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Former club archivist as well as lead SOEC creative director, 2005-2018.

1988 HATCHBACK (88-0187) TO HIT MECUM AUCTION

Lot R321 // Kissimmee 2020 // Jan 2-12

1988 Ford Mustang Saleen

88-0187 Saleen Mustang
88-0187 Saleen Mustang

Color: White
Interior: Grey

HIGHLIGHTS
– Unrestored original condition
– Saleen No. 187
– 3-owner lifelong California car
– Sold new at Citrus Motors in Ontario, California
– Original paint and decals
– Original interior
– Original factory-installed exhaust
– 1 of 708 Saleen Mustangs produced in 1988

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1987 HATCHBACK (87-0180) TO HIT MECUM AUCTION

Lot R320 // Kissimmee 2020 // Jan 2-12

1987 Ford Mustang Saleen

87-0180 Saleen Mustang
87-0180 Saleen Mustang

Color: White
Interior: Grey

HIGHLIGHTS
– Original and unrestored with no modifications
– Saleen No. 180
– Original paint
– Formerly part of Mark LaMaskin’s PAS Collection
– 48,000 miles

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FORMER MJ 435S DEMO (10-0012) LANDS AT KODAK MOTORSPORTS

A roadmap with over thirty-five years worth of “Saleen Mustang” production has many twists and turns. By spring of 2009, a conglomerate based in Michigan under the name of MJ Acquisitions (MJA) created the subsidiary “Saleen Performance Vehicles (SPV)” to produce, market and sell Saleen branded vehicles and equipment. Their first production vehicle was the 2010 Saleen 435S.

Originally planned as a continuation to the Racecraft brand introduced by ASC/Saleen in 2008, this 2010 435S became the entry-level Saleen Mustang under SPV. Much like their 2008-09 Racecraft siblings, every 435S featured the Saleen Series VI supercharger, short-throw shifter, performance mufflers, upgraded suspension, 18″ wheels, gauge overlays, with interior and exterior model identification. As with the earlier model there was an available “aero package group” consisting of a front spoiler and rear wing. New for the 2010 Saleen 435S were optional 19×9″ and 19×10″ wheels first seen on the 2008 S302 Heritage Edition Saleen Mustang.

SPV introduced their 435S package during July 2009 at the popular Mustang Week car show in South Carolina. Based on the newly restyled 2010 Ford Mustang GT, the Saleen 435S enjoyed a brief production run spanning an estimated duration of 4-to-6 months with assistance from Alternative Automotive Technologies in Troy, MI. To date, records indicate MJA/SPV sold 13 examples of their 2010 Saleen 435S to both dealers and customers during 2009 and early 2010.

When we review these 13 production vehicles, we find 11 were based on the coupe body while only two were convertibles. One was painted Ebony while the other was Torch Red. Both cars were equipped with manual transmissions and had the optional Saleen 19″ wheels and 435S aero package.

Our feature car, serial number 10-0012 435S, has the distinction of being used as a sales and promotional demo for Saleen Performance Vehicles. -DB


2010 Ford Mustang Saleen 435S Convertible
Price: $28,900.00

Year: 2010
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Trim: Saleen 435S Convertible
Mileage: 35,456
Trans: 5-Speed Manual
Vin: 1ZVBP8FH9A5151713
Stock #: P242
Engine: 4.6L V8 SOHC 24V
Interior: Leather
Color: Red
Drive Train: RWD
Type: Convertible
State: TN
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RARE 1991 MODEL YEAR SALEEN MUSTANG (91-0002) HITS eBay

Price: $50,000.00
VIN: 1FACP44E0MF152665
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1991
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen Mustang
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: 5.0L 302 Cu. In. V8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Exterior Color: Bright Red
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 14,200
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 233368515160

91-0002 Saleen Mustang
91-0002 Saleen Mustang

91-0002 Saleen Convertible , number 1 of 1 Car built by Saleen in California during the 1991 Model Year. All standard Saleen Mustangs were manufactured by Cars and Concepts in the 1991 model year except for this Car. This Car was made for a personal friend of Mr. Steve Saleen , and is autographed in several places.

