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S302 SA-30 (14-009) HITS eBay

Price: $84,997.00
VIN: 1ZVBP8CF4E5322070
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 2014
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen S302 SA-30 Anniversary
Engine: 302 CID Supercharged
Transmission: 6-speed Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 8,096
Body Type: Coupe
Exterior Color: Tire Smoke White
Interior Color: Charcoal
For Sale By: Cosmo Motors
eBay #: 112881996645

14-009 S302 SA-30
14-009 S302 SA-30

Vehicle Overview
SLA2014 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN – 30TH ANNIVERSARY – SIGNATURE SERIES

Ultra rare! Production #09 out of only 10 produced! 30th Anniversary! Saleen signature series! One owner! 6-speed manual! Only a very carefully driven 8k miles! Babied! Steve saleen personally signed authentication dash! $99,845k msrp! Supercharged v8! 625 hp! This car is insane! Finished in the beautiful tire smoke white paint over next to perfect black and white leather interior!

14-009 S302 SA-30
14-009 S302 SA-30

Gorgeous 5-spoke alloy wheels coated in the tire smoke white paint wrapped in cooper tires! Completely smoke free and still smells new! Amazing sounding shaker 500 audio system! Leather wrapped steering wheel! Ice cold a/c! Am/Fm radio! Sirius XM radio!

External temperature display! And so much more! Too much to list!

14-009 S302 SA-30
14-009 S302 SA-30

Under the hood lies the monster 5.0l supercharged v8 engine, linked to that super smooth shifting 6-speed manual transmission! Rear wheel drive! This car is so much fun to drive! Do not miss out on your opportunity to come by and check out this super rare and amazing machine! This car will not last long at all on our showroom floor, so give us a call today for more info, before it is too late! Only at cosmo motors!

Options:
* SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES POWERTRAIN – SUPERCHARGED V8
* SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES INTERIOR
* SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES S4 HIGH PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION
* SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES AIR MANAGEMENT
* SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES BRAKES
* SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES EXTERIOR TRIM
* SALEEN SIGNATURE SERIES WHEELS

* CARFAX CERTIFIED – ONE OWNER
* 5.0L SUPERCHARGED V8 F DOHC 32V – REAR WHEEL DRIVE
* TIRE SMOKE WHITE EXTERIOR PAINT – 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS PAINTED IN TIRE SMOKE WHITE – COOPER TIRES

* BLACK AND WHITE LEATHER INTERIOR – SHAKER AUDIO – LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL – ICE COLD A/C – EXTERNAL TEMP DISPLAY – SALEEN DESIGNED DASH – AM/FM RADIO – CD PLAYER – SIRIUS XM RADIO – AND MORE

* NEVER WRECKED OR SMOKED IN
* FULLY DETAILED AND SERVICED

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HAGERTY: FOX-BODY SALEEN MUSTANGS

Fox-body Saleen Mustangs: Why I’m buying them

By: COLIN COMER on November 27, 2017
Original Article: HAGERTY.COM

I saw a 1988 Saleen Mustang heading to the block at Barrett-Jackson. Not just any Saleen, but serial number 01—the one that was a development mule and appeared in all of the brochures. It was even a magazine test car and then Steve Saleen’s personal car. I followed it to the block and stood there as it bounced around numbers I thought seemed very cheap considering the car’s pedigree. I bid. And three minutes later the crack of the auctioneer’s hammer declared me the owner of 1988 Saleen #01.

1988 Saleen Mustang (serial #01)
1988 Saleen Mustang (serial #01)

Think Carroll Shelby was the only racer who hopped up Mustangs that went on to win championships? Nope. Steve Saleen did the same thing a couple of decades later with his Fox-body Saleen Mustangs. Starting in 1984, and using a similar formula to what Shelby employed on the original 1965–66 GT350s, Saleen focused on chassis, suspension, and braking upgrades to the factory Mustang. Shelby called it making “a racehorse out of a mule.”

And once again, it worked.

