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REAR VIEW: 86-0068 & GRASSROOTS RACING

PHOTOS & TEXT EXCERPTS: GEORGE CHABAL

“Original owner with 10,000 miles, original paint and interior. 86-0068 was special ordered as a stripped down Mustang from Ford and drop shipped to Saleen Autosport for the Saleen conversion. Car was purchased to compete in SCCA Solo II.”

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang, competition debut

The ’80s were a relaunch of factory-backed racing efforts from Ford Motor Company. Earlier in the decade, with the birth of Special Vehicle Operations, FMC became a global juggernaut in all forms of vehicle racing through their Ford Motorsport program lead by Michael Kranefuss. While Detroit was busy forming Goliath; a little-known Californian upstart run by Steve Saleen approached the Motorsport operation with his plan to remanufacture 5-Liter Mustangs into an uncompromised, signature series, street-legal, niche performance vehicle. With SVOs blessing, the Saleen Mustang concept became a welcomed addition to FMCs Motorsport agenda and their “Racing into the Future” marketing vision.

“Saleen had said this car was what they would have done if they were to sell a R-version to the public. At the time they were out of the Hurst shifters for the street cars, but since they knew I would be racing this one; Saleen took a backup shifter from their race team to install into 86-0068.”

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang

1986 was Saleen Autosport’s debut year into SCCA road racing. Their ’86 model year signature package was approved for SCCA Showroom Stock Endurance Series in class SS/GT. Saleen would compete with SCCA’s entire calendar of events; winning the prestigious 24 Hours of Mosport race late in the season. While the factory racing team was busy scraping paint with Porsche and Corvette on a national stage, effort was also made to endorse Saleen Mustang sales to regional racers seeking a value added, sanction approved performance package, for their dreams of clinching the checkered flag. Through Saleen Autosport’s grassroots support program; experienced racers could special order a new vehicle and qualify for competition incentives throughout their competition season.

“86-0068 was the first Saleen Mustang shipped to Pennsylvania. After I took delivery Steve Saleen called me and asked if I was willing to take my car to New York for a Koni advertising photo shoot. I mentioned to Steve I had to make sure could take time away from work. When I called back the following day Saleen had made other arrangements because of their short lead time.”

George Chabal, of western Pennsylvania, was one of Saleen Autosport’s earliest competition customers. With an eye on the SCCA Solo II Series, George contacted Steve Saleen on how best to order a new Mustang for club racing. With Steve’s assistance they ordered a Bright Red 5-Liter LX hatchback with tinted glass, light group, power lock group and Ford radio delete. Other equipment would include Saleen’s standard Kenwood sound system, Ford Mustang GT seating and Hurst short-throw shifter; George would arrive to PA SCCA events in style.

86-0068 SCCA SOLO RECORDS

DRIVER: GEORGE CHABAL
I. Regional
A. Class Champion 1987-2001 ESP, 1999 Driver of the Year; Steel Cities Region SCCA
B. Year End Points Champion North Hills Sports Car Club
1. Most number of total & consecutive starts for Driver since 1958
1984, 1987-1990, 1993-1994

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang

II. SCCA NEDIV Divisional
A. 2nd, Best Finish
B. 1st, 1995

III. SCCA CENDIV Divisional
A. 1st, 1998

IV. SCCA National Tours
A. Evansville, IN 1993: 3rd
B. Norfolk, VA, 1994: 2nd
C. Evansville, IN, 1994: 3rd
D. Pittsburgh, PA, 1996: 1st
V. PA State Championships
A. 1st, 1992
B. 2nd, 1993
C. 2nd, 1994
D. 1st, 1995

VI. SCCA SOLO II Nationals, Salina, KS
A. Middle of group, 1990-1992,1994
B. 8th 1996
C. 7th 1997

CO-DRIVER: LADIES CLASS
I. Regional
A. Class Champion 1983-1997 ESPL, Steel Cities Region SCCA
B. 2nd year end points North Hills Sports Car Club 1995