This Car was not used in Rain or Snow by the original owner from which we purchased it, and we have not used it at all. Absolutely no paint work ever , Car was never damaged.

The original build included a Roll Bar which was almost immediately substituted with a factory Light Bar, possibly the first Fox body Saleen with such an accessory. We have that Roll Bar along with any piece of the Car that was replaced with more modern parts such as Headlamps.

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1995 RIO RED S351 SPEEDSTER (95-0050) LANDS ON eBay

Price: $27,750.00
VIN: 1FALP45T8SF119679
Vehicle Title: Clear
Year: 1995
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Sub Model: Saleen S351 Speedster
Body Type: Convertible
Number of Cylinders: 8
Engine: Original 1995 Saleen S351 V-8
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Exterior Color: Rio Red
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 16,000
For Sale By: Private Seller
eBay #: 183992886192

Seller Notes: “This vehicle is an AUTHENTIC and UNALTERED, extremely low mile, 1995 SALEEN Mustang S351 Convertible Speedster, T-code that is truly one of the few 1990’s collectible High Performance Mustang Muscle Cars. The Saleen Speedster, I is Saleen’s “flagship”. This model, the Saleen Speedster was the representative model on all Saleen Performance Part Booklets and even covered the front and back of the Saleen Book and Owners Registry. Saleen incorporated lessons learned from the track to the street in these mustangs, becoming a four time SCCA Champion by 1998. From original production records at corporate Saleen, the originating dealer was Archway Ford in Baltimore, MD with a manufacture date of May 12, 1995. An authentication letter signed by Liz Summar verifies this Saleen #95-0050 as Rio Red tinted clear coat exterior with black Saleen Recaro leather interior convertible with Silver graphics and Silver Wheels manufactured with the optional Speedster Package and T Code package.”

95-0050 Saleen S351
95-0050 Saleen S351

Vehicle Description & History

A. Vehicle Description

This vehicle is an AUTHENTIC and UNALTERED, extremely low mile, 1995 SALEEN Mustang S351 Convertible Speedster, T-code that is truly one of the few 1990’s collectible High Performance Mustang Muscle Cars. The Saleen Speedster, I is Saleen’s “flagship”. This model, the Saleen Speedster was the representative model on all Saleen Performance Part Booklets and even covered the front and back of the Saleen Book and Owners Registry. Saleen incorporated lessons learned from the track to the street in these mustangs, becoming a four time SCCA Champion by 1998. From original production records at corporate Saleen, the originating dealer was Archway Ford in Baltimore, MD with a manufacture date of May 12, 1995. An authentication letter signed by Liz Summar verifies this Saleen #95-0050 as Rio Red tinted clear coat exterior with black Saleen Recaro leather interior convertible with Silver graphics and Silver Wheels manufactured with the optional Speedster Package and T Code package. Further, this letter indicates that this particular Saleen is 1 of only 3 with these colors and options.

1995 Saleen Production consisted mainly of eighty-nine S351 Coupes and forty-three S351 Convertibles.

Optional Saleen Packages included:

  • the R Code (mainly Vortech supercharger equipment);
  • the T Code (13-inch Saleen slotted racing front rotors, Saleen/Alcon four-piston calipers, 3.27:1 rear axle, and Saleen Recaro Leather interior; and
  • the Spyder or Speedster Package (convertible only, Saleen sports light bar, soft top cover, and hard light weight exterior color matched tonneau).

Engine: Saleen spec. 351-cid (5.8-liter) Windsor electronically fuel injected V-8 manufactured by engine-builder Billy Wages, Jr. of AER in Texas.

Horsepower: 371@5100 RPM

Torque: 422@3500 RPM

** These numbers were extreme for the 1990s and quite respectable even today for a naturally aspirated engine **

Headers: Saleen ceramic-coated

Transmission: Tremec quick-ratio five-speed manual

Suspension: full Saleen Racecraft suspension – springs, shocks, struts, quad shocks, urethane bushings, G-load brace

Other Performance Enhancements: Saleen high-performance pressure plate and clutch; Balanced and customized driveshaft; three-core radiator; and high perf. (high flow) 2 ½” stainless four-way cat exhaust

Saleen Authenticity maintained by: serialization numbers on front bumper, Saleen console plaque, and Saleen engine bay plaque, and other not so visible locations on the Saleen.

