“He doesn’t build one-off cars very often,” Ed says. “At SEMA we talked about building me a car.”

SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01

It wasn’t just any car that he had his heart set on. Ed wanted his car to feature throwback cues like the rear seat delete with exposed spare tire. They also discussed painting the finished product gray.

After the ideas were set in motion, Ed tells us that they ran into more than one hiccup. A full glass roof was planned with “frost touch”, but the glass kept wrinkling in production. The final product took about a year to build and was planned to debut at the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Charlotte, North Carolina, in April 2014. Not long before then, Ed got a call from Steve Saleen.

SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01

“He told me he had good news and bad news. The good news was that the glass roof was finally working, but the bad (maybe not so bad) news was that the car was white.”

Ed was surprised but not at all put off by the news. It came to be that Steve had rolled Ed’s ideas into the production of his Saleen SA-30 vehicles, which celebrated 30 years of Saleen and its racing heritage.

SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01

You see, only 30 Saleen SA-30 vehicles were produced: 10 each of the Saleen 620 Camaro, the 570 Challenger, and of course the 302 Mustang. According to Ed, this particular SA-30 is unique in that it was the first one produced and the only one equipped with a rear seat delete and frost touch glass roof.

When Ed saw the car for the first time, he loved it, but he thought something was missing. “He took it back with him from Charlotte to add yellow piping on the seats to bring the exterior styling inside,” says Ed.

SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01

Each SA-30 Mustang is equipped with a stock 302 with forged internals and a compression ratio of 10:1. A Saleen intake sits atop the 302 with a 88mm throttle-body. Saleen high-performance headers with 3-inch pipes carry exhaust away from the engine.

Of course, a Saleen wouldn’t be complete without a supercharger. A Saleen Twin-Screw liquid-cooled supercharger producing 15 maximum pounds of boost powers the SA-30 to a cool 675 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. Ed told us his Mustang has run a best quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds at 121 mph.

SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01

A TR3650 six-speed transmission allows Ed to slam gears whenever the craving arises. A full Saleen S4 suspension keeps the Cooper tires glued to the ground in the corners.

The striking Tire Smoke Pearl White paint offset by yellow and gray accents sets the SA-30 apart. The Saleen five-spoke forged wheels are color-matched to the body—a stunning detail. Body modifications include Saleen aerodynamic body parts: a downforce wing, a butterfly induction hood, and ground effects.

SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01

Going back to the interior that Steve had rebooted for Ed, leather and alcantara two-tone performance seating with yellow piping really pops with the aforementioned rear seat delete (with exposed forged color-matched spare), Saleen billet aluminum brace, and frost touch glass roof.

The SA-30 joins Ed and Lisa’s collection, which includes a variety of super-unique and rare cars and numerous other Saleens and Fords. Ed says, “I just like unique cars. I don’t drive them very often . . . mostly to shows and things like that. We’ll take them for a drive once in a while. I’d be surprised if any of them had more than a thousand miles on them.”

Ed does venture out to the Sturgis Mustang Rally each year with a specimen from his collection—a show he convinced Steve to experience as well. Ed is one of the organizers of the huge show, which drew around 1,000 Mustangs last year and takes place during Labor Day weekend each year. And you just never know what incredible vehicle Ed will show up with next!

SA-30 302 Mustang #01
SA-30 302 Mustang #01

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