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang

II. SCCA NEDIV Divisional
A. 1st 1983-1986, 1991-1997
B. 2nd 1987-1990, 1999

III. SCCA National Tour
A. Evansville, IN: 2nd 1993
B. Evansville, IN: 1st 1994
C. Norfolk, VA: 1st 1994

IV. PA State Championships
A. 1st 1992-1995
B. 2nd 1999

V. SCCA SOLO II Nationals, Salina, KS
A. 4th 1989
B. 3rd 1991
C. 2nd 1992
D. 3rd 1994
E. 5th 1995 (Topeka)
F. 2nd 1996
G. 1st 1997

86-0068 Saleen Mustang
86-0068 Saleen Mustang

Produced by Saleen Autosport using their facility at Burch Ford in La Habra California and shipped to Bures Ford in early May; 86-0068 was an unusual Saleen Mustang conversion given the lack of air conditioning, power windows and featuring a light grey Momo steering wheel.

For the 1986 model year Saleen produced 201 serialized Mustangs, 198 were street models with three competition prepared vehicles. The body style breakdown of those street models are, 187 hatchbacks and 11 convertibles.

Of the 187 street prepared hatchbacks, it is known that 47 were painted Bright Red (paint code 2R). Of those, 44 featured Charcoal interiors. All 44 were equipped with 5-speed manual transmissions, while 43 were built from the LX 5-Liter platform.

Closer examination of these 44 Bright Red with Charcoal interior conversions reveal, 35 were equipped with Saleen’s Kenwood Stereo. Of the 187 street prepared hatchbacks 86-0068 is one of three with delete features and one of three known with a light grey Momo steering wheel.

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LOW MILEAGE S351 (95-0121) HITS eBay

Price: $48,995.00
VIN: 1FALP42T4SF278543
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1995
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen S351 Supercharged
Engine: 5.8L Super High Performance 351 V8
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 1532
Body Type: Coupe
Exterior Color: Laser Red
Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Ron’s Toy Box LLC
eBay #: 332094244973

95-0121 S351 R-code
95-0121 S351 R-code

1995 Saleen Supercharged S351

Features and Specifications
* Saleen Super Charged S351 Engine 480 HP
* 95-0121 out of 126
* Saleen/Vortech Super Charger
* Saleen/Alcon 4 piston calipers with 13.0 in

95-0121 S351 R-code
95-0121 S351 R-code

Call Jason Bratcher @ 563-570-6670 OR 563-344-8697

Rons Toy Box LLC
4010 Middle Rd
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Phone: 563-344-TOYS
Alt: 563-570-6670

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1991 SC (91-0013SC) OFFERED ON eBay

Price: BID
VIN: 1FACP41E8MF138291
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1991
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen SC
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 25,044
Exterior Color: Oxford White
Interior Color: Black
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 222381432562

91-0013 SC
91-0013 SC

1991 Saleen SC #13, White with blue graphics and black interior, 25K miles, in perfect condition, cloth interior, Pioneer DEH 630 CD player, 3.55 Auburn cone differential, 100% stock except plug wires (8mm Ford Motorsport) and tires (BFG Comp 2), detailed great. Car be a show car and can be driven if that is what you choose. 1 of 27 built from 1990-93, 1 of 10 built in 1991 1 of 5 white SC’s built. Purchased from original owner, purchased new @ NYE Frontier Ford in Wasilla, Alaska. 70+ pages of documentation from new. I have additional photos I can email. $1000 deposit due within 48 hours of auction end. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

91-0013 SC
91-0013 SC

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S302 EXTREME SPEEDSTER (08-0024E) TO HIT RUSSO AND STEELE AUCTION

Consignment # 8086; #F435 // SCOTTSDALE 2017
Friday, January 20th, 2:25PM-2:45PM
2008 Ford Mustang Saleen S302E Extreme Convertible

08-0024 S302 Extreme Speedster
08-0024 S302 Extreme Speedster

Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 19th – 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information.