B. Vehicle History

This Saleen S351 Speedster is fully documented and authenticated from Saleen, Ford, and the original dealer.

  • It comes with congratulatory letter signed by Steve Saleen and Team Saleen verification letters signed by Liz Summar;
  • all dealer delivery documents, manuals, Ford and Saleen window stickers;
  • photographs from the original dealership showroom floor, the first owner and myself; and copies of bill of sale, original title, and other purchase transactions between first owner and myself.

If you have been searching for the right Saleen S351 at the right price, this is it! If you research price of Saleens I suggest NADA Classic Car Guides. However, one problem with the Saleen Speedsters is that they are “not referenced or priced as such” only convertibles, so look at the original Saleen MSRP and current retail value as a guide. Just remember, the original Saleen MSRP of this Speedster was $54,534, near that of a Saleen S351SR. This is understandable considering its light weight racing additions.

Should you have any questions call me at (860) 537-9183 to secure this rare find to add to your collection!

Thank you for looking, and good luck bidding!

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FOXTOBERFEST: OCT 17-19, 2019 – KANNAPOLIS, NC

Foxtoberfest will host over 400 Fox-Body Mustangs in 2019!

Foxtoberfest is not your traditional car show; we welcome all Fox-Bodies regardless of their restoration stage. You’ll see beautiful low-mileage show cars right next to multi-colored projects and that’s the way we like it! This is a feel-good, cruise-in type show where Fox fans can come together and experience a sense of community. Last year, even with Hurricane Michael blowing through two days prior, we hosted 416 Foxes and we are hoping to break 500 this year! The show features a popular vote format where registered show participants decide who receives the coveted trophies for classes like “1987-93 Best Original” as well as the give-aways like “Most In Need of Upholstery”. We have an All-Fox Swap Meet that will happen on Friday night AND Saturday! Bring your cash because you are sure to find some treasures out there! We will also have a section for Foxes For Sale on Friday night and Saturday too, so maybe bring a little extra cash, wink wink. Fox-Body parts, new and used, will be available for sale at the event as well as a huge stock of Mustang and Ford logo accessories like hats, shirts, belts, dog collars, you name it! Don’t forget to get your limited edition Foxtoberfest event t-shirts! The address for the car show is Intimidators Stadium, 2888 Moose Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Foxtoberfest VIP Experience: Want to experience Foxtoberfest in style? Our VIP Experience gets you right in the middle of the action and leaves everyone else wishing they were you! Included in this package is a VIP decal, Kick-Off Party overnight parking (you may leave your car parked in your VIP space Friday night, we will have Kannopolis Police on site), early Saturday parking (6:00am), 2 parking spaces per 1 Fox in a premium location, 2 wristbands for VIP tent with catered lunch, 2 beer tickets, a Foxtoberfest decal and one limited-edition commemorative jacket only available to VIPs. VIPs also have the option to purchase one additional jacket at least 4 weeks prior to the event, but no VIP jackets will be sold at the show or without the purchase of a VIP experience. We will contact you for sizing. Only 40 VIP Experiences available. Registration ends 9/15/2019 and will not be available at the show.

Fox Hunt: The Fox Hunt is a self-guided driving event in the form of a poker run. You will receive list of locations to visit where you will be given a poker card on Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18. Collect enough cards to form a poker hand and you’ll be entered to win some awesome prizes including a 2020 Foxtoberfest VIP Experience. The Fox Hunt will run Thursday and Friday and prizes will be awarded at the Foxtoberfest awards ceremony on Saturday. Anyone can participate (Age 18+), you do not have to be the driver, multiple people in the same car can play. If you purchase the Fox Hunt full details will be mailed to you prior to the event. Fox Hunt can also be purchased at the Mustang Owner’s Museum on Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18.