Steve Saleen and his Saleen Mustangs took home many racing wins, including the 24 Hours of Mosport (an SCCA Endurance Championship race) three years in a row, from 1986–88. The Saleen Mustang team won the 1987 SCCA Escort Endurance Championship Driver, Team, and Manufacturer titles for the series, and in 1993 the Saleen Mustang team placed third and fifth in the SCCA World Challenge championship. Not bad for a racer-turned-manufacturer that started with a car with decidedly humble beginnings. The 5.0-liter Fox Mustang was great, and it brought real performance back to the masses. But at the end of the day it was, well…still a 1978 Fairmont underneath.

In the 20 years between Shelby hot-rodding 1965 K Code Mustangs and Saleen attempting the same with 1984 Mustangs, a few more hurdles cropped up. Gone were the days of manufacturers freely swapping intakes, carburetors, and exhaust systems with any aftermarket parts they wanted. Saleen couldn’t do any engine modifications if he wanted to avoid trouble with the EPA, so he left the engine, exhaust, and drivetrain alone during his conversions. The upshot was that this preserved Ford’s factory warranty, which was another important aspect. Saleen did add a stiffened Racecraft suspension, custom wheels, sticky General tires, and a body kit that not only looked cool but likely offered some degree of aerodynamic benefit. As the years went on, Saleen slowly ramped up the modifications to include five-lug wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, and further interior upgrades, including trick Flofit front seats.

1989 Ford Mustang Saleen Fastback (Mecum)
1989 Ford Mustang Saleen Fastback (Mecum)

In its day, the Saleen Mustang was a pretty stout package that also came with undeniable street cred. It earned that reputation in no small part because, like the original Shelby Mustangs, the Saleen was an obtainable giant-killer. An underdog that punched well above its weight. A better, exclusive version of the 5.0-liter Mustang that was already the car everybody wanted.

And I was on that list. In the 1980s there was a Ford dealership situated between my grade school and my parents’ house. I wandered that lot at least once a day, oftentimes twice. In doing so I became friends with the lowest men on that dealership’s totem pole, guys I thought had the perfect job—the lot boys and the “get ready” car prep guys. These dudes had it made, at least as far as I was concerned. They were the first to drive the new cars in from the transport trucks, and they got to unwrap, clean, and drive them around some more! Well, at least to the front line or up the ramp to the second floor storage lot. Which was conveniently lubricated with years worth of tire dressing. Hmmm.

In 1983, the Mustang GTs started rolling in. In ’84, the new “GT350” limited-production specials came out. I was a kid so I had no idea they were a “GT350” in name only, or that Shelby was going after Ford for trademark infringement. Yet as cool as they looked, they just didn’t have the bite to match their visual bark. Then came electronic fuel injection and roller camshafts, and the continuous development of the 5.0-liter that made it into a killer. The burnouts these new 225-horsepower cars could do on the ramp made that very clear.

1987 Saleen Mustang front 3/4
1987 Saleen Mustang front 3/4
1988 Saleen Mustang Convertible and 1987 Saleen Mustang Hatchback
1988 Saleen Mustang Convertible and 1987 Saleen Mustang Hatchback

By this time I was off to high school and in possession of a crisp new driver’s license. That, of course, heightened my awareness of what car I’d buy if I won the lottery. I got my answer instantly upon seeing an episode of Motorweek in early 1988, when a new Saleen Mustang was tested. It was white with blue stripes, and John Davis couldn’t say enough good things about it. It was a “racer for the street” and showed “just how much more a Mustang could be.” The Saleen also trounced the new ASC McLaren Mustang the Saleen went up against in the test. And this alone really sealed the deal, since a kid in my high school had received an ASC McLaren convertible from his parents. Oh, to get a Saleen and have the chance to heads-up race that oblivious kid from the other side of the tracks! It was the stuff of dreams. One, like many, that would have to wait.