As the last super-performance car developed under the guidance of company founder Steve Saleen, the S302E Extreme was also the most powerful Saleen Mustang available from Ford dealers when new, with 620 horsepower and peak torque of 600 pounds-feet on tap. As a top-level model aimed solely at the most serious drivers and collectors, the Extreme was a low-volume item with 25 coupes and 6 convertibles built for 2008 and 2009DCRN1 . Just 4 convertibles were built for 2008 and 2 of them were finished in eye-popping Beryllium Orange. One of those 2 cars was owned by Steve Saleen, and the other is the stunning example offered here. Both cars feature slightly different options, making this S302E Extreme convertible a true 1 of 1.

This S302E Extreme was Saleen’s top performer when new, with its aluminum 3-valve V-8 engine stroked to 302 cubic inches and equipped with forged aluminum pistons, forged steel rods, and crank, custom CNC-ported aluminum heads. A Saleen Series VI Integrated screw type, two-stage intercooled air-to-water supercharger provide induction in concert with a high-performance cam and valve springs and custom 39 lb fuel injectors.

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MUSTANG360: TRAVIS SMITH’S 89-0374

By: MICHAEL JOHNSON on January 10, 2017
Original Article: MUSTANGANDFORDS.COM

This 1989 Saleen puts out 691-rwhp, but why stop there?

Travis Smith’s Number 374 Saleen now boasts a T56 transmission, Baer brakes, and True Forged Wheels

89-0374 Saleen Mustang
89-0374 Saleen Mustang

Even when we’re “done” building a Mustang, we’re never truly finished modifying it. Case in point, Travis Smith’s 1989 Saleen already has a boatload of modifications. It features a Vortech-supercharged Kuntz and Co. 337ci combination with a Ford Performance R-block, Roush-prepped AFR 205 heads, a custom Comp cam, a TMoss-ported Saleen intake, an MSD ignition, an Aeromotive fuel system, a Snow Performance meth kit, and a Meziere electric water pump. All told, the boosted small block is good for 691-rwhp thanks to a Powercurve Motorsports tune. However, if these mods are good, more mods won’t hurt, right?

Since Travis bought the car from fellow Southeastern Foxbodies pal Troy Raby, he had to change up a few things to make it his own. To that end, he sent the car over to Boosted Performance’s Donnie Salem for a few drivetrain upgrades.

A Tremec 3550 used to reside behind the Kuntz and Co. 337ci mill, but Boosted Performance’s Donnie Salem changed that out in favor of a Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed. Boosted Performance has done all the work on Travis’ past Mustangs, which include a Coyote-swap Fox GT, a 2003 Cobra that made 650-rwhp, and his other current 2014 Mustang GT. “I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my cars,” Travis says of Donnie.
A Tremec 3550 used to reside behind the Kuntz and Co. 337ci mill, but Boosted Performance’s Donnie Salem changed that out in favor of a Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed. Boosted Performance has done all the work on Travis’ past Mustangs, which include a Coyote-swap Fox GT, a 2003 Cobra that made 650-rwhp, and his other current 2014 Mustang GT. “I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my cars,” Travis says of Donnie.

While at Donnie’s place, in went a Tremec T56 Magnum with a McLeod clutch and an MGW shifter. The car previously had a Tremec 3550 with a 26-spline input shaft. A new Fox-width 8.8 also went in the car, and the car’s Baer brakes were painted to match the car’s new True Forged Victory 18-inch wheels.

With these drivetrain upgrades done, the car has an appointment with Fox Mustang Restoration for an interior overhaul. We’ll have another update once that round of upgrades is complete.

Boosted Performance also added a Fox-length 8.8 so Travis could run an 18x10 True Forged wheel out back. The new rear features a Cobra differential, 3.73 gears, and 31-spline axles. For those measuring from home, that is a Nitto 305/35 drag radial.
Boosted Performance also added a Fox-length 8.8 so Travis could run an 18×10 True Forged wheel out back. The new rear features a Cobra differential, 3.73 gears, and 31-spline axles. For those measuring from home, that is a Nitto 305/35 drag radial.