Thursday, October 17 Events:

NEW! Foxtoberfest is taking over the Test & Tune at Mooresville Dragway in Mooresville, NC. Come on out and see what your Fox can do on the strip or just hang out and watch the action from the stands! We’ll be out there selling event shirts, so be the first to get one! Concessions are available. Spectator admission to the dragway is $10. Address: 1255 Wilkinson Rd, Mooresville, NC 28115. Gates open at 6pm. This event it weather-permitting.

Event Added! Our Dream Auto will host a Burnout Contest at Mooresville Dragway on Thursday, October 17, starting at 7:30pm! A $200 cash prize will be awarded to the winning on Saturday!

The Fox Hunt opens on Thursday, see details above.

Friday, October 18 Events:

NEW! The Foxtoberfest Kickoff Party will be held at Intimidators Stadium from 4-9pm! That’s right, this event will be in the same location as the car show that happens on Saturday. It will be a low-key cruise-in with food trucks, breweries, a DJ and fire pits. Some vendors will be onsite and PowerCurve’s dyno will be doing pulls. There is no charge for this event, parking is free. The All-Fox Swap Meet will be open as well as the Foxes For Sale section. Event t-shirts will be available for sale at this event. Everyone must leave the premesis by 9:30pm. The address is Intimidators Stadium, 2888 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083. Parking starts at 4:00pm. Swap Meet setup starts at 4:00pm

The Fox Hunt continues through Friday, see details above.

Saturday, October 19 Event:

Foxtoberfest, the main car show is open from 7am-4pm. Spectator parking is $5, please bring cash. Parking starts at 7:00am. VIP Experience parking starts at 6:00am. Swap Meet setup starts at 6:00am. Awards ceremony starts at 2:30pm.

Looking for an after-party? Harrisburg All-Ford Cruise-In, welcomes Foxtoberfest fans to downtown Harrisburg, NC starting at 5:30pm. The address is 4351 Main Street, Harrisburg, NC 28075. This location has a good selection of bars & restaurants and streets filled with Foxes!

Charity:

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, a mentoring program for children, is the official charity of Foxtoberfest. Please consider giving a donation to this amazing organization! You will receive a receipt in the mail for your tax-deductible donation.

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[Source: Fox Mustang Restoration]

CUSTOM PAINT S302 BLACK LABEL (15-0042BL) HITS BaT AUCTION

BaT Essentials
Lot #23663
Location: La Mesa, California 91942
VIN: 1FA6P8CF6F5323023
26k Indicated Miles
Replacement Supercharged 5.0L V8
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Maliblue Metallic/Black Leather
Carbon Fiber Trim
20″ Wheels
Heated & Cooled Seats
Service Records
Clean Carfax Report
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party

2015 Saleen Mustang S302 Black Label

15-0042 S302 Black Label
15-0042 S302 Black Label

This 2015 Saleen Mustang S302 Black Label was purchased by the seller from Saleen prior to being displayed at SEMA and the San Diego International Auto Show in 2015, and has since been driven approximately 26k miles. Power comes from a replacement supercharged 5.0-liter V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission, and the car is finished in Maliblue Metallic over black leather. Equipment includes carbon fiber trim, a rear spoiler, blue LEDs, 20″ wheels, slotted and cross-drilled brake rotors, and heated and cooled seats. The radiator and clutch have been replaced by El Cajon Ford under current ownership. This Saleen Mustang is offered with stock taillight panels, service records, a 2019 dyno sheet, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

15-0042 S302 Black Label
15-0042 S302 Black Label

The body is finished in Saleen Maliblue Metallic and features a vented hood, tinted windows and lights, and a rear spoiler as well as a carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser. Flat black taillight panels replace the stock Saleen units, which are included in the sale. The seller states that the front bumper cover and hood have been repainted due to chips, and the front splitter has also been recoated with carbon fiber to repair chips and cracks. Remaining chips and scratches can be seen in the gallery along with broken passenger-side mirror glass.