Fast-forward a few more decades, to the point when I found myself at that certain age when nostalgia suddenly becomes more of an issue. I watched as Fox-body 5.0-liter Mustangs, new cars in my formative years, became collectible, and I started looking for one in earnest. Then I saw a 1988 Saleen Mustang heading to the block at Barrett-Jackson. Not just any Saleen, but serial number 01—the one that was a development mule and appeared in all of the brochures. It was even a magazine test car and then Steve Saleen’s personal car. I followed it to the block and stood there as it bounced around numbers I thought seemed very cheap considering the car’s pedigree. I bid. And three minutes later the crack of the auctioneer’s hammer declared me the owner of 1988 Saleen #01.

They say never meet your heroes, but the Saleen didn’t disappoint when I drove it. It was a riot. Everything a good Fox-body car should be but far more raw, with a punishingly stiff Racecraft suspension. It drives just like you’d expect a slightly more modern early Shelby to drive, but with A/C, power steering, and really good brakes. It has just enough power to drive it tail-out almost anywhere you want, making freeway ramps into all kinds of sideways fun. And the car is very well balanced and predictable, at least on smooth roads.

1987 Saleen Mustang - courtesy of Colin Comer
1987 Saleen Mustang – courtesy of Colin Comer

All of this fun with #01 led me to look at other Fox Body Saleens as they came up for sale. For the price of one vintage Shelby Mustang you could fill an airplane hangar full of them. I focused on 1987–89 model years primarily because they combined five-lug wheels, the Flofit interior, and also pre-dated the airbag steering wheel that arrived in 1990. The earlier “four-eyed” Saleen Mustangs from 1984–86, of course, are also desirable because of their even smaller production numbers, unique early features such as three-piece front air dams, 15-inch wheels, and other details that show how the cars (and production) evolved quickly. Plus, the 1984-86 cars feature the arguably more attractive quad headlights with cool Saleen-installed Plexiglas covers.

Ground Effect Kit 90-93 Saleen Mustang SC
Ground Effect Kit 90-93 Saleen Mustang SC
Ground Effect Kit 88-89 Saleen Mustang SSC
Ground Effect Kit 88-89 Saleen Mustang SSC

A handful of years later, the heritage, affordable cost of entry, and off-the-charts fun factor has resulted in a herd of Saleens following me home (six, at this writing, to be exact). Insanity? I don’t think so, and here’s my defense: Again, much like those first Shelby Mustangs, Saleen was a small manufacturer finding its way with a specialized product. The conversion also wasn’t cheap; in 1987 it was a roughly $7,500 more than the base Mustang LX 5.0-liter’s $13,000 base price. As a result the production numbers are very low, totaling just hundreds each year. And, very much in parallel with Shelbys, every Saleen Mustang is serialized and can be documented, in this case by contacting Saleen directly. Club support is fantastic as well; Saleen owners are a passionate group who love their cars. Both bode well for the future of these cars because the fakes are being filtered out and the good cars are being cherished.

Which brings me to another point: The attrition rate for Saleen Mustangs is surprisingly high, either as a result of wrecks, thefts, or simply cars falling into the wrong hands or being destroyed by modifications. So as the market matures and collectors seek out truly elite-grade examples, the few examples of great, stock, low mileage Saleens that remain among the original limited production run protect the model’s future value.

The best part? Right now a good early Saleen carries a very small premium over what some of the best Fox-body 5.0-liter Mustangs are bringing. It seems as close to a no-brainer proposition as there is, especially in today’s increasingly hot 1980s collector car market. Even though prices have noticeably jumped in the last three years or so, you’re not too late to the Saleen party. There are still pretty fantastic Saleens for under $30K, and it’s possible to stumble on a great deal for much less. I’ve seen nice “driver-level” cars which sell for as little as $15K, but I have also noticed the supply dwindle considerably in the last two years. And we all know how the law of supply and demand works.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not predicting people will get rich off these things in the near future. But I sure think in another 10 to 20 years there will be another comparison to draw between Shelby and Saleen Mustangs—that they both really hit their stride value-wise when they turned 40. And even if I’m totally wrong about that, I don’t think anybody who buys one will complain after the fun they’ll have with it in the years to come.