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1989 HATCHBACK (89-0403) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $23,000.00
VIN: 1FABP41E6KF182802
Condition: Used
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1989
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen
Engine: 5.0L 302 CID
Transmission: Manual
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 20,000
Body Type: Hatchback
Exterior Color: Burgundy
Interior Color: Gray
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 122303663864

89-0403 Saleen Mustang
89-0403 Saleen Mustang

Your looking at an all original ’89 Saleen with 20k original miles. This car is in excellent condition and runs and drives like new. Clean CarFax. 100% stock and original with the exception of the mufflers and tires. I have the original mufflers that will come with the car. I have a 3 inch thick binder of docs for this car since day 1 when the car was delivered to the dealer. Serious buyers contact John 610-909-7873. There are no stories with this car,it is a stand up car. Will consider ’93 cobra trades. Thanks!

89-0403 Saleen Mustang
89-0403 Saleen Mustang

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VIDEO: S550 SALEEN LOWERING SPRINGS REVIEW & INSTALL

From our friend’s AmericanMuscle.

Published on Jan 10, 2017
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Get the most out of your S550 by installing these Saleen S302 Lowering Springs which lower your vehicle’s center of gravity to improve body roll, reduce squat, and minimize nose-diving! Not only do these springs help with performance, but they also lower your Mustang by 1.5 inches in the front and 1.3 inches in the back. http://www.americanmuscle.com/saleen-…

Designed for Performance. If you want to get the most out of your 2015+ Mustang S550 GT, installing these Lowering Springs from Saleen is one of the most effective things you can do. They lower your vehicle’s center of gravity, which will improve body roll when you’re cornering, reduce squat when you’re accelerating and minimize nose-diving when you brake hard. In fact, you’ll notice a difference in handling immediately, whether you use your GT on the track, for street racing or just to run errands.

Improve Your Stance. These S302 Lowering Springs won’t just up your performance, they’ll also add a sleek, streamlined look to your GT. If yours is a fastback, you’ll get 1.5 inches lower in the front and 1.3 inches lower in the back. For the GT Convertible, Saleen’s springs will yield a difference of 1.6 inches in the front and 1.4 inches in the rear, giving it a leaner, more muscle car appearance.

Clears Stock and Aftermarket Wheels & Tires. These lowering springs were engineered to be compatible with your stock size wheels and tires, as well as AmericanMuscle’s pre-configured wheel and tire combo kits (specific to your generation), to assure proper clearance with no rubbing issues.

Made in the USA. Saleen was founded in 1983 in Corona, California and has been dedicated to being an All-American company ever since then. That’s why they make these Lowering Springs right here in the USA.

Application. These Saleen S302 Lowering Springs are an OEM replacement for the Saleen S302, but they’re designed to fit any 2015-2017 S550 Mustang GT 5.0L V8 Convertible or Fastback (Coupe).
Fitment: 2015 2016 2017

Item 390114
MPN# 02-009-00001-01

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SSC (89-0171) TO HIT BARRETT-JACKSON, SCOTTSDALE AUCTION

Lot #438.1
1989 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN SSC

Auction: Scottsdale 2017
Reserve: NO RESERVE
Status: Available
Price: Request Bidder Info
Lot: 239
Year: 1989
Make: FORD
Model: MUSTANG SALEEN SSC
*Includes Buyer Commission

Details
VIN: 1FABP41E2KF290656
Exterior Color: WHITE
Interior Color: GRAY
Cylinders: 8
Engine Size: 5.0-LITER
Transmission: 5-SPEED MANUAL

Description
Lot #239 – The current owners purchased this Saleen Mustang #171 in November 1990. The car features a 5.0-liter engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has been driven very minimally, and it has been covered and garage stored since that time. It is in very nearly as-new condition. 7,970 actual miles. Copy of original factory invoice to Kingman Ford in Kingman, AZ ship to Saleen Autosport in Anaheim, CA. Original owner was in Mesa, AZ. The vehicle has been in Arizona and New Mexico since new.

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