15-0042 S302 Black Label
15-0042 S302 Black Label

Grey 20″ wheels are mounted with Continental rubber up front and Michelin tires in the rear, the latter of which show 2017 date codes. The car is equipped with Saleen S4 high-performance suspension as well as slotted front brake rotors along with cross-drilled and slotted rear rotors. The seller describes the front tires as in need of replacement and notes that the parking brake is inoperable due to worn pads.

15-0042 S302 Black Label
15-0042 S302 Black Label

The interior features heated and cooled front sport seats upholstered in black leather with white and grey inserts, blue LED lighting, dual-zone climate control, a touchscreen stereo, and an integrated Escort Passport 9500ci radar and laser detector.

15-0042 S302 Black Label
15-0042 S302 Black Label

Instrumentation includes a tachometer and speedometer with inset coolant temperature and fuel level gauges as well as boost and air intake temperature readouts on top of the dash. The digital odometer shows approximately 26k miles.

15-0042 S302 Black Label
15-0042 S302 Black Label

The replacement supercharged 5.0-liter Coyote V8 is said to have been installed by El Cajon Ford and reportedly features forged internal components. An oversized radiator has also been installed along with an Exedy Racing Stage 1 organic clutch kit. A 2019 dyno sheet in the gallery shows peak output of 516 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, with an estimated 609 crankshaft horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

The September 2019 Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage with entries through August 2016. Service records are also included in the sale.

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PRE-PRODUCTION S281 EXTREME (05-0001E) TO HIT BARRETT-JACKSON, LAS VEGAS

Lot #645
2005 FORD MUSTANG SALEEN EXTREME PROTOTYPE #001
Auction: Las Vegas 2019
Reserve: NO RESERVE
Status: Available
Price Request Bidder Info
Lot: 645
Year: 2005
Make: FORD
Model: MUSTANG SALEEN
Style: EXTREME PROTOTYPE

Details
VIN: 1ZVFT82H755131288
Exterior Color: SPEEDLAB YELLOW
Interior Color: CHARCOAL
Cylinders: V8
Engine Size: 4.6-LITER SUPERCHARGED
Transmission: 6-SPEED MANUAL

Description
Lot #645 – This is a fully documented 2005 Saleen Extreme S281 R&D Prototype finished in Speedlab Yellow over a Dark Charcoal leather interior with black graphics. It’s a true one-of-one car with 21,727 actual miles, most of which occurred during factory testing, and is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine backed by a 6-speed manual transmission.

Saleen did not release the Extreme model to the general public for purchase until 2006. This Saleen was used as the promotional Extreme model, which was unveiled at the Chicago and New York auto shows, generating pre-orders for 2006 production. This exact car can also be found within factory promotional literature. The 2005 Extreme Prototype story is very unique. In the Saleen production logs there were three prototypes set for production in 2005: #0001E, #0002E and #0003E. In reality, the #0003E car was never actually produced. The #0002E car, Sonic Blue in color, was purchased by an R&D employee and totaled while driving in the rain a short time after. This #0001E car is not only the first 2005 Extreme prototype but also the only remaining prototype in existence for the ’05-09 lineage. Many components on the car are hand-built and first of their kind, from the quarter-window deletes and carbon diffusers to a host of custom Saleen internal engine components.

In 2018 the 05-0001E was shipped to Corona, CA, not only for firsthand factory authentication, but to attend the Saleen World Car Show. For the show, the Saleen family selected one car from each production lineage to be parked in front of headquarters on display, and the 05-0001E was selected to represent the ’05-09 lineage. Ultimately, the one-of-a-kind 05-0001E was selected to receive The Best of Show award. While at Saleen Headquarters, Steve Saleen personally signed the dash with the #1 designation, and signed the engine compartment as well. Molly Saleen also signed her picture endorsing the 05-0001E at the show. All documented signatures, video of Steve Saleen signing 05-0001E, signed Factory Authentication Letter, processed Saleen Best of Show Award check, Saleen World Car Show numbered vehicle entry pass, and a factory brochure with 05-0001E featured will accompany the car. CARFAX shows Ford Motor Company manufacturer safety recall issued on 01/27/2019: Passenger airbag inflator replacement.

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[Source: Barrett-Jackson]