And that’s why I’m still buying them.

P.S. If you have a really great Saleen for sale, please disregard all of the above. Just contact me so I can buy your car.

[Source: Hagerty]

S302 BLACK LABEL HEADED TO BRAD IN KENTUCKY

From our friends at Saleen Automotive.

2017 S302 Black Label convertible on its way to Brad in Kentucky. Ordered through Greenwood Ford.

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SALEEN RAISES THE BAR AGAIN FOR 2018 LINEUP

SALEEN RAISES THE BAR AGAIN FOR 2018 WITH THEIR 700HP SPORTRUCK
AND ADVANCED PERFORMANCE MUSTANG LINE UP

Aggressive exterior redesign and advanced performance specs highlight changes to all-new
Saleen Signature models

CORONA, CA – October 2, 2017 – Saleen Automotive, highly respected for innovative high performance vehicles of all kinds, returns to the truck market with the announcement of their new 2018 Sportruck. Available beginning in November 2017, the truck will again be based on the popular Ford F150 platform. Power will be offered in four levels including enhanced Eco-boost turbocharged 2.7 and 3.6-liter engines as well as naturally aspirated and supercharged versions of 5.0-liter V8, the top level achieving a whopping 700HP.

“We are excited to have returned to our heritage with a high performance Saleen Sportruck that fits perfectly within our program for a full line of high performance vehicles carrying the Saleen brand,” said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Our truck heritage includes many race wins in our Ranger-version of the Saleen Sportruck followed by the extremely popular Saleen S331 Sportrucks. Ford chose to use Saleen Superchargers on the Harley Davidson F150 editions, which were installed at the Saleen factory in Troy, Michigan. The time is right that we return to the market with a product that feeds an audience of hungry Saleen truck enthusiasts.”

The Saleen Sportruck will be instantly recognizable as a Saleen-exclusive offering. The new bodywork includes a functional air dam, front brake ducting, racing inspired grille and hood with center sculpting. The rear of the truck will feature Saleen nameplate trim in the center of the tailgate and large rear exhaust tips that tuck neatly into the lower rear valance for a race inspired look. Racecraft suspension, Saleen signature interior appointments and big brakes are standard. The trucks will be equipped with side skirts and Saleen-exclusive alloy wheels wrapped with high performance General Tires.

All New Signature Saleen Mustangs Now Available

The much-heralded release of the 2018 Ford Mustang has set the stage for an even more exciting debut – three new 2018 Saleen Mustangs. Best of all, for those customers who are on the fence with regards to the new Ford’s “freshened” design changes, rest assured, the new Saleen will wrap its high performance abilities with an exterior that delivers an aggressive performance look that enthusiasts will certainly embrace.

2018 Saleen Mustang
2018 Saleen Mustang

The 2018 Saleen Mustang line up builds upon its three previously available performance levels; the White, Yellow and Black Label models. Each will sport a very aggressive, Saleen-exclusive front fascia that includes functional ducting throughout, angled headlight pockets and all-purpose grille and hood that are a dramatic change. Complemented with high performance wheels, race-bred General Tires, advanced suspension components and more horsepower, the new Saleen Mustangs are an amazing value that anyone considering a muscle car purchase should put on their short list.

“Expanding upon our tradition of delivering truly unique performance models that offer something special for discerning performance enthusiasts, the 2018 Saleen 302 is our best looking and performing car yet,” said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “Our signature line of Saleen 302s sets the bar for vehicles that are not only great looking and deliver premium performance but also maintain an affordable price level so that any enthusiast vehicle buyer can find a car that fits their need. Our White, Yellow and Black label cars feature power and handling along with unique interior styling.”

Saleen is currently taking orders for the all-new 2018 Saleen Signature Series Mustangs and Sportrucks with delivery slated for the end of 2017. Interested parties can call (800) 888-8945 and ask for the sales team!

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Media contact:
pr@saleen.com
Saleen Automotive, Inc.
2735 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882
714.400.2